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Title:
Training in plastics technology : a text- and workbook
Author:
Michaeli, Walter.
Uniform Title:
Technologie der Kunststoffe. English.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Munich : Hanser Publishers ; Cincinnati : Hanser Gardner Publications, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Errata slip inserted.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

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ISBN:
9781569902936

9783446213449
Format :
Book

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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.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Lesson 1 Plastics Fundamentalsp. 5
1.1 What are Plastics?p. 6
1.2 What are Plastics Made Of?p. 6
1.3 How are Plastics Classified?p. 7
1.4 How are Plastics Identified?p. 8
1.5 What are the Physical Properties of Plastics?p. 8
Review Questionsp. 12
Lesson 2 Raw Materials and Polymer Synthesisp. 13
2.1 Raw Materials for Plasticsp. 14
2.2 Monomers and Polymersp. 15
2.3 Polyethylene Synthesisp. 16
Review Questionsp. 18
Lesson 3 Methods of Polymer Synthesisp. 19
3.1 Addition of Polymerizationp. 20
3.2 Polycondensationp. 22
3.3 Polyaddition (step addition)p. 24
Review Questionsp. 26
Lesson 4 Bonding Forces in Polymersp. 27
4.1 Bonding Forces Within Moleculesp. 28
4.2 Intermolecular Forcesp. 28
4.3 Effects of Temperaturep. 29
Review Questionsp. 30
Lesson 5 Classification of Plasticsp. 31
5.1 Identification of Plastics Categoriesp. 32
5.2 Thermoplasticsp. 32
5.3 Cross-linked Plastics (Elastomers, Thermosets)p. 34
Review Questionsp. 36
Lesson 6 Deformation Behavior of Plasticsp. 37
6.1 Behavior of Thermoplasticsp. 38
6.2 Amorphous Thermoplasticsp. 39
6.3 Semicrystalline Thermoplasticsp. 40
6.4 Behavior of Cross-linked Plasticsp. 42
Review Questionsp. 44
Lesson 7 Time-Dependent Behavior of Plasticsp. 45
7.1 Load-bearing Behavior of Plasticsp. 46
7.2 Effects of Time on Mechanical Behaviorp. 47
7.3 Recovery Behavior of Thermoplasticsp. 48
7.4 Dependence of Plastics on Time and Temperaturep. 49
Review Questionsp. 52
Lesson 8 Physical Propertiesp. 53
8.1 Densityp. 54
8.2 Thermal Conductivityp. 55
8.3 Electrical Conductivityp. 56
8.4 Transparencyp. 57
8.5 Characteristic Material Valuesp. 58
Review Questionsp. 60
Lesson 9 Plastics Fabrication and Processingp. 61
9.1 Methods of Fabrication and Processingp. 62
9.2 Methods for Shaping Thermoplasticsp. 63
Review Questionsp. 64
Lesson 10 Plastics Compoundingp. 65
10.1 Overviewp. 66
10.2 Additives and Meteringp. 66
10.3 Mixingp. 67
10.4 Plasticizingp. 69
10.5 Pelletizingp. 70
10.6 Size reductionp. 71
Review Questionsp. 72
Lesson 11 Extrusionp. 73
11.1 Introductionp. 74
11.2 Extrusion Equipmentp. 74
11.3 Coextrusionp. 81
11.4 Extrusion Blow Moldingp. 82
Review Questionsp. 84
Lesson 12 Injection Moldingp. 85
12.1 Introductionp. 86
12.2 Injection Molding Machinep. 87
12.3 Moldp. 90
12.4 Process Sequencep. 92
12.5 Injection Molding of Thermosets and Elastomersp. 95
Review Questionsp. 96
Lesson 13 Fiber-Reinforced Plasticsp. 97
13.1 Materialsp. 98
13.2 Process Sequencep. 100
13.3 Manual Processing Methodsp. 101
13.4 Automated Processing Methodsp. 102
Review Questionsp. 106
Lesson 14 Plastic Foamsp. 107
14.1 Properties of Foamsp. 108
14.2 Foam Productionp. 111
Review Questionsp. 114
Lesson 15 Thermoformingp. 115
15.1 Fundamentalsp. 116
15.2 Process Stepsp. 116
15.3 Technical Equipmentp. 118
Review Questionsp. 120
Lesson 16 Welding Plasticsp. 121
16.1 Fundamentalsp. 122
16.2 Process Stepsp. 122
16.3 Welding Methodsp. 123
Review Questionsp. 128
Lesson 17 Machining Plasticsp. 129
17.1 Fundamentalsp. 130
17.2 Technical Processesp. 130
Review Questionsp. 134
Lesson 18 Adhesive Bonding of Plasticsp. 135
18.1 Fundamentalsp. 136
18.2 Classification of Adhesivesp. 139
18.3 Cementing Procedurep. 140
Review Questionsp. 142
Lesson 19 Plastics Products and Plastics Wastep. 143
19.1 Discussion of Plastics Wastesp. 144
19.2 Plastics in Production and Processingp. 144
19.3 Plastics Products and Their Life Expectanciesp. 145
19.4 Waste Reduction and Utilizationp. 147
Review Questionsp. 148
Lesson 20 Recycling Plasticsp. 149
20.1 Recycling of Plasticsp. 150
20.2 Mechanical Recyclingp. 150
20.3 Feedstock Recyclingp. 153
20.4 Energy Recoveryp. 154
Review Questionsp. 156
Appendix I Glossary of Plastics Technologyp. 157
Appendix II Selected Literaturep. 163
Appendix III Example of a Training Program for Plastics Processing Operators in the USp. 167
Answers to Review Questionsp. 179

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