This introductory book covers the entire spectrum of the plastics technology/engineering, from raw material to finished plastic products. It is intended not just for university/college students in plastics technology and other engineering disciplines but also for beginners to the field in general.
The interconnectivity between the different relevant knowledge areas of plastics technology, such as materials engineering, processing technology, and product development, is emphasized. A chapter “Plastics and the Environment” is also included, covering a topic (rightly) often of great concern to students and newcomers to the field.
Also includes numerous videos, conveniently linked via QR codes, to better demonstrate key processes visually.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten is head of the IKT (Institute for Plastics Engineering) at the University of Stuttgart, one of the leading German research and teaching institutes in the field of plastics technology, encompassing materials engineering, processing, and product development.