Developments in Injection Moulding—1

  • A. Whelan
  • J. L. Craft

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. H. Blüml
    Pages 1-35
  3. R. A. Ireland
    Pages 37-70
  4. J. Nightingale
    Pages 71-99
  5. J. B. Smith
    Pages 101-131
  6. R. C. McGregor
    Pages 133-154
  7. C. D. Barnett
    Pages 169-190
  8. P. H. J. Ingham
    Pages 191-209
  9. F. Cooke
    Pages 211-227
  10. G. F. Turnbull
    Pages 229-277
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About this book


Injection moulding is the most important moulding process used by the plastics industry and some idea of its importance can be obtained by considering the following figures. The value of the UK market for plastics processing equipment was £60 million in 1977. Of this sum, £23 million was spent on injection moulding machines, that is, 40 % of all the money spent on plastics processing equipment in the UK. It has been estimated that one-third of all plastics materials are processed by injection moulding. At the present time the process is of greater importance to the thermoplastics industry but its relevance to the thermoset industry should not be ignored. Most ofthe equipment now used is based on single-screw pre-plasticising units. Once these machines had become established, in the 1960s, it was felt that the ultimate had been reached in machine design and utilisation. However, since that time, machines, processes and materials have undergone extensive development to make injection moulding safer, more reliable, easier to use and more economical to operate. The purpose ofthis book is to review some of the developments that have taken place in this very important area. These developments are described by specialists in the field, who have extensive industrial experience and whose contribution will therefore be of immediate relevance to those concerned with the usage and application of this, the most important plastics moulding process.


design development hydraulics machines material plastics thermoset units

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Whelan
    • 1
  • J. L. Craft
    • 1
  1. 1.National College of Rubber TechnologyHolloway, LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9651-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9649-6
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