Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook - Processing and Materials

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook - Processing and Materials

Author: Myer Kutz
ISBN 978-1-4377-3514-7 

574 pages, 1st. Edition
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.

Key Features
  • • 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 enable 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, is written by engineers for an audience of engineers and providing a wealth of real-world examples, best practice guidance, and rules-of-thumb.
  • Quotes
  • 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."
  • 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)

    Electrical Properties

    Mechanical Properties

    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)

    Engineering Thermoplastics

    Thermoplastic Elastomers and Their Applications

    Thermoset Elastomers


    Nanocomposites: preparation, structure, properties


    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    Biodegradable Plastics

    Polymeric Biomaterials

    Additives (7 chapters)

    Adhesion Promotion

    Coatings and Colorant Processing Fundamentals (two chapters combined)

    Dispersants and Coupling Agents

    Functional Fillers for Plastics

    Flame Retardants


    Polymer Stabilization

    Processes (11 chapters)

    Blow Molding

    Chaotic advection and its application for forming structured plastic materials

    Chemical Mechanical Polishing: Role of Polymeric Additives and Composite Materials

    Compression Molding


    Injection Molding

    Microcellular Processing

    Rotational Molding


    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