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Industrial Plastics: Theory and Applications / Edition 3

Industrial Plastics: Theory and Applications / Edition 3

by Erik Lokensgard, Terry Richardson


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Industrial Plastics: Theory and Applications / Edition 3

This book serves as a valuable reference on the many facets of plastics for anyone involved with the plastics industry. Broad coverage of the many facets of industrial plastics, makes it a useful resource for a wide range of professionals in the plastics industry. Plastics history, health and safety issues, and testing are used to evaluate materials. Environmental issues such as plastics recycling are discussed in depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827365582
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Series: Mechanical Technology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 554
Product dimensions: 8.57(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Erik Lokensgard, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction. Current Status of Plastics. Elementary Polymer Chemicals. Health and Safety. Elementary Statistics. Properties and Tests of Plastics. Ingredients of Plastics. Selection of Commercial Plastics. Machining and Finishing. Molding Processes. Extrusion Processes. Laminating Processes. Reinforcing Processes and Materials. Casting Materials and Processes. Thermoforming. Expansion Processes. Coating Processes. Fabrication Processes. Decoration Processes. Radiation Processes. Design Considerations. Tooling abd Mold Making. Commercial Considerations. Appendices: Glossary, Abbreviations, Trade Names, Material Identification, Thermoplastics, Useful Tables, Bibliography.

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