Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers and Composites 4e
Thoroughly revised, this new edition features the latest advance in properties of plastics, elastomers, and composites while providing practical examples throughout. Thermosets, plastics in coatings and finishes, thermoplastics and plastics in packaging are covered.
Covers such topics as fundamentals of plastics; elastomers; composites; electrical design properties and testing; mechanical design properties and testing; health, safety and environmental resistance considerations; and laminate and reinforced plastics materials and properties.
New chapters focus on advanced uses of plastics in automotive and packaging designs and recycling of plastics.
Comprehensive treatment of the chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties of plastics, elastomers, and composites.
Provides practical examples throughout which can be used in day-to-day practice and reference to structural engineers.
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CHAPTER 1: Thermoplastics
CHAPTER 2: Thermosets, Reinforced Plastics, and Composites
CHAPTER 3: Elastomeric Materials and Processes
CHAPTER 4: Composite Materials and Processes
CHAPTER 5: Metal Matrix Composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Carbon Matrix Composites, and Thermally Conductive Polymer Matrix Composites
CHAPTER 6: Plastics in Coatings and Finishes
CHAPTER 7: Plastics and Elastomers in Adhesives
CHAPTER 8: Plastics Joining
CHAPTER 9: Design and Processing of Plastic Parts
CHAPTER 10: Automotive Plastics and Elastomer Applications
CHAPTER 11: Plastics in Packaging
CHAPTER 12: Plastics Recycling
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms and Definitions
Appendix B: Some Common Abbreviations Used in the Plastics Industry
Appendix C: Important Properties for Designing With Plastics
Appendix D: Electrical Properties of Resins and Compounds
Appendix E: Sources of Specifications and Standards for Plastics and Composites