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Plastic Forming Processes

Maurice Reyne

ISBN: 978-1-848-21066-0 December 2008 Wiley-ISTE 272 Pages


Plastics may undergo an industrial treatment for many reasons including strength, chemical inertness, biodegradability, and heat resistance. Providing an overview of the various treatments utilized in the plastics industry, this title examines the numerous treatments in use as well as the differences in treatments based on the type of plastic and the type of component being treated. 

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Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Polymers.

2.1. Definitions.

2.2. Plastics classification.

2.3. General properties.

2.4. Further reading.

Chapter 3. Converting Processes.

3.1. Manufacture of Molded parts in 3D.

3.2. Manufacture of long products.

3.3. Manufacture of hollow products.

3.4. Manufacturer of thermoformed parts.

3.5. Manufacture of foamed products.

3.6. Machining and cutting.

Chapter 4. Assembly and Fixations.

4.1. Undemountable processes.

4.2. Demountable assemblies.

Chapter 5. Finishing Treatments.

5.1. Plastics deposition on metal (o metal coating).

5.2. Metal deposition on plastics.

5.3. Printing and decorating.

Chapter 6. Ecology and recycling.

6.1. Nuisance and pollution.

6.2. Solid waste treatment.

Chapter 7. Mold Making.

7.1. Standard molds.

7.2. New mold concepts.

Chapter 8. Economic Data.

8.1. Costs and Prices.

8.2. Structure of the plastics industry.

8.3. Markets.

Chapter 9. Trends.

9.1. Polymers.

9.2. Conversion processes.

Appendix. Symbols Used.