Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers (Plastics Design Library 4th edition)

Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers (Plastics Design Library 4th edition)

By: Laurence W. McKeen (author)Hardback

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Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition is the only data handbook available on the engineering properties of commercial polymeric films. It details many physical, mechanical, optical, electrical and permeation properties within the context of specific test parameters, providing a ready reference for comparing materials in both the same and different families. Data is presented on the characteristics of major plastic and elastomer packaging materials, with the data in this edition updated to cover the five years since the previous edition was published. The resin chapters each contain textual summary information, including category, general description, processing methods, applications, reliability, weatherability, and regulatory approval considerations for use in food and medical packaging.

About Author

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.


1. Introduction to Plastics and Polymers 2. Introduction to the Mechanical, Thermal and Permeation Properties of Plastics and Elastomers 3. Production of films 4. Markets and Applications for films 5. Styrenic Plastics 6. Polyesters 7. Polyimides 8. Polyamides (Nylons) 9. Polyolefins 10. Polyvinyls and Acrylics 11. Fluoropolymers 12. High Temperature/High Performance Polymers 13. Elastomers and rubbers 14. Renewable Resource or biodegradable polymers Appendices Permeation Unit Conversion Factors Vapor Transmission rate Conversion factors Indices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780128132920
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 522
  • ID: 9780128132920
  • weight: 1340
  • ISBN10: 0128132922
  • edition: 4th edition

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