The Effect of Long Term Thermal Exposure on Plastics and Elastomers

The Effect of Long Term Thermal Exposure on Plastics and Elastomers

2nd Edition - April 25, 2021

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  • Author: Laurence McKeen
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323854368
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854375

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The Effect of Long Term Thermal Exposure on Plastics and Elastomers, Second Edition brings together a wide range of essential data on the effect of long-term thermal exposure on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest data and materials. This highly valuable handbook will support engineers, product designers, R&D professionals, and scientists who are working on plastics products or parts for high temperature environments across a range of industries. This readily available data will make it easy for practitioners to learn about plastic materials and their long- term thermal exposure without having to search the general literature or depend on suppliers. This book will also be of interest to researchers and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer processing, coatings, and materials science and engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics in high temperature environments
  • Includes introductory chapters on the effect of heat aging and testing methods, providing the underpinning knowledge required to utilize the data
  • Covers a wide range of commercial polymer classes that are updated to include the latest developments in plastics materials

Readership

Plastics engineers, product designers and R&D professionals, working on plastics products or parts; Engineers and scientists working with plastics materials for application in a range of industries (automotive, aerospace, appliances, oil and gas, medical devices, etc.). Researchers and scientists in plastics engineering, polymer processing, polymer and coatings chemistry, and materials science

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    1. Introduction to the Effect of Heat Aging on Plastics

    2. Introduction to the Physical, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

    3. The Effect of Heat Aging on the Properties of Styrenic Plastics

    4. The Effect of Heat Aging on the Properties of Polyesters

    5. The Effect of Heat Aging on the Properties of Polyimides

    6. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of Polyamides (Nylons)

    7. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of Polyolefins, Polyvinyls & Acrylics

    8. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of Fluoropolymers

    9. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of High Temperature/High Performance Polymers

    10. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of Elastomers and rubbers

    11. The Effect of heat aging on the properties of Sustainable polymers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2021
  • Published: April 25, 2021
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323854368
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854375

About the Author

Laurence McKeen

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

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