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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

This chapter describes the chemical structure and properties of many industrially important thermoplastics used in a wide variety of applications. The word plastic comes from roots that refer to “of molding,” “to mold,” and “form.” It can refer to materials that can be molded, such as clay, which can be deformed continuously and permanently without rupture. In engineering, theword plastic connotes a host of organic synthetic or processed materials – mostly thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers that can be molded, cast, extruded, or drawn; or laminated into parts; or formed into films or fibers.

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