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Title Plastics fundamentals, properties, and testing / Manas Chanda, Salil K. Roy.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations
Series Plastics engineering ; 74
Plastics engineering (CRC Press) ; 74.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Plastics.
Plastics -- Testing.
Contents Characteristics of Polymers ; What Is a Polymer?; Molecular Weight of Polymers; Polymerization Processes; Configurations of Polymer Molecules; Conformations of a Polymer Molecule; Polymer Crystallinity; The Amorphous State; Structural Shape of Polymer Molecules; Thermal Transitions in Polymers; Designing a Polymer Structure for Improved Properties; Cross-Linking of Polymer Chains; Solubility Behavior of Polymers; Effects of Corrosives on Polymers; Thermal Stability and Flame Retardation; Deterioration of Polymers; Stabilization of Polymers; Metal Deactivators; Light Stabilizers; Light Stabilizers for Selected Plastics; Diffusion and Permeability; Polymer Compounding; Plasticizers; Antistatic Agents; Flame Retardants; Smoke Suppressants; Colorants; Antimicrobials; Toxicity of Plastics; Plastics Properties and Testing ; Introduction; Mechanical Properties; Reinforced Plastics; Electrical Properties; Optical Properties; Thermal Properties; Identification of Common Plastics; Appendices ; Conversion of Units; Index of Trade Names, Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Antioxidants; Index of Trade Names, Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Metal Deactivators; Index of Trade Names, Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Light Stabilizers; Formulations of Flame-Retarded Selected Thermoplastics; Index of Trade Names and Suppliers of Flame Retardants; Harmonic Motion of a Maxwell Model; Index ; References appear at the end of each chapter.
Summary This book first discusses the inherent properties of polymers and how their end-use properties can be influenced through changes in the molecular architecture or incorporation of various fillers and additives. It then proceeds to explore the mechanical, electrical, optical, and thermal properties of polymers. The book also includes a useful guide for identifying common plastics.
Other Author Roy, Salil K., 1939-
Other Title Print version: Chanda, Manas, 1940- Plastics fundamentals, properties, and testing. Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009 9781420080605 1420080601