An Introduction to Plastics, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition
Reviews of the first edition:
"This book presents a precise, yet non-mathematical introduction to plastics, their raw materials, syntheses, properties and applications." (B. Sillion, Revue de l'Institut Francais du Pétrole)
"The volume is excellently written, with a simple, straightforward and comprehensive index. It provides an overview of all plastics, including raw materials: manufacture, structure, processing, properties and, of course, applications" (D.W. Taylor and J.F. Kennedy, Polymer International)
"This book has all the earmarks of becoming a guide to or even a reference book for polymers in structural applications" (Willi Kreuder, Acta Polymerica)
History of Plastics
MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF POLYMERS
Molar Masses and Molar Mass Distributions
Polymer Syntheses: Overview
Chain Polymerizations and Polyeliminations
Polycondensations and Polyadditions
Homogenization and Compounding
Professor Elias has published more than 200 scientific and technical papers and two patents on the synthesis characterization, structure, properties, and application of synthetic and biological polymers. His ten authored or edited books have been published in English, French, German, and/or Russian, one of these, a 4-volume work, in six invitation in fifteen countries and was a member of editorial boards of five polymer journals.
Revue de l'Institut Francais du Pétrole
"The volume is excellently written, with a simple, straightforward and comprehensive index. It provides an overview of all plastics, including raw materials: manufacture, structure, processing, properties and, of course, applications."
"This book has all the earmarks of becoming a guide to or even a reference book for polymers in structural applications."
"For somebody teaching polymer science to chemists as well as to engineers, this book is an extremely valuable addition to the bookshelf. Similarly, if you are a chemist and you are confronted with the materials aspects - processing as well as properties - so that you have to interact with the engineers, this book will help you to understand and to solve the problems that arise. However, it is especially students studying chemical and process engineering and coming to the polymer materials part of the course who will be attracted by the comprehensive contents of this introduction to plastics!
In summary, "An Introduction to Plastics" is an excellent and fairly comprehensive, but nevertheless compact, textbook. It can be recommended for engineers and materials scientists in academia, and especially in industry, who have to deal with the material properties and processing aspects of polymers."
Angewandte Chemie International Edition,
2005, Vol. 44, No. 6
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