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Plastic Conversion Processes

A Concise and Applied Guide, 1st Edition

By Eric Cybulski

CRC Press

165 pages | 82 B/W Illus.

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Description

The explosion of plastic material development continues to generate a proliferation of conversion processes and variants of these methods. Unfortunately, most books on plastics conversion focus on a single process, such as injection molding, limiting their usefulness to readers without prior knowledge of the field. Few, if any, single-source texts adequately describe and compare each of the plastic conversion processes together.

Plastic Conversion Processes: A Concise and Applied Guide addresses that need. It provides a basic overview of each of the seven major conversion processes, which account for the creation of more than 97 percent of all plastics products today. This detailed guide assembles and integrates the wealth of information scattered throughout various literature, to provide a basic yet complete illustration of plastic conversion processes.

Learn Methods to Compare, Evaluate, and Select the Best Process for Your Product

This book is unique in that it employs an all-encompassing approach, offering more than a mere overview of basic theory and application related to each major process. Chapters begin with a process-attribute table to serve as a quick guide, and then briefly describe a particular conversion process. To ensure comprehensive understanding of each method and how it works, sections include a short history and detailed explanation of the particular equipment, tooling, and materials used, as well as general piece part design guidelines and case studies gleaned from real-life experience.

There is a plastic term for every letter of the alphabet, making it one of the most complex fields in science. A "quick reference" section at the end of the book includes an exhaustive collection of more than 350 terms, definitions, acronyms, and a key process characteristics comparison chart. Supplemented with photos, diagrams, and illustrations that bolster understanding of the material, this book characterizes the plastics industry in a way that makes it less intimidating, to help those new to the field fully grasp the entire spectrum of the field. With its uncommon consolidation of information, this volume quickly and effectively brings readers up to speed on plastic conversion processes.

Table of Contents

Injection Molding

Process Overview

A Brief History of Injection Molding

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Injection Molding Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify an Injection Molded Part

Case Studies

References

Plastic Extrusion

Process Overview

A Brief History of Extrusion

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Profile Extrusion Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify an Extruded Part

Case Studies

References

Blow Molding

Process Overview

A Brief History of Blow Molding

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Blow Molding Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify a Blow Molded Part

Case Studies

References

Thermoforming

Process Overview

A Brief History of Thermoforming

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Thermoforming Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify a Thermoformed Part

Case Studies

References

Reaction Injection Molding

Process Overview

A Brief History of Reaction Injection Molding

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Reaction Injection Molding Design Guidelines

How to Identify a Reaction Injection Molded Part

Case Study

References

Rotational Molding

Process Overview

A Brief History of Rotational Molding

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Rotational Molding Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify a Rotational Molded Part

Case Studies

Compression Molding

Process Overview

A Brief History of Compression Molding

Equipment

Tooling

Materials

Compression Molding Part Design Guidelines

How to Identify a Compression Molded Part

Case Study

Appendices

About the Author

Eric Cybulski graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mechanical and industrial engineering. He has held plastic product development and commercialization positions for more than 11 years in both the private and public sectors, accounting for revenues in excess of $1 billion. His unique understanding of plastic product development and conversion processes has resulted in the filing of 25 U.S. patents to date.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC055000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers