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Introduction to Plastics Engineering

By
Vijay K. Stokes
Vijay K. Stokes
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ISBN:
9781119536574
No. of Pages:
1060
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2020

Plastics are a relatively new class of materials invented during the past century, mostly over the past 75 years. Here are examples of some common plastics still in use together with the years they were invented: Bakelite (phenolic), 1909; PVC (polyvinyl chloride), 1933; nylon, 1934; Plexiglas® (polymethyl methacrylate), 1934; polystyrene, 1938; Teflon® (polytetrafluoroethylene), 1938; Orlon® (polyacrylonitrile), 1941; polyethylene, 1942; Araldite® (epoxy) 1943, Dacron® (poly(ethylene terephthalate)), 1953; polypropylene, 1954; PUR (polyurethane), 1954; Lexan™ (polycarbonate), 1955; Delrin® (polyoxymethylene), 1959; Kapton® (polyimide), 1961; Udel® (polysulfone), 1965; Noryl™ (poly(phenylene oxide)), 1966; Ryton® (poly(phenylene sulfide)), 1972; Kevlar® (aramid fibers), 1972; Torlon® (poly(amide-imide)), 1972; Ardel® (polyarylate), 1978; Victrex™ (polyetheretherketone, or PEEK) 1979; and Ultem™ (polyetherimide), 1982.

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