The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers

The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers

4th Edition - March 22, 2019

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  • Author: Laurence McKeen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128164570

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The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition, provides critical data on the effect of UV light and weathering on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers, designers and R&D professionals to select the right materials when developing plastics products for a range of industries and applications. This information will also support academic researchers and scientists in developing polymeric materials for advanced applications.

Key Features

  • Provides vital data on the effects of weather and UV light exposure on plastics and elastomers
  • Offers practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics for outdoor applications
  • Expanded revision includes the latest data, polymer classes and newly available materials, including bio-based polymers and plastics for 3D printing


Industry: Plastics engineers, product designers, packaging engineers, R&D professionals, and materials scientists. Academia: Researchers and scientists in plastics engineering, polymer processing, polymer chemistry, and materials weathering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Plastics and Polymers Compositions
    2. Introduction to the Weathering of Plastics
    3. Introduction to Plastic Properties
    4. Styrenic Plastics
    5. Polyesters
    6. Polyimides
    7. Polyamides Nylons
    8. Polyolefins
    9. Polyvinyls and Acrylics
    10. Fluoropolymers
    11. High-Temperature/High-Performance Polymers
    12. Elastomers and Rubbers
    13. Sustainable Polymers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2019
  • Published: March 22, 2019
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128164570

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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