Introduction to Plastics Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323395007, 9780323396196

Introduction to Plastics Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Anshuman Shrivastava
eBook ISBN: 9780323396196
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323395007
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 17th May 2018
Page Count: 262
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to plastics
2. Polymerization
3. Plastic properties and testing
4. Additives for plastics
5. Plastic processing
6. Plastics part design and application
7. Environmental aspects of plastics


Introduction to Plastics Engineering provides a single reference covering the basics of polymer and plastics materials, and their properties, design, processing and applications in a practical way. The book discusses materials engineering through properties formulation, combining part design and processing to produce final products. This book will be a beneficial guide to materials engineers developing new formulations, processing engineers producing those formulations, and design and product engineers seeking to understand the materials and methods for developing new applications. The book incorporates material properties, engineering, processing, design, applications and sustainable and bio based solutions.

Ideal for those just entering the industry, or transitioning between sectors, this is a quick, relevant and informative reference guide to plastics engineering and processing for engineers and plastics practitioners.

Key Features

  • Provides a single unified reference covering plastics materials, properties, design, processing and applications
  • Offers end-to-end coverage of the industry, from formulation to part design, processing, and the final product
  • Serves as an ideal introductory book for new plastics engineers and students of plastics engineering
  • Provides a convenient reference for more experienced practitioners


Plastics engineers, manufacturing engineers, plastics technologists, processing engineers, design engineers, and product engineers involved with plastics material development or modification


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About the Authors

Anshuman Shrivastava Author

Dr. Shrivastava is a polymer engineer in the medical device industry specializing in new product and process development, polymeric materials, and regulatory process and compliance. He is currently a Senior Advanced Materials Engineer, Delphi Packard, and formerly a Project Engineer at Metis Manufacturing Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Delphi Packard