Rapid growth and development in plastics production and application created a demand for meaningful
measuring and analysis methods in polymer testing. Advances in electronic measuring techniques led to
further developments in classic testing methods as well as to completely new methods, for which the first
edition of Polymer Testing was written.
Considerable advances in the evaluation of structure-property correlations and standardization have taken
place since the first edition of Polymer Testing, so the book has been comprehensively revised. This
updated edition covers the latest developments in the field, including amendments to the most important
polymer testing standards.
Included in this edition is essential information about damage processes and deformation mechanisms
that can be discovered with the help of coupled non-destructive polymer testing methods and hybrid
methods of polymer diagnostics, respectively. Numerous examples for the optimization of polymers and
their composites and the assessment of component properties provide a material science focused insight
into modern polymer testing.
Preparation of Specimens
Determining Process-Related Properties
Mechanical Properties of Polymers
Fracture Toughness Measurements in Engineering Plastics
Testing of Physical Properties
Evaluating Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance
Non-Destructive Polymer Testing
Hybrid Methods of Polymer Diagnostics
Testing of Composite Materials
Technological Testing Methods
Testing of Microcomponents
Prof. Wolfgang Grellmann has, since 1995, been head of "Material Diagnostics/Material Testing“ at the Center for Engineering Science at the Martin Luther University,Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Prof. Sabine Seidler has, since 1996, been Chair of "Nonmetallic Materials" at the Institute for Materials Science and Materials Technology at the Technical University of Vienna. She is also Rector of the university.