The broad range of professionals involved in plastics and related industries requires a comprehensive, accessible resource on these ubiquitous materials that foregoes cumbersome, technical jargon. Plastics Materials and Processes: A Concise Encyclopedia defines materials, processes, properties, test methods, and other useful information in a straightforward and efficient manner.
Charles Harper and Edward Petrie selected the contents of their encyclopedia with an eye toward giving readers an efficient, intelligent overall insight into plastics without requiring them to wade through additional texts or handbooks in specific areas. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia includes information on:
- Application guidelines
- Process method trade–offs
- Design, finishing, and performance criteria
- Chemical, structural, and other basic polymer considerations
The authors begin with a brief introduction to polymers and plastics that brings the disparate information of the Encyclopedia together. Several appendices of valuable property data are also included, comparing plastics and other commonly used materials with one another and offering guidance on processing methods and final applications.
Intended for general managers, executives, purchasing and manufacturing personnel, supervisors, engineers, and students, this comprehensive guide will be useful to anyone involved in product design, development, application, manufacturing, marketing, or other periphery functions in the plastics industry. Plastics Materials and Processes provides a concise reference to an extraordinary volume of pertinent material.
" fills the need for a handy, one–volume source for definitions and basic explanations in the rapidly growing plastics field recommended " (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 8, April 2004)
"...recommended to technologists as a source for quick, qualitative information..." (Polymer News)
"...It will be a valuable addition to technical libraries..." (Reactive and Functional Polymers, March 2004)