© 1991

SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

  • Editors
  • Michael L. Berins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 1-31
  3. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 33-45
  4. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 47-78
  5. William A. Kramer, Edward L. Steward
    Pages 79-132
  6. Irvin I. Rubin
    Pages 133-178
  7. Irvin I. Rubin
    Pages 179-199
  8. Robert Dealey
    Pages 201-238
  9. John L. Hull
    Pages 239-250
  10. John L. Hull
    Pages 251-288
  11. John L. Hull
    Pages 289-305
  12. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 307-340
  13. Samuel L. Belcher
    Pages 341-382
  14. Judith A. Penix
    Pages 383-427
  15. Harry Covington
    Pages 429-439
  16. John M. Coburn
    Pages 441-446
  17. Walter A. Edwards, Ashok C. Shah, Bela Mikofalvy
    Pages 447-496
  18. E. J. Duda
    Pages 497-510
  19. Richard D. Kaverman
    Pages 511-540
  20. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 541-608

About this book


I am pleased to present the Fifth Edition of the Plastics Engineering Handbook. Last published in 1976, this version of the standard industry reference on plastics processing incorporates the numerous revisions and additions necessitated by 14 years of activity in a dynamic industry. At that last printing, then-SPI President Ralph L. Harding, Jr. anticipated that plastics pro­ duction would top 26 billion pounds in 1976 (up from 1.25 billion in 1947, when the First Edition of this book was issued). As I write, plastics production in the United States had reached almost 60 billion pounds annually. Indeed, the story of the U.S. plastics industry always has been one of phenomenal growth and unparalleled innovation. While these factors make compilation of a book such as this difficult, they also make it necessary. Thus I acknowledge all those who worked to gather and relate the information included in this 1991 edition and thank them for the effort it took to make the Plastics Engineering Handbook a definitive source and invaluable tool for our industry. Larry L. Thomas President The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.
  • Editors Michael L. Berins
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-442-31799-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-7606-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-7604-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 845
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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