Introduction to Plastics Engineering provides a single reference covering the basics of polymer and plastics materials, and their properties, design, processing and applications in a practical way. The book discusses materials engineering through properties formulation, combining part design and processing to produce final products. This book will be a beneficial guide to materials engineers developing new formulations, processing engineers producing those formulations, and design and product engineers seeking to understand the materials and methods for developing new applications. The book incorporates material properties, engineering, processing, design, applications and sustainable and bio based solutions.
Ideal for those just entering the industry, or transitioning between sectors, this is a quick, relevant and informative reference guide to plastics engineering and processing for engineers and plastics practitioners.
Dr. Anshuman Shrivastava received a PhD in plastic engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and is working as a Technology Manager, Molding for GEON Performance Materials at PolyOne. He is leading a team of product development scientists and technical service engineers to support existing customers and exploit new markets and product opportunities for rigid PVC molding business. His expertise includes reactive and nonreactive compounding and molding of polymers for cycle time reduction, improving crystallization kinetics, nanolayered silicates, and enhancing electrical and thermal conductivity of plastics, specializing in new product and process development, polymeric materials, and regulatory process and compliance.
1. Introduction to plastics 2. Polymerization 3. Plastic properties and testing 4. Additives for plastics 5. Plastic processing 6. Plastics part design and application 7. Environmental aspects of plastics