Polypropylene: The Definitive User's Guide and Databook presents in a single volume a panoramic and up-to-the-minute user's guide for today's most important thermoplastic. The book examines every aspectùscience, technology, engineering, properties, design, processing, applicationsùof the continuing development and use of polypropylene. The unique treatment means that specialists can not only find what they want but for the first time can relate to and understand the needs and requirements of others in the product development chain. The entire work is underpinned by very extensive collections of property data that allow the reader to put the information to real industrial and commercial use. Despite the preeminence and unrivaled versatility of polypropylene as a thermoplastic material to manufacture, relatively few books have been devoted to its study. Polypropylene: The Definitive User's Guide and Databook not only fills the gap but breaks new ground in doing so. Polypropylene is the most popular thermoplastic in use today, and still one of the fastest growing. Polypropylene: The Definitive User's Guide and Databook is the complete workbook and reference resource for all those who work with the material. Its comprehensive scope uniquely caters to polymer scientists, plastics engineers, processing technologists, product designers, machinery and mold makers, product managers, end users, researchers and students alike.


Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.

Table of Contents

Chemical Properties Morphology Commercial Forms Additives Data Sheet Properties Design Films, Sheets, Fibers & Foams Extensive Processing Data On Pre-Processing Injection Extrusion & Blow Molding Thermoforming Calendering Compression Machining Joining Decorating Functions Including Mechanical, Thermal & Electrical Properties Permeability UV Light and Weathering Sterilization Viscosity Chemical Resistance Flammability Toxicity Also Included Environmental Considerations Agency Approvals Applications Commercial Suppliers Available Grades Information Presented As Textual Discussions Images Graphs Tables


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William Andrew
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"A panoramic view integrating science, technology, processing, performance, design, data, applications, and disposal into a united body of knowledge." - Don Rosato