© 1991

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

  • Editors
  • Michael L. Berins

Table of contents

  1. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 609-614
  2. Charles E. Morgan
    Pages 615-633
  3. Paul Fenelon
    Pages 635-655
  4. Donald S. Swavely
    Pages 657-692
  5. Michael L. Berins
    Pages 693-750
  6. Donald P. Viscio, Richard L. Davis
    Pages 751-775
  7. D. Satas
    Pages 777-799
  8. Mark Schlack
    Pages 801-819
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 821-844

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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