Handbook of Plasticizers

Handbook of Plasticizers
Author: George Wypych
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN 10: 1927885167
ISBN 13: 9781927885161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Plasticizers Book Review:

Handbook of Plasticizers, Third Edition, is an essential professional reference, providing information that enables R&D scientists, production chemists, and engineers the information they need to use plasticizers more effectively, and to avoid certain plasticizers in applications where they may cause health or material durability problems. Plasticizers are vital to the plastics industry, particularly in improving the properties of materials such as PVC. Plasticizers are commonly added to complex mixtures containing a variety of materials, so successful incorporation requires a broad understanding of the mechanisms of plasticizer action, and compatibility with different materials and blends. There is a large selection of commercial plasticizers, and various environmental issues which impact on selection decisions. The book discusses new and historical approaches to the use of plasticizers, explaining mechanisms of plasticizers' action and their behavior in plasticized systems. It goes into detail on the use of plasticizers in a range of specific polymers, polymer blends, and other industrial products. This includes coverage of the impact of plasticizers on processing. George Wypych provides the data and know-how from the most recent sources and updated information required by engineers and scientists working in the plastics industry and the many industry sectors that use plastics in their products. The book covers the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of plasticizers, historical and theoretical background, their effects on process conditions, and health, safety, and environmental issues. Enables materials scientists, chemists and engineers to use plasticizers more effectively, and avoid health and safety or performance risks Includes detailed coverage of the impact of plasticizers on polymers, and processing methods Provides the broad background of information required to select the correct plasticizer for any application Covers the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of plasticizers, including historical and theoretical background

Plasticizers Databook

Plasticizers Databook
Author: Anna Wypych
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 0323221335
ISBN 13: 9780323221337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plasticizers Databook Book Review:

Plasticizer Databook contains data on selection of the most important plasticizers in use today. The selection includes 375 generic and commercial plasticizers. The generic plasticizers contain data for particular chemical compound from numerous sources and these generic plasticizer tables usually contain the most extensive information. The commercial plasticizers include only data given by plasticizer manufacturers. This allows comparison of properties of commercial plasticizers coming from different sources. The databook was developed to contain data required in plasticizers application. Attempts have been made to include plasticizers used in various sectors of industry to provide information for all users and to help in finding new solutions. Plasticizers included in the book differ from solvents by boiling point, which is above 250oC, but some plasticizers are used as temporary plasticizers or are expected to react with other components of mixture. These substances will not meet the boiling temperature criterion but will still be included since they play role of plasticizers. Based on the biggest plasticizer database ever published. Includes 375 generic and commercial plasticizers. Divided into sections for ease of use.

Databook of Plasticizers

Databook of Plasticizers
Author: Anna Wypych
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781523109050
ISBN 13: 152310905X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Databook of Plasticizers

Databook of Plasticizers
Author: Anna Wypych
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 1927885159
ISBN 13: 9781927885154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Databook of Plasticizers Book Review:

Databook of Plasticizers, Second Edition, contains data on the most important plasticizers in use today, including over 375 generic and commercial plasticizers. The data comes from a range of sources beyond plasticizers' manufacturers, allowing for a detailed comparison of properties between different plasticizers. Over 100 different data fields are provided, from general information, such as molecular structure and formula, to physical properties, health and safety information, ecological properties, and recommendations regarding appropriate use and performance of each plasticizer. The databook is an essential resource for engineers, technicians, and materials scientists responsible for specifying a plasticizer. It provides trustworthy and up-to-date data that is applicable to a range of numerous application areas, such as construction, automotives, food packaging, and more. Enables plastics practitioners to more efficiently select the correct plasticizer for a range of applications Includes 100 data fields for each plasticizer, including physical properties, health and safety information, ecological properties, and specific usage recommendations Contains data on the most important plasticizers currently in use – both commercial products and the chemical compounds used for the manufacture of plasticizers

Handbook of Antistatics

Handbook of Antistatics
Author: George Wypych,Jurgen Pionteck
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN 10: 1927885140
ISBN 13: 9781927885147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Antistatics Book Review:

Handbook of Antistatics, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive handbook to cover all aspects of antistatic agents, including a complete review of existing literature and patent information on additives capable of modifying properties of materials to make them antistatic, conductive, and/or EMI shielding. Information on the use of additives in various polymers is divided into types and concentrations of antistatics used, the potential effect of antistatics on the polymer and other additives, and examples of typical formulations used for processing of polymers containing the antistatic additive. Each chapter addresses specific properties and applications of antistatic agents, including methods of quality control, compatibility of antistatic agents, and various polymer matrices (along with performance implications), incorporation methods, health and safety, and environmental implications. Includes everything engineers and materials scientists need to know about the use of antistatics in polymers, from incorporation methods, to regulations and standards Presents a combination of up-to-date properties data and authoritative analysis of materials performance Contains detailed coverage of processing methods, giving information on the amount and type of antistatics used in each processing method, along with the typical formulations used

PVC Handbook

PVC Handbook
Author: Charles E. Wilkes,James W. Summers,Charles Anthony Daniels,Mark T. Berard
Publsiher: Hanser Gardner Publications
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781569903797
ISBN 13: 1569903794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PVC Handbook Book Review:

In this single handbook, the editors aim to give a diverse audience of readers a complete account of all aspects of PVC--from monomer manufacture to polymerization; the gamut of such additives as stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, impact modifiers, fillers and reinforcing agents; blends and alloys; compounding and processing; characterization; combustion resistance and weatherability; product engineering design; applications; environmental and safety; and finally the PVC industry dynamics. This handbook contains both practical formulation information as well as a mechanistic view of why PVC behaves as it does.

Plasticizers Database electronic Resource

Plasticizers Database  electronic Resource
Author: Anna Wypych
Publsiher: ChemTec Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1895198305
ISBN 13: 9781895198300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Thermoplastics Second Edition

Handbook of Thermoplastics  Second Edition
Author: Olagoke Olabisi,Kolapo Adewale
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN 10: 1466577231
ISBN 13: 9781466577237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Thermoplastics Second Edition Book Review:

This new edition of the bestselling Handbook of Thermoplastics incorporates recent developments and advances in thermoplastics with regard to materials development, processing, properties, and applications. With contributions from 65 internationally recognized authorities in the field, the second edition features new and updated discussions of several topics, including: Polymer nanocomposites Laser processing of thermoplastic composites Bioplastics Natural fiber thermoplastic composites Materials selection Design and application Additives for thermoplastics Recycling of thermoplastics Regulatory and legislative issues related to health, safety, and the environment The book also discusses state-of-the-art techniques in science and technology as well as environmental assessment with regard to the impact of thermoplastics. Each chapter is written in a review format that covers: Historical development and commercialization Polymerization and process technologies Structural and phase characteristics in relation to use properties The effects of additives on properties and applications Blends, alloys, copolymers, and composites derived from thermoplastics Applications Giving thorough coverage of the most recent trends in research and practice, the Handbook of Thermoplastics, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for experienced and practicing professionals as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines and industries.

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook
Author: Myer Kutz
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 1437735150
ISBN 13: 9781437735154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook Book Review:

A practical reference for all plastics engineers who are seeking to answer a question, solve a problem, reduce a cost, improve a design or fabrication process, or even venture into a new market. Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook covers both polymer basics – helpful to bring readers quickly up to speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing – and recent developments – enabling practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. Each chapter is an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing authoritative guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing and analyzing them. Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don’t teach you in school, and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up to speed on a new field The depth and detail of the coverage of new developments enables engineers and managers to gain knowledge of, and evaluate, new technologies and materials in key growth areas such as biomaterials and nanotechnology This highly practical handbook is set apart from other references in the field, being written by engineers for an audience of engineers and providing a wealth of real-world examples, best practice guidance and rules-of-thumb

Handbook of Fillers

Handbook of Fillers
Author: George Wypych
Publsiher: Plastics Design Library
Total Pages: 890
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781884207693
ISBN 13: 1884207693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Fillers Book Review:

An up-to-date, exhaustive reference of all solids capable of changing the physical and chemical properties of materials. This one volume presents the information needed to market, develop, select, manufacture and apply these versatile new grades of fillers. Contains all the fundamentals and latest advances in fillers technology and the products in which they are used.

Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents

Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents
Author: George Wypych
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN 10: 1927885183
ISBN 13: 9781927885185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents Book Review:

Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents provides useful guidance to assist practitioners in the more efficient and effective selection of foaming methods and blowing agents. The book focuses on the selection of additives for a diverse range of foaming processes, which can be enhanced using modern chemical means to improve product quality, speed up the process, and broaden the range of products that can be produced using foaming technology. Foamed polymers have many beneficial properties, including lower density, high heat and sound insulation, and shock absorbency. Foamed plastic parts are now a ubiquitous part of everyday life—from food packaging to seat cushions. As the application of foamed polymers expands and diversifies, a variety of foaming techniques and equipment are available to produce very diverse range of products. Foaming methods are generally established, but very little is known about the composition of materials to be processed and the additives to enhance foam products or make the foam production more economical. The book introduces useful analytical techniques for foaming, and thoroughly discusses the environmental impact of foaming processes. Introduces the fundamental mechanisms of action of blowing agents and foaming Includes best practice guidance to help engineers and technicians improve the efficiency of their existing foaming processes Enables practitioners to select blowing agents and foaming methods more effectively, reducing the risk of poor specification Introduces useful analytical techniques for foaming Discusses the environmental impact of foaming processes

Plastics Technology Handbook Fourth Edition

Plastics Technology Handbook  Fourth Edition
Author: Manas Chanda,Salil K. Roy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2006-12-19
ISBN 10: 1420006363
ISBN 13: 9781420006360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plastics Technology Handbook Fourth Edition Book Review:

Because the field of plastics is one of the fastest changing areas today, the need arises to offer relevant, comprehensive material on polymers. An established source of information on modern plastics, the Plastics Technology Handbook continues to provide up-to-date coverage on the properties, processing methods, and applications of polymers. Retaining the easy-to-follow structure of the previous editions, this fourth edition includes new topics of interest that reflect recent developments and lead to better insights into the molecular behavior of polymers. New to the Fourth Edition Advances in supramolecular polymerization, flame retardancy, polymer-based nanomedicines, and drug delivery The new concept of oxo-biodegradable polymers Broadened discussion on plastic foams and foam extrusion processes More information on the processing and applications of industrial polymers, including the emerging field of nanoblends Developments in polymer synthesis and applications, such as polymeric sensors, hydrogels and smart polymers, hyperbranched polymers, shape memory polymers, polymeric optical fibers, scavenger resins, polymer nanocomposites, polymerization-filled composites, and wood-polymer composites A state-of-the-art account of the various available methods for plastics recycling Advances in the use of polymers in packaging, construction, the automotive and aerospace industries, agriculture, electronics and electrical technology, biomedical applications, corrosion prevention, and sports and marine applications Plastics Technology Handbook, Fourth Edition thoroughly covers traditional industrial polymers and their processing methods as well as contemporary polymeric materials, recent trends, and the latest applications.

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition PVD Processing

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition  PVD  Processing
Author: D. M. Mattox
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN 10: 0080946585
ISBN 13: 9780080946580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition PVD Processing Book Review:

This book covers all aspects of physical vapor deposition (PVD) process technology from the characterizing and preparing the substrate material, through deposition processing and film characterization, to post-deposition processing. The emphasis of the book is on the aspects of the process flow that are critical to economical deposition of films that can meet the required performance specifications. The book covers subjects seldom treated in the literature: substrate characterization, adhesion, cleaning and the processing. The book also covers the widely discussed subjects of vacuum technology and the fundamentals of individual deposition processes. However, the author uniquely relates these topics to the practical issues that arise in PVD processing, such as contamination control and film growth effects, which are also rarely discussed in the literature. In bringing these subjects together in one book, the reader can understand the interrelationship between various aspects of the film deposition processing and the resulting film properties. The author draws upon his long experience with developing PVD processes and troubleshooting the processes in the manufacturing environment, to provide useful hints for not only avoiding problems, but also for solving problems when they arise. He uses actual experiences, called ""war stories"", to emphasize certain points. Special formatting of the text allows a reader who is already knowledgeable in the subject to scan through a section and find discussions that are of particular interest. The author has tried to make the subject index as useful as possible so that the reader can rapidly go to sections of particular interest. Extensive references allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater detail if desired. The book is intended to be both an introduction for those who are new to the field and a valuable resource to those already in the field. The discussion of transferring technology between R&D and manufacturing provided in Appendix 1, will be of special interest to the manager or engineer responsible for moving a PVD product and process from R&D into production. Appendix 2 has an extensive listing of periodical publications and professional societies that relate to PVD processing. The extensive Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provided in Appendix 3 will be of particular use to students and to those not fully conversant with the terminology of PVD processing or with the English language.

Handbook of Polyvinyl Chloride Formulating

Handbook of Polyvinyl Chloride Formulating
Author: Edward J. Wickson
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1993-08-23
ISBN 10: 9780471601821
ISBN 13: 0471601829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polyvinyl Chloride Formulating Book Review:

A ready reference describing, in detail, properties of various commercial PVC resins available in the U.S. and Canada and how these, together with additives, are used in formulating PVC. Coverage includes economics of formulating, basic statistics and design of experiments, laboratory compounding and test methods, environmental and health concerns in formulating vinyl compounds. Also contains chapters on dry blending, powder coatings, plastisol and organosol preparation and electron beam radiation curing.

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook
Author: Myer Kutz
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 0323390412
ISBN 13: 9780323390415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing, Materials, and Applications, Second Edition, covers both the polymer basics that are helpful to bring readers quickly up-to-speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing and the recent developments that enable practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. New chapters added specifically cover polyamides, polyimides, and polyesters. Hot topics such as 3-D printing and smart plastics are also included, giving plastics engineers the information they need to take these embryonic technologies and deploy them in their own work. With the increasing demands for lightness and fuel economy in the automotive industry (not least due to CAFÉ standards), plastics will soon be used even further in vehicles. A new chapter has been added to cover the technology trends in this area, and the book has been substantially updated to reflect advancements in technology, regulations, and the commercialization of plastics in various areas. Recycling of plastics has been thoroughly revised to reflect ongoing developments in sustainability of plastics. Extrusion processing is constantly progressing, as have the elastomeric materials, fillers, and additives which are available. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained, along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing, and analyzing them. Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don't teach you in school and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up-to-speed in a new field. Presents an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements Ideal introduction for both new engineers and experienced practitioners entering a new field or evaluating a new technology Updated to include the latest technology, including 3D Printing, smart polymers, and thorough coverage of biopolymers and biodegradable plastics

The Ultraviolet Disinfection Handbook

The Ultraviolet Disinfection Handbook
Author: James R. Bolton,Cotton, Christine Anne Cotton
Publsiher: American Water Works Association
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 1613000774
ISBN 13: 9781613000779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pyrolysis GC MS Data Book of Synthetic Polymers

Pyrolysis   GC MS Data Book of Synthetic Polymers
Author: Shin Tsuge,Hajima Ohtani,Chuichi Watanabe
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 0444538933
ISBN 13: 9780444538932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrolysis GC MS Data Book of Synthetic Polymers Book Review:

In this data book, both conventional Py-GC/MS where thermal energy alone is used to cause fragmentation of given polymeric materials and reactive Py-GC/MS in the presence of organic alkaline for condensation polymers are compiled. Before going into detailed presentation of the data, however, acquiring a firm grip on the proper understanding about the situation of Py-GC/MS would promote better utilization of the following pyrolysis data for various polymers samples. This book incorporates recent technological advances in analytical pyrolysis methods especially useful for the characterization of 163 typical synthetic polymers. The book briefly reviews the instrumentation available in advanced analytical pyrolysis, and offers guidance to perform effectually this technique combining with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Main contents are comprehensive sample pyrograms, thermograms, identification tables, and representative mass spectra (MS) of pyrolyzates for synthetic polymers. This edition also highlights thermally-assisted hydrolysis and methylation technique effectively applied to 33 basic condensation polymers. Coverage of Py-GC/MS data of conventional pyrograms and thermograms of basic 163 kinds of synthetic polymers together with MS and retention index data for pyrolyzates, enabling a quick identification Additional coverage of the pyrograms and their related data for 33 basic condensation polymers obtained by the thermally-assisted hydrolysis and methylation technique All compiled data measured under the same experimental conditions for pyrolysis, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to facilitate peak identification Surveyable instant information on two facing pages dedicated to the whole data of a given polymer sample

Food Additives Data Book

Food Additives Data Book
Author: Jim Smith,Lily Hong-Shum
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1128
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN 10: 1444397737
ISBN 13: 9781444397734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Additives Data Book Book Review:

The use of additives in food is a dynamic one, as consumers demand fewer additives in foods and as governments review the list of additives approved and their permitted levels. Scientists also refine the knowledge of the risk assessment process as well as improve analytical methods and the use of alternative additives, processes or ingredients. Since the first edition of the Food Additives Databook was published, there have been numerous changes due to these developments and some additives are no longer permitted, some have new permitted levels of use and new additives have been assessed and approved. The revised second edition of this major reference work covers all the "must-have" technical data on food additives. Compiled by food industry experts with a proven track record of producing high quality reference work, this volume is the definitive resource for technologists in small, medium and large companies, and for workers in research, government and academic institutions. Coverage is of Preservatives, Enzymes, Gases, Nutritive additives, Emulsifiers, Flour additives, Acidulants, Sequestrants, Antioxidants, Flavour enhancers, Colour, Sweeteners, Polysaccharides, Solvents. Entries include information on: Function and Applications, Safety issues, International legal issues, Alternatives, Synonyms, Molecular Formula and mass, Alternative forms, Appearance, Boiling, melting, and flash points, density, purity, water content, solubility, Synergists, Antagonists, and more with full and easy-to-follow-up references. Reviews of the first edition: "Additives have their advantages for the food industry in order to provide safe and convenient food products. It is therefore essential that as much information as possible is available to allow an informed decision on the selection of an additive for a particular purpose. This data book provides such information - consisting of over 1000 pages and covering around 350 additives. This data book does provide a vast amount of information; it is what it claims to be! Overall, this is a very useful publication and a good reference book for anyone working in the food and dairy industry." —International Journal of Dairy Technology, Volume 59 Issue 2, May 2006 "This book is the best I have ever seen ... a clear winner over all other food additive books .... a superb edition." —SAAFOST (South African Association for Food Science and Technology)

Polymer Glasses

Polymer Glasses
Author: Connie B. Roth
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 1315305143
ISBN 13: 9781315305141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Glasses Book Review:

"the present book will be of great value for both newcomers to the field and mature active researchers by serving as a coherent and timely introduction to some of the modern approaches, ideas, results, emerging understanding, and many open questions in this fascinating field of polymer glasses, supercooled liquids, and thin films" –Kenneth S. Schweizer, Morris Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (from the Foreword) This book provides a timely and comprehensive overview of molecular level insights into polymer glasses in confined geometries and under deformation. Polymer glasses have become ubiquitous to our daily life, from the polycarbonate eyeglass lenses on the end of our nose to large acrylic glass panes holding water in aquarium tanks, with advantages over glass in that they are lightweight and easy to manufacture, while remaining transparent and rigid. The contents include an introduction to the field, as well as state of the art investigations. Chapters delve into studies of commonalities across different types of glass formers (polymers, small molecules, colloids, and granular materials), which have enabled microscopic and molecular level frameworks to be developed. The authors show how glass formers are modeled across different systems, thereby leading to treatments for polymer glasses with first-principle based approaches and molecular level detail. Readers across disciplines will benefit from this topical overview summarizing the key areas of polymer glasses, alongside an introduction to the main principles and approaches.

Handbook of Polymers

Handbook of Polymers
Author: George Wypych
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1927885116
ISBN 13: 9781927885116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polymers Book Review:

Handbook of Polymers, Second Edition, presents normalized, up-to-date polymer data in a consistent and easily referenceable layout. This new edition represents an update of the available data, including new values for many commercially available products, verification of existing data, and removal of older data where it is no longer useful. The book includes data on all major polymeric materials used by the plastics industry and all branches of the chemical industry, as well as specialty polymers used in the electronics, pharmaceutical, medical, and space fields. The entire scope of the data is divided into sections to make data comparison and search easy, including synthesis, physical, mechanical, and rheological properties, chemical resistance, toxicity and environmental impact, and more. The data enables engineers and materials scientists to solve practical problems, be that in applications, research and development, or legislation. The most current grades of materials have been selected to provide readers with information that is characteristic of currently available products. Includes practical data on the most widely used polymers for engineers and materials scientists in design, manufacture, and applications research Presents data on polymer synthesis, properties, chemical resistance, processing, and their related environmental impacts Provides a comprehensive update to the data, including new information and the verification of existing datasets