The Effect of Creep and other Time Related Factors on Plastics and Elastomers - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323353137, 9780323354073

The Effect of Creep and other Time Related Factors on Plastics and Elastomers

3rd Edition

Authors: Laurence McKeen
eBook ISBN: 9780323354073
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323353137
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 5th September 2014
Page Count: 506
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction to Creep, Polymers, Plastics and Elastomers
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Types of Stress
    • 1.3 Basic Concepts of Creep
    • 1.4 Plastics and Polymers
    • 1.5 Plastic Compositions
    • 1.6 Mechanisms of Creep of Plastics
    • 1.7 Poisson’s Ratio
    • 1.8 Using Creep Data in Plastic Product Design
    • 1.9 Summary
    • References
  • 2. Styrenic Plastics
    • 2.1 Polystyrene
    • 2.2 Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
    • 2.3 Styrene Acrylonitrile
    • 2.4 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
    • 2.5 Methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
    • 2.6 Styrene Maleic Anhydride
    • 2.7 Styrenic Block Copolymers
    • 2.8 Styrenic Blends and Alloys
    • References
  • 3. Polyether Plastics
    • 3.1 Polyoxymethylene (POM or Acetal Homopolymer)
    • 3.2 Polyoxymethylene Copolymer (POM-Co or Acetal Copolymer)
    • 3.3 Modified Polyphenylene Ether/Polyphenylene Oxides
    • References
  • 4. Polyesters
    • 4.1 Polycarbonate
    • 4.2 Polybutylene Terephthalate
    • 4.3 Polyethylene Terephthalate
    • 4.4 Liquid Crystalline Polymers
    • 4.5 Polycyclohexylene-Dimethylene Terephthalate
    • 4.6 Polyphthalate Carbonate
    • 4.7 Polyester Blends and Alloys
    • References
  • 5. Polyimides
    • 5.1 Polyetherimide
    • 5.2 Polyamide-Imide
    • 5.3 Polyimide
    • 5.4 Imide Polymer Blends
    • References
  • 6. Polyamides (Nylons)
    • 6.1 Nylon 6 (PA 6)
    • 6.2 Nylon 11 (PA 11)
    • 6.3 Nylon 12 (PA 12)
    • 6.4 Nylon 46 (PA 46)
    • 6.5 Nylon 66 (PA 66)
    • 6.6 Nylon 610 (PA 610)
    • 6.7 Nylon 612 (PA 612)
    • 6.8 Nylon 6/66
    • 6.9 Nylon Amorphous
    • 6.10 Polyarylamide
    • 6.11 Polyphthalamide
    • References


This reference guide brings together a wide range of critical data on the effect of creep and other long term effects on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data are supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts and provides the long-term properties data that designers need to create a product that will stand the test of time.
This new edition represents a full update of the data, removing all obsolete data, adding new data, and updating the list of plastics manufacturers. Additional plastics have also been included for polyesters, polyamides and others where available, including polyolefins, elastomers and fluoropolymers. Entirely new sections on biodegradable polymers and thermosets have been added to the book.
The level of data included – along with the large number of graphs and tables for easy comparison – saves readers the need to contact suppliers, and the selection guide has been fully updated, giving assistance on the questions which engineers should be asking when specifying materials for any given application.

Key Features

  • Trustworthy, current data on creep, stress-strain and environmental stress cracking, enabling easier and more effective material selection and product design.
  • Includes expert guidance to help practitioners make best use of the data.
  • Entirely new sections added on sustainable and biodegradable polymers, and thermosets.


Producers and users of plastics, coatings manufacturers and users, designers, sellers of plastics for use in high temperature environments, especially automotive, aerospace, appliances, oil and gas, medical devices


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About the Authors

Laurence McKeen Author

Larry McKeen has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and worked for DuPont Fluoroproducts from 1978–2014. As a Senior Research Associate Chemist he was responsible for new product development including application technology and product optimization for particular end-uses, and product testing. He retired from DuPont at the end of 2014 and is currently a consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Associate, DuPont, Wilmington, DE, USA