Aiming to provide a broad range of new industrial techniques and developments, this book presents the latest information, data and guidelines. It also categorizes plastics and elastics, identifies the materials in each category and presents the advantages of each for major products. The new edition of this reference also examines the chemical and mechanical properties of plastics and elastomers, showing engineers how to utilize these materials in designing products as well as for protective and decorative coatings. This volume now covers a range of new thermoplastics, advances in the development of thermoplastic elastomers, new developments in processing advanced composite materials, the latest high-performance requirements for products with both chemical and mechanical applications, improvements in plastic compositions and processing capabilities and the health and safety aspects of plastics.
Engineering-Transportation, Engineering, Chemical, Plastics,