The expert contributors to this new handbook demystify new technologies and materials, and present the fundamentals of plastics engineering for optimal engineering and business decisions.
• Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don’t teach you in school, and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up to speed on a new field.
• The depth and detail of the coverage of new developments enables engineers and managers to gain knowledge of, and evaluate, new technologies and materials in key growth areas such as biomaterials and nanotechnology.
• This highly practical handbook is set apart from other references in the field, being written by engineers for an audience of engineers and providing a wealth of real-world examples, best practice guidance and rules-of-thumb.
"An authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing authoritative guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing and analyzing them. Materials and additives are described as well as their characteristics and effects. The technologies and machinery used in processing operations are covered with reference to product design. And recent developments in a cross-section of applications demonstrate in a pragmatic way, the opportunities as well as the limitations of plastics."--Biospace.com
Part I Plastics Engineering: Basic Fundamentals (7 chapters)
Introduction to Plastics Engineering (sections 1-4 and 6-8 of old Chapter 22, The Plastics Industry)
Testing of Plastics
Testing and Instrumental Analysis for the plastics processing industry: key technologies
Plastics Processing (sections 5 of old Chapter 22, The Plastics Industry)
Additives for Plastics
Part II Plastics Engineering: New Developments
Plastics Materials (9 chapters)
Thermoplastic Elastomers and Their Applications
Nanocomposites: preparation, structure, properties
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Additives (7 chapters)
Coatings and Colorant Processing Fundamentals (two chapters combined)
Dispersants and Coupling Agents
Functional Fillers for Plastics
Processes (11 chapters)
Chaotic advection and its application for forming structured plastic materials
Chemical Mechanical Polishing: Role of Polymeric Additives and Composite Materials
Process Monitoring & Control
Recycling of Plastics
Applications (6 chapters)
Design of Plastic Parts
Plastics in Building and Construction
Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Applications
Plastic Piping Materials
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles
Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Fabrication
Edited by Myer Kutz, Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA