Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics is a unique reference work, providing a comprehensive cross-referenced compilation of chemical resistance data that explains the effect of thousands of exposure media on the properties and characteristics of commodity thermoplastics.
The two volumes cover thermoplastics grouped within the following parts:
- Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers
- Acrylonitrile Polymers
- Cellulosics Polymers
- Olefinic Polymers
- Polyurethanes Polycarbonates
- Styrene Copolymers
- Styrene Copolymers
- Vinyl Chloride Polymers
- Vinyl Polymers
- The single most comprehensive data source covering the chemical resistance properties of high consumption volume commercial thermoplastics
- A rating number is provided for each test, summarizing the effect of the exposure medium on the given thermoplastic
- The data covered in the two volumes is also provided as an online publication offering extended navigation and search features
Volume 1 Part 1: Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers 1. Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers Part 2: Acrylonitrile Polymers 2. Acrylonitrile Polymers Part 3: Cellulosics Polymers 3. Cellulosics Polymers Part 4: Ionomers 4. Ionomers Part 5: Olefinic Polymers 5. Linear Low Density Polyethylenes (LLDPE) 6. Low Density Polyethylenes (LDPE) 7. Polyethylene, HDPE 8. Polyethylene, MDPE 9. Polypropylene 10. Other Olefinic Polymers Part 6: Polyacetals 11. Acetal, Copolymer (POM Copolymer)
Volume 2 Part 6: Polyacetals (continued) 12. Acetal, Homopolymer (POM Homopolymer) Part 7: Polyamides 13. Nylon 11 (PA 11) 14. Nylon 12 (PA 12) 15. Nylon 46 (PA 46) 16. Nylon 6 (PA 6) 17. Nylon 610 (PA 610) 18. Nylon 612 (PA 612) 19. Nylon 66 (PA 66) 20. Nylon, amorphous (PA, amorphous) 21. PoIycaprolactones 22. Polyamide, Nylon 23. Other Polyamides Part 8: Polycarbonates 24. PoIycarbonates Part 9: Polyesters 25. Polyester, PET 26. Other PoIyesters Part 10: Polyurethanes 27. Polyurethanes Part 11: Styrene Copolymers 28. ABS 29. Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) and Other Copolymers Part 12: Styrene Polymers 30. Polystyrenes (PS) 31. Polystyrene, Impact Part 13: Vinyl Chloride Polymers 32. Polyvinyl Chlorides (PVC) Part 14: Vinyl Polymers 33. Vinyl Polymers
William Woishnis launched the first version of 'Chemical Resistance' in 1989, and went on to co-found William Andrew Publishing the following year. He later co-founded Knovel, offering a ground-breaking combination of online books and data, providing engineers with a productivity platform that is still widely used today. He passed away on August 2, 2009.
Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009.
He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering.
He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974.
His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.