Thermosets and Composites, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455731250
  • ISBN-13: 9781455731251
  • DDC: 668.422
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book discussed technology and business aspects of thermosets, providing a practical guide for engineers working in real-world industrial settings. The author explores criteria for material selection, provides information on material properties for each family of thermosets, and discusses processing options for each material type. He explains advantages and disadvantages of using thermosets and composites in comparison to other materials and discusses costs, enabling readers to balance technical and economic constraints when choosing a thermoset and processing technology for a given application. This second edition contains a new section on composites solutions, gathering information on trends contributing to the breakthrough of composites in various sectors. Other new sections on specific crosslinking processes, processing trends, machinery and equipment manufacturers, applications, bio-sourced thermosets and natural fibers, and recycling of thermosets and composites are included. Case studies that illustrate design and production challenges are included. New market data and information about health and safety has been be added. Thermosets and Thermoset Composites, Second Edition is the only book that offers in-depth coverage of a range of topics and markets, concisely and in a single volume. By providing the knowledge necessary for selecting a fabrication process, thermoset material, and methods for determining costs of thermoset parts, this edition is an invaluable reference for practitioners.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
1: Outline of the Actual Situation of Plastics Compared to Conventional Materials.
2: The Plastics Industry: Economic Overview.
3: Basic Criteria for the Selection of Thermosets.
4: Detailed Accounts of Thermoset Resins for Molding and Composite Matrices.
5: Thermoset Processing.
6: Composites.
7: Future Prospects for Thermosets and Composites.
8: Conclusion.