2nd Edition

Handbook of Thermoplastics

Edited By Olagoke Olabisi, Kolapo Adewale Copyright 2016
    1012 Pages 500 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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