Surveying developments in coating polymers and plastics, this book examines proper materials selection, basic processing mechanics, process selection based on cost and coating mechanics, molding, and performance and durability assessments. This text is a reference tailored for busy professionals or students in coatings courses. It highlights techniques for salvaging plastics from used vehicles, including the recycling of automotive plastics, and compares North American and European techniques for coating plastics in the automotive industry.
1. Overview of the Automotive Plastics Market 2. Plastics Processing 3. Formulating Plastics for Paint Adhesion 4. Polymers for Coatings for Plastics 5. Performance and Durability Testing 6. Painting Problems 7. Recycling of Automotive Plastics 8. Alternatives to Coatings for Automotive Plastics 9. Trends in Coatings for Automotive Plastics and Rubber in North America and Europe 10. Automotive Plastic Coatings in Europe