Most plastic products and parts are expected to perform in environments other than at room temperature and standard humidity conditions. The second edition of this much used reference book is an exhaustive compilation of multipoint performance data that serves as an evaluation of plastics as they are exposed to varying temperature and humidity conditions.
The reference data book covers more than 70 plastics types and the chemistry of each type is summarized. Sections covering polymer chemistry, property measurement, ASTM and ISO testing procedure, as well as polymer selection, provide a basis for understanding the data and how to use it. The inclusion of more than 1000 graphs and tables also allows for easy comparison of a wide variety of plastics products.
The second edition is an extensive upgrade from the original 1991 edition. Additional plastics families have been added, obsolete products have been removed and replaced, approximately two thirds of the graphs are new, and the tables have been completely revised and contain extensive additional data.
The book contains detailed introductions of plastics properties, testing procedures, and principles of plastics design and it is the only "databook" available on the effects of temperature and humidity conditions on plastics and elastomers.
It includes more than 1,000 graphs and tables allow for easy comparison between products and Covers more than 70 types of plastics, and summarizes the chemistry of each type.