This text- and workbook provides a clearly written, comprehensive introduction to the major topics associated with plastics technology. It is divided into educational units, each covering a distinct subject area. Students can arrange these units to fit their individual educational objectives.
Each unit has key questions at the beginning and review questions at the end, providing a useful means for the reader to work through the lessons with specific objectives in mind. Thus, the book not only enhances the reader's understanding of plastics and plastics technology, it also facilitates independent, self-paced learning.
Contents: · Fundamentals - Raw Materials and Polymer Synthesis - Methods of Polymer Synthesis - Bonding Forces in Polymers - Classification of Plastics · Properties of Plastics - Deformation Behavior - Time-Dependent Behavior - Physical Properties · Plastics Processing and Fabrication - Compounding - Extrusion and Blow Molding - Injection Molding - Thermoforming - Fiber-Reinforced Plastics - Welding - Machining - Adhesive Bonding · Plastics Products and Waste, Recycling · Appendix - Glossary of Plastics Technology - Selected Literature
"...very comprehensive textbook covering the main subjects of plastic technology, which recommends it to students involved in this domain." - Daniela Lorena Rusu, Mihai Rusu, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, January 03