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Basics of Troubleshooting in Plastics Processing. An Introductory Practical Guide. Wiley–Scrivener

  • ID: 2243054
  • Book
  • March 2011
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Basics of Troubleshooting in Plastics Processing presents a condensed practical guide providing the reader with a broad introduction to properties of thermoplastics, additives, the major processes (extrusion, injection molding, rotational molding, blow molding, and thermoforming), as well as troubleshooting. It provides the plastics processor with an improved understanding of the basics by explaining the science behind the technology so that the root causes of problems can be identified and solved. The book′s framework discusses troubleshooting in plastics processing in order to emphasize the importance it has to the production of high quality end products. Each chapter contains both practical and detailed technical information.

This basic guide provides state–of–the–art information on:

  • Processiong problems and defects during manufacturing

  • Plastics materials, their properties and characterization

  • Plastics processing techniques

  • Plastics additives

  • Troubleshooting of the 5 main plastics processes

The Basics of Troubleshooting in Plastics Processing is for operators, processors, engineers, and chemists in manufacturing and other plastics industries. In addition, the book is ideal for technical seminars in industry or courses in engineering and technology schools that teach polymers or plastics technology both at the graduate and post graduate levels.

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1. Introduction.

1.1 Market Trends.

1.2 Importance of Plastics.

1.3 Plastics Processing.

1.4 Fundamental.


2. Plastics Materials.

2.1 Properties and Processing.

2.2 Polyethylene.

2.3 Polypropylene (PP).

2.4 Polystyrene.

2.5 Polyvinylchloride (PVC).

2.6 Engineering Plastics.

2.7 Advantages.

2.8 Fundamental.


3. Plastics Additives.

3.1 Antioxidants.

3.2 Anti–block Agents.

3.3 Antistatic Agent.

3.4 Clarifying Agents.

3.5 Slip Additives.

3.6 Processing Aids.

3.7 Antifogging Agents.

3.8 Antiblocking Agents.

3.9 Heat Stabilizers.

3.10 Lubricants.

3.11 Plasticizers.

3.12 Coupling Agents or Surface Modifiers.

3.13 Release Agents.

3.14 Flame Retardants.

3.15 Pigments.

3.16 Light Stabilizers.

3.17 Impact Modifiers.

3.18 Blowing Agents.

3.19 Nucleating Agents.

3.20 Biocides.

3.21 Fillers.

3.22 Fundamentals.


4. Plastics Processing.

4.1 Focus on Plastics Processing.

4.2 Injection Molding.

4.3 Extrusion.

4.4 Blow Molding.

4.5 Thermoforming.

4.6 Rotational Molding.

4.7 Fundamental.


5. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions.

5.1 Troubleshooting Requirements.

5.2 Injection Molding Troubleshooting.

5.3 Troubleshooting Extrusion.

5.4 Troubleshooting Blow molding.

5.5 Troubleshooting Thermoforming.

5.6 Troubleshooting Rotational molding.


6. Future Trends.

6.1 Productivity.

6.2 Automotive Applications.

6.3 Medical Applications.

6.4 Environmental Issues.

6.5 Fundamentals.



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Muralisrinivasan Natamai Subramanian
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