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2nd Edition

Handbook of Thermoplastics

ISBN 9781466577220
Published December 22, 2015 by CRC Press
1012 Pages 500 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition of the bestselling Handbook of Thermoplastics incorporates recent developments and advances in thermoplastics with regard to materials development, processing, properties, and applications. With contributions from 65 internationally recognized authorities in the field, the second edition features new and updated discussions of several topics, including:

  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Laser processing of thermoplastic composites
  • Bioplastics
  • Natural fiber thermoplastic composites
  • Materials selection
  • Design and application
  • Additives for thermoplastics
  • Recycling of thermoplastics
  • Regulatory and legislative issues related to health, safety, and the environment

The book also discusses state-of-the-art techniques in science and technology as well as environmental assessment with regard to the impact of thermoplastics. Each chapter is written in a review format that covers:

  • Historical development and commercialization
  • Polymerization and process technologies
  • Structural and phase characteristics in relation to use properties
  • The effects of additives on properties and applications
  • Blends, alloys, copolymers, and composites derived from thermoplastics
  • Applications

Giving thorough coverage of the most recent trends in research and practice, the Handbook of Thermoplastics, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for experienced and practicing professionals as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines and industries.

Table of Contents

Olagoke Olabisi

Vinyl Alcohol Polymers
Kereilemang Khana Mokwena Nthoiwa, Carlos A. Diaz, and Yash Chaudhari

Polyvinyl Butyral
Christian Carrot, Amine Bendaoud, and Caroline Pillon

Johannis C. Simitzis and Spyridon K. Soulis

Joke Vandenbergh and Thomas Junkers

Kinga Pielichowska

Rebecca Klein and Frederik R. Wurm

Aromatic Polyamides
Miriam Trigo, Jesús L. Pablos, Félix C. García, and José M. García

Thermoplastic Polyesters
Ganesh Kannan, Sarah E. Grieshaber, and Wei Zhao

Pierre Moulinié

Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Xiao Li and Haifeng Yu

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Koh-Hei Nitta and Mizue Kuriyagawa

Thierry A. Blanchet

M. Jamal El-Hibri and Shari W. Axelrad

Ketone-Based Thermoplastics
Yundong Wang and Mukerrem Cakmak

Hooman Abbasi, Marcelo Antunes, and José Ignacio Velasco

Jin-Gang Liu

Aromatic Polyhydrazides and Their Corresponding Polyoxadiazoles
Emilia Di Pace, Paola Laurienzo, Mario Malinconico, and Maria Grazia Volpe

Yan Wang, Tingxu Yang, Kayley Fishel, Brian C. Benicewicz, and Tai-Shung Chung

Conductive Thermoplastics
Louis M. Leung

Advanced Thermoplastic Composites
Salvatore Iannace, Gianfranco Carotenuto, Luigi Sorrentino, Mariano Palomba, and Luigi Nicolais

Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites
Norma E. Marcovich, María M. Reboredo, and Mirta I. Aranguren

Materials Selection, Design, and Application
Eungkyu Kim, Patrick Lee, Joe Dooley, and Mark A. Barger

Laser Processing of Thermoplastic Composites
Peter Jaeschke and Verena Wippo

Caisa Johansson

Thermoplastic Additives: Flame Retardants
Kolapo P. Adewale

Recycling of Thermoplastics
Jesús María García-Martínez and Emilia P. Collar

Environment Health and Safety: Regulatory and Legislative Issues
Emilia P. Collar and Jesús María García-Martínez

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Olagoke Olabisi, PhD, is the director of internal corrosion engineering at Corrpro, Houston, Texas. He earned his PhD in macromolecular science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is the coauthor, editor, or coeditor of four books and the author or coauthor of more than 50 professional papers and book chapters. He also holds nine international patents. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and has been a member of the Polymer Processing Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, NACE International, and the Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Kolapo Adewale, PhD, is the process manager of Hanwha Advanced Materials America in Opelika, Alabama. He earned his PhD in polymer science and engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio. He holds 16 international patents and is the author or coauthor of 14 professional papers. He is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


"The second edition of the Handbook of Thermoplastics offers an important update since the first edition. New subjects have been added for areas emerging of interest since the first edition. Having utilized the first edition in my career before I retired, I can recommend the second edition for professionals in both academic and business areas."
—Lloyd M. Robeson, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Ret.)

"Overall, this new text is very readable and well planned. …a very good introduction to the majority of the important commonly used classes of industrial thermoplastics."
—Garth L. Wilkes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University