• A succinct source of information for designers and manufacturers.
• A decision-making tool for those who need a quick and pragmatic account of thermosets and composites.
• A synoptic account of the techno-economics and properties of all the commonly-used thermosets and composites.
Designers and manufacturers using thermosets and composites, or those intending to do so, often need a succinct source of information on the economics and properties of these materials. This book provides a synoptic approach.
It covers the economic importance of thermosets and composites, a comparison of the properties of the various thermoset categories, monographs on the nine principal families of thermosets, polymer composites and emergent materials and processes.
Will enable readers to make informed decisions leading to well designed and made products.
Designers and users of plastics, manufacturers of composites and thermosets, equipment manufacturers, R&D scientists and some academic departments.
Chapter 1 - Outline of the actual situation of plastics versus conventional materials
1.1 Polymers: the industrial and economic reality compared to traditional materials
1.1.1 Plastic and metal consumption
1.1.2 Mechanical properties
22.214.171.124 Intrinsic mechanical properties
126.96.36.199 Specific mechanical properties
1.1.3 Thermal and electrical properties
1.1.5 Material costs
188.8.131.52 Cost per weight of various materials
184.108.40.206 Cost per volume of various materials
220.127.116.11 [Performances/cost per litre] ratios of various materials
1.2 What are thermosets, composites and hybrids?
1.2.2 Polymer composites
1.2.3 Hybrid materials
1.3 Plastics: an answer to the main designer's problems
1.3.1 Economical requirements
1.3.2 Technical requirements
1.3.3 Marketing requirements
1.3.4 Environmental requirements
1.3.5 Some weaknesses of the polymer materials
1.4 Outline of the technical and economic possibilities of processing
1.4.1 Thermoset processing
18.104.22.168 Moulding the solid thermosets
22.214.171.124 Moulding the liquid thermosets
126.96.36.199 Secondary processing
1.4.2 Composite processing
188.8.131.52 Primary processes
184.108.40.206 Secondary processing
220.127.116.11 Repaire possibilities: a significant composite advantage
1.4.3 Hybrid processing
1.5 Environmental constraints
1.5.1 Toxicity and pollution
1.5.2 The recycling of polymers
1.6 The final material/process/cost compromis
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- 18th December 2003
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Michel Biron is a plastics consultant based in Les Ulis, France, and is a Graduate Chemist Engineer from the Institut National Supérieur de Chimie Industrielle de Rouen and Polymer Specialist from the Institut Français du Caoutchouc. He has authored numerous technical papers and books on plastics.
Plastics Consultant, Les Ulis, France
This book is of value to someone already involved deeply in thermosetsand composites looking for 'nuggets of gold'. Eli M. Pearce H. F. Mark Polymer Research Institute Polytechnic University Brooklyn NY USA