The stability and resistance of polymeric materials determine whether they can be utilized in a given application. Authoritative and reliable material information is needed during the material selection process and this information must consider the influences of material manufacturing, compounding and stabilization, processing, part design, use and subsequent disposal/recycling.
This book is based on the review of more than 1200 literature sources and represents a comprehensive overview of the current know-how regarding the stability and resistance of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers as well as the most commonly used reinforcements and additives.
Extensive tables document material resistance to given media, facilitating appropriate material selection or stabilization for a given application.
Contents Volume 1:
Principles of Aging
Influence of Processing and Use
Resistance to Thermal and Thermal-Oxidative Loads, Weathering, Chemicals, Ionizing Radiation,
Microorganisms, Biological Influences, and Mechanical Loads
Creep and Fatigue of Reinforced Polymers
Contents Volume 2:
Chemical Resistance Tables
White Lists of Media Influence (According to DIBt)
Gottfried W. Ehrenstein is Emeritus Professor for Plastics Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Previously, he was Head of the Süddeutsche Kunststoffzentrum (SKZ), Professor in the Department of Material Science/Plastics at the University of Kassel. He worked in the Department of Application Technology of BASF for 10 years.
Sonja Ponngratz is responsible for failure, material, and emmision analysis of plastic components at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. Previously she was responsible for failure analysis at Freundenberg Froschungsdienst KG and has taught courses at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg on plastics failure analysis.