Description

• A comprehensive book which collates the experience of two well-known US plastic engineers.
• Enables engineers to make informed decisions.
• Includes a unique chronology of the world of plastics.

The use of plastics is increasing year on year, and new uses are being found for plastics in many industries. Designers using plastics need to understand the nature and properties of the materials which they are using so that the products perform to set standards.

This book, written by two very experienced plastics engineers, provides copious information on the materials, fabrication processes, design considerations and plastics performance, thus allowing informed decisions to be made by engineers.

It also includes a useful chronology of the world of plastics, a resource not found elsewhere.

Readership

Plastics engineers; mechanical engineers; designers; structural engineers and consultants.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - OVERVIEW
Introduction Materials of Construction
Thermoplastics
Crystalline & Amorphous Polymers
Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Thermosets
Crosslinked Thermoplastics
Reinforced Plastics
Thermal Expansions
Ductilities
Toughnesses
Tolerances/Shrinkages
Compounds
Prepregs
Sheet Molding Compounds
Bulk Molding Compounds
Commodity & Engineering Plastics
Elastomers/Rubbers

Plastic Behaviors
Morphology/Molecular Structure/Mechanical Property
Densities
Molecular Weights
Molecular Weight Distributions
Viscosities and Melt Flows
Newtonian/non-Newtonian
Melt Index
Rheology & Mechanical Analysis
Viscoelasticities
Processing-to-Performance Interface
Glass Transition Temperatures
Melt Temperatures
Processing and Moisture
Drying Operations

Fabricating Processes
Extrusions
Orientations
Postformings
Coextrusions
Injection Moldings
Coinjections
Gas-Assist Moldings
Micromoldings
Blow Moldings
Complex Consolidated Structural Products
Thermoformings
Foams
Reinforced Plastics
Calenders
Castings
Coatings
Compression Moldings
Reaction Injection Moldings
Rotational Moldings

Variables

Details

No. of pages:
588
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080514079
Print ISBN:
9781856174169
Print ISBN:
9780444560490

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Reviews

An essential reference source for plastics engineers, mechanical engineers, designers, structural engineers and consultants. APOLLIT,2004