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The Plastics Compendium vol. 2

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The Plastics Compendium vol. 2
Author: M.C. Hough and R. Dolbey
ISBN 978-1-85957-092-0

Published: 1998
pages 500

Price: $280.00 + S&H
  • Summary
  • Table of Contents
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Each material has been assigned a comparative ranking value for each of the properties. These range from Excellent to Very Poor and Not Applicable. 62 properties are covered, in 4 categories:

  • General and electrical; including shrinkage, warpage, hydrolytic stability, UV weathering and material cost.
  • Mechanical; e.g. tensile strength, fatigue index, toughness and wear.
  • Processing; i.e. ability to be processed by moulding, extrusion, pultrusion, casting, resin injection, etc.
  • Post-processing; e.g. machining, plating and welding.
  • The information is presented in the following main sections:


  • Property based listings.
  • Comparative materials data sheets.
  • Alphabetical indexes of properties and materials.

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