The Effect of Long Term Thermal Exposure on Plastics and Elastomers, 1st Edition

The Effect of Long Term Thermal Exposure on Plastics and Elastomers, 1st Edition

Author: L McKeen
ISBN 9780323221085 
Published: 2013

Key Features

Essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics for use in high-temperature environments

Includes introductory chapters on polymer chemistry and its effect on thermal stability, providing the underpinning knowledge required to utilize the data

Covers a wide range of commercial polymer classes, saving readers the need to contact suppliers



This reference guide brings together a wide range of essential data on the effect of long-term thermal exposure on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data is supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real-world engineering contexts.

High heat environments are common in automotive, oil and gas, household appliances, coatings, space and aeronautics and many more end uses. As a result, thermal stability data are critically important to engineers designing parts, particularly that replace metals, work that is common today as they look for ways to reduce weight. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials for a given product or application across a wide range of sectors.

Several polymer classes are covered, including polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, elastomers, fluoropolymers, biodegradable plastics and more, saving readers the need to contact suppliers. The book also includes introductory sections to provide background on plastic/polymer chemistry and formulation and plastic testing methods, providing the knowledge required to make the best use of the data.



Plastics engineers, product designers, and materials scientists.

Sectors: construction; consumer goods; medical devices; oil & gas; automotive & aerospace.
Introduction to Plastics and Polymers
Principles of Thermal Stabilization
Introduction to Plastics Testing
Styrene-Based Plastics
Polyamides (Nylons)
Polyolefins, Polyvinyls, and Acrylics
High Temperature/ High-Performance Polymers
Elastomers and Rubbers
Environmentally Friendly Polymers