(partial) General Properties of Plastics. Polymeric materials; Plastics available to the designer; Selection of plastics. Mechanical Properties of Plastics - Deformation. Viscoelastic behaviour of plastics; Short-term/Long-term testing of plastics; Design methods for plastics using deformation data; Mathematical models of viscoelastic behaviour; Intermittent loading; Deformation behaviour of reinforced plastics. Mechanical Properties of Plastics - Fracture. Concept of stress concentration; Energy approach to fracture; Stress intensity factor approach to fracture; General fracture behaviour of plastics; Creep failure of plastics; Fatigue of plastics; Impact behaviour of plastics. Processing of Plastics. Extrusion; Injection moulding; Thermoforming; Calendering; Rotational moulding; Compression moulding; Transfer moulding; Processing reinforced thermoplastics; Processing reinforced thermosets. Analysis of Polymer Melt Flow. General behaviour of polymer melts; Isothermal flow in channels; Elastic behaviour of polymer melts; Residence and relaxation times; Power used to extrude a polymer melt; Experimental methods used to obtain flow data; Analysis of flow during processing; Summary of melt flow equations. Appendices.