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Plastic Materials/Properties and Applications

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Abstract

As indicated in Chapter 2, the family of plastics is extraordinarily varied and complex. There are, however, some fairly broad and basic guidelines for engineering and designing products made of plastic materials. This chapter provides a brief introduction to the range of materials that comprise the family of plastics. For each, a description of its important properties is provided, along with some specific processing requirements and examples of products in which the polymer is used. For a quick, broad comparison, see Table 3–1 on pages 48–50. To find information on a specific resin, the reader should consult the index to this book.

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Impact Strength Injection Molding Unsaturated Polyester Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Molding Compound 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

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