The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition brings together a wide range of essential data on the sterilization of plastics and elastomers, thus enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials and sterilization method for a given product or application. The book is a unique and essential reference for anybody working with plastic materials that are likely to be exposed to sterilization methods, be it in medical device or packaging development, food packaging or other applications.
- Presents essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics in applications that require sterile packaging and equipment
- Updated edition removes obsolete data, updates manufacturers, verifies data accuracy, and adds new plastics materials for comparison
- Provides essential information and guidance for FDA submissions required for new medical devices
1. Introduction to Food Irradiation and Medical Sterilization 2. Introduction to Plastics and Polymers 3. Introduction to the Physical, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties of Plastics and Elastomers 4. Styrene based Plastics 5. Polyesters 6. Polyimides 7. Polyamides (Nylons) 8. Polyolefins 9. Polyvinyls and Acrylics 10. Elastomers 11. Fluoropolymers 12. High Temperature/High Performance Polymers 13. Renewable Resource and Biodegradable polymers
Larry McKeen has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and worked for DuPont Fluoroproducts from 1978-2014. As a Senior Research Associate Chemist he was responsible for new product development including application technology and product optimization for particular end-uses, and product testing. He retired from DuPont at the end of 2014 and is currently a consultant.