Reinforced Plastics Handbook - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781856174503, 9780080516011

Reinforced Plastics Handbook

3rd Edition

Authors: Donald Rosato Dominick Rosato
eBook ISBN: 9780080516011
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856174503
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 15th December 2004
Page Count: 1082
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In this 3rd Edition of the Reinforced Plastics Handbook the authors have continued the approach of the late John Murphy, author of the first and second editions.The book provides a compendium of information on every aspect of materials, processes, designs and construction.Fiber-reinforced plastics are a class of materials in which the basic properties of plastics are given mechanical reinforcement by the addition of fibrous materials. The wide choice of plastics resin matrices and the correspondingly wide choice of reinforcing materials mean that the permutations are virtually unlimited. But the optimum properties of resin and reinforcement cannot be obtained unless there is an effective bond between the two, and this is the continuing objective of reinforced plastics production, design and processing.

Key Features

· New 3rd edition of this comprehensive practical manual · This is a 'bible' for all those involved in the reinforced plastics industry, whether manufacturers, specifiers, designers or end-users. · Has been completely revised and updated to reflect all the latest developments in the industry


Manufacturers, specifiers, suppliers and end-users of reinforced plastics; plastics engineers; consultants; R&D staff; maintenance/repair staff

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction; Chapter 2 – Reinforcements; Chapter 3 – Plastics; Chapter 4 – Compound Constructions; Chapter 5- Fabricating Processes; Chapter 6 – Markets/Products; Chapter 7 – Designs; Chapter 8 – Engineering Analyses; Chapter 9 – Selecting Plastics and Process; Chapter 10 – Summary.


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About the Author

Donald Rosato

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President, PlastiSource, Concord, MA, USA

Dominick Rosato

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