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Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed.

Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., Fifth Edition

Michael L. Berins, editor

Society of Plastics Engineers, 14 Fairfield Dr., Brookfield, CT 06804; (203) 775-0471; Fax (203) 775-8490. Hardcover, 845 pages; SPE member, $76.00; nonmember, $94.00. Add $5.00 shipping charges.

The Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. is the most comprehensive reference available on plastics processing methods, equipment, and materials. The revised and updated fifth edition offers the latest information, covering the state of the art in both materials and processing.

The book gives practical guidance on polymer chemistry, selecting plastics for specific applications, compounding, and other aspects of materials preparation, decorating and finishing, joining and assembly, and mold design and construction. There is also data on product design, instrumentation, testing, and troubleshooting.

Addressing both theory and practice, the chapters discuss equipment selection, operation of a production line, materials selection, recommended procedures for using different types of plastics, molds and dies, and equipment maintenance controls. Tips and techniques for handling incoming raw materials, distributing them to individual processing machines, and handling finishing parts and scrap are also included.

The coverage of reinforced plastics shows methods for the full range of composite materials and manufacturing processes used in automotive, aircraft, aerospace, marine, and construction products. The sections on the latest changes in thermoforming are especially valuable.
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Publication:Plastics Engineering
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Date:Jan 1, 1992
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