The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers  2nd Edition Book

The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers 2nd Edition


  • Author : Liesl K. Massey
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2004-12-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815519232

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The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers 2nd Edition Excerpt :

This extensively updated second edition was created for medical device, medical packaging, and food packaging design engineers, material product technical support, and research/development personnel. This comprehensive databook contains important characteristics and properties data on the effects of sterilization methods on plastics and elastomers. It provides a ready reference for comparing materials in the same family as well as materials in different families. Data is presented on 43 major plastic and elastomer packaging materials, including biodegradable or organic polymers. New to this edition are resin chapters containing textual summary information including: category; general description; applications; resistances to particular sterilization methods; and regulatory status considerations for use in medical devices and medical/food packaging. The resin chapter material supplier trade name product data is presented in graphical and tabular format, with results normalized to SI units, retaining the familiar format of the best selling first edition and allowing easy comparison between materials and test conditions.

The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers Book

The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers


  • Author : Liesl K. Massey
  • Publisher : Plastics Design Library
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 0815515057

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The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers Excerpt :

The second edition of this bestselling title examines how sterilization methods affect the properties of plastics and elastomers. It provides the comprehensive detail necessary to make first evaluations, materials comparisons, and final decisions in applications pursuits.

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers Book

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers


  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128145128

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The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers Excerpt :

The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition brings together a wide range of essential data on the sterilization of plastics and elastomers, thus enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials and sterilization method for a given product or application. The book is a unique and essential reference for anybody working with plastic materials that are likely to be exposed to sterilization methods, be it in medical device or packaging development, food packaging or other applications. Presents essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics in applications that require sterile packaging and equipment Updated edition removes obsolete data, updates manufacturers, verifies data accuracy, and adds new plastics materials for comparison Provides essential information and guidance for FDA submissions required for new medical devices

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers Book

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers


  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455725984

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The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers Excerpt :

Updated and extended ed. of The effects of sterilization methods on plastics and elastomers by Liesl K. Massey.

The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers Book

The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers


  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2019-03-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128172711

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The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers Excerpt :

The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition, provides critical data on the effect of UV light and weathering on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers, designers and R&D professionals to select the right materials when developing plastics products for a range of industries and applications. This information will also support academic researchers and scientists in developing polymeric materials for advanced applications. Provides vital data on the effects of weather and UV light exposure on plastics and elastomers Offers practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics for outdoor applications Expanded revision includes the latest data, polymer classes and newly available materials, including bio-based polymers and plastics for 3D printing

Hollow Glass Microspheres for Plastics  Elastomers  and Adhesives Compounds Book

Hollow Glass Microspheres for Plastics Elastomers and Adhesives Compounds


  • Author : Steve E Amos
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455775507

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Hollow Glass Microspheres for Plastics Elastomers and Adhesives Compounds Excerpt :

Hollow Glass Microspheres for Plastics, Elastomers, and Adhesives Compounds brings together, for the first time, all of the practical and theoretical aspects of glass bubble manufacturing, including its properties, processing, and applications, as well as regulatory, environmental, and health and safety aspects. The book enables the reader to evaluate the applicability of glass bubbles to various applications involving polymers in thermoplastics, elastomers, liquid thermosets, and adhesives. It is an indispensible guide for material selection and improving sustainability of products. Related data sets and case studies complement the book, making it a reference book for plastics processors, product designers, and engineers working with plastics and elastomers, and anyone who wants to improve functionality and performance, make their products lighter, longer lasting, and stronger, all while reducing costs and material needs. Provides best practices for plastics and rubber processing with glass bubbles Synthesizes all of the practical and theoretical aspects of glass bubble manufacturing, including its properties, applications, and more Describes different end-use applications and how glass bubbles influence various properties, including mechanical, structural, thermal, and optical properties in these applications A one-stop reference book that also covers the regulatory and environmental aspects of this important additive

The Effect of Radiation on Properties of Polymers Book

The Effect of Radiation on Properties of Polymers


  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128225998

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The Effect of Radiation on Properties of Polymers Excerpt :

The Effect of Radiation on Properties of Polymers examines the effects of radiation on plastics and elastomers. Polymers are required in products or parts for a range of cutting-edge applications that are exposed to radiation, in areas such as space, medicine, and radiation processing. This book focuses on the effects of radiation exposure within that environment, providing in-depth data coverage organized by category of polymer. Aspects such as radiation impact on mechanical and thermal properties, including glass transition and heat deflection temperatures, are described, demonstrating how changes in these properties affect the performance of plastic or elastomer parts. The effect of radiation on electrical properties is also included. Supporting introductory chapters explain the key concepts of radiation, including the physical, mechanical, and thermal properties of plastics and elastomers. This is a vital resource for plastics engineers, product designers, and R&D professionals, working on products or parts for radioactive environments, as well as engineers and scientists in the medical, nuclear, and radiation processing industries. The book also supports researchers and scientists in plastics engineering, polymer processing and properties, polymer and coatings chemistry, materials science, and radiation. Brings together highly valuable data on the effect of radiation on the properties of polymers and elastomers Enables the reader to compare properties and to select the best possible materials for specific applications Supported by detailed explanations and analysis, ensuring that the reader understands how to interpret and utilize the data

Fluoroelastomers Handbook Book

Fluoroelastomers Handbook


  • Author : Jiri George Drobny
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-04-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323396189

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Fluoroelastomers Handbook: The Definitive User's Guide, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on fluoroelastomer chemistry, processing technology, and applications. It is a must-have reference for materials scientists and engineers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, chemical process, and power generation industries. Covering both physical and mechanical properties of fluoroelastomers, it is useful in addressing daily challenges in the use of these materials, as well as the challenges posed in long-term research and development programs. Since the publication of the previous edition in 2005, many new findings and developments in chemistry, technology, and applications of fluoroelastomers have taken place. This is the only book with updated information on the manufacturing process, cross-linking chemistry and the formulation of compounds, as well as mixing, processing, and curing methods. A fully revised chapter is included on applications and examples of fluoroelastomer compounds. Safety, hygiene, and disposal standards and guidelines have been updated, and a new chapter has been added to discuss new developments and current trends, helping engineers and materials scientists stay ahead of the curve. Presents the only definitive reference work on fluoroelastomer chemistry, processing technology, and applications Helps engineers and materials scientists with the day-to-day challenges of using fluoroelastomers, as well as long-term research and development programs Includes fully updated chapters on the chemistry, manufacture, and processing of fluoroelastomers, as well as information on properties, applications, disposal, and safety issues

Designing Successful Products with Plastics Book

Designing Successful Products with Plastics


  • Author : Mark T. MacLean-Blevins
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2017-08-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323446488

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Designing Successful Products with Plastics: Fundamentals of Plastic Part Design provides expert insight into design considerations required to bring a concept product or part through design and ready-for-production. The book shows how integrating four key choices—materials, processes, tooling and design—in every design decision allows the designer to fully vet and optimize the design. Rather than focusing on design rules and engineering equations used during product development, the emphasis of the book is on what the designer needs to consider during the early conceptual visualization stages, and in the detailed stages of the design process. This approach will bridge the gap between the industrial designer, tasked with the ‘big picture’ product design and use, and the part designer, tasked with the detailed plastic part design for manufacture. Useful to both experienced and novice designers, this book brings valuable design process information through specific examples, enabling designers and engineers in the plastics industry to effectively use the available technical information to successfully design and manufacture new products. Bridges the gap between the industrial designer working on product design and use, and the part designer working on detailed part design for manufacture Enables designers to establish a solid foundation for new product development on the ‘four pillars’ of the process: materials, processes, tooling, and design Provides a hierarchy and roadmap through creative product design and implementation, so engineers can translate a product from creative concept through to realization and commercialization

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook Book

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook


  • Author : Myer Kutz
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323390415

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Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing, Materials, and Applications, Second Edition, covers both the polymer basics that are helpful to bring readers quickly up-to-speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing and the recent developments that enable practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. New chapters added specifically cover polyamides, polyimides, and polyesters. Hot topics such as 3-D printing and smart plastics are also included, giving plastics engineers the information they need to take these embryonic technologies and deploy them in their own work. With the increasing demands for lightness and fuel economy in the automotive industry (not least due to CAFÉ standards), plastics will soon be used even further in vehicles. A new chapter has been added to cover the technology trends in this area, and the book has been substantially updated to reflect advancements in technology, regulations, and the commercialization of plastics in various areas. Recycling of plastics has been thoroughly revised to reflect ongoing developments in sustainability of plastics. Extrusion processing is constantly progressing, as have the elastomeric materials, fillers, and additives which are available. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained, along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing, and analyzing them. Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don't teach you in school and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up-to-speed in a new field. Presents an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements Ideal introduction for both new engineers and experience

Handbook of Thermoset Plastics Book

Handbook of Thermoset Plastics


  • Author : Hanna Dodiuk
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455731091

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Handbook of Thermoset Plastics Excerpt :

Thermosetting plastics are a distinct category of plastics whose high performance, durability and reliability at high temperatures makes them suitable for specialty applications ranging from automotive and aerospace through to electronic packaging and consumer products (your melamine kitchen worktop is a thermoset resin!). Recent developments in thermoset plastics technology and processes has broadened their use exponentially over recent years, and these developments continue: in November 2011, French scientists created a new lightweight thermoset that is as strong and stable as previous materials yet can be easily reworked and reshaped when heated which makes it unique amongst thermosets and allows for repair and recycling. The Handbook of Thermoset Plastics, now in its 3rd edition, provides a comprehensive survey of the chemical processes, manufacturing techniques and design properties of each polymer, along with their applications. Written by a team of highly experienced practitioners, the practical implications of using thermoset plastics are presented – both their strengths and weaknesses. The data and descriptions presented here enable engineers, scientists and technicians to form judgments and take action on the basis of informed analysis. The aim of the book is to help the reader to make the right decision and take the correct action – avoiding the pitfalls the authors’ experience has uncovered. The new edition has been updated throughout to reflect current practice in manufacturing and processing, featuring: Case Studies to demonstrate how particular properties make different polymers suitable for different applications, as well as covering end-use and safety considerations. A new chapter on using nanoparticles to enhance thermal and mechanical properties. A new chapter describing new materials based on renewable resources (such as soy-based thermoset plastics). A new chapter covering recent developments and potential future technologies such as new c

Plastics in Medical Devices Book

Plastics in Medical Devices


  • Author : Vinny R. Sastri
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323265638

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Plastics in Medical Devices is a comprehensive overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on the applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers as well as the synthesis and production of polymers are covered and backed up with a wealth of data tables. Since the first edition the rate of advancement of materials technology has been constantly increasing. In the new edition Dr. Sastri not only provides a thorough update of the first edition chapters with new information regarding new plastic materials, applications and new requirements, but also adds two chapters – one on market and regulatory aspects and supplier controls, and one on process validation. Both chapters meet an urgent need in the industry and make the book an all-encompassing reference not found anywhere else. Comprehensive coverage of uses of polymers for medical devices. Unique coverage of medical device regulatory aspects, supplier control and process validation. Invaluable guide for engineers, scientists and managers involved in the development and marketing of medical devices and materials for use in medical devices.

Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics Book

Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics


  • Author : Michel Biron
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323480666

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Industrial Applications of Renewable Plastics: Environmental, Technological, and Economic Advances provides practical information to help engineers and materials scientists deploy renewable plastics in the plastics market. It explores the uses, possibilities, and problems of renewable plastics and composites to assist in material selection and rejection. The designer’s main problems are examined, along with basic reminders that deal with structures and processing methods that can help those who are generally familiar with metals understand the unique properties of plastic materials. The book offers a candid overview of main issues, including conservation of fossil resources, geopolitical considerations, greenhouse effects, competition with food crops, deforestation, pollution, and disposal of renewable plastics. In addition, an overview of some tools related to sustainability (Life cycle assessments, CO2 emissions, carbon footprint, and more) is provided. The book is an essential resource for engineers and materials scientists involved in material selection, design, manufacturing, molding, fabrication, and other links in the supply chain of plastics. The material contained is of great relevance to many major industries, including automotive and transport, packaging, aeronautics, shipbuilding, industrial and military equipment, electrical and electronics, energy, and more. Provides key, enabling information for engineers and materials scientists looking to increase the use of renewable plastic materials in their work Presents practical guidance to assist in materials selection, processing methods, and applications development, particularly for designers more familiar with other materials, such as metals Includes a candid discussion of the pros and cons of using renewable plastics, considering the technical, economic, legal, and environmental aspects

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications Book

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications


  • Author : Ajay Padsalgikar
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323371223

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Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications Excerpt :

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications enables designers of new cardiovascular medical devices to make decisions about the kind of plastics that can go into the manufacture of their device by explaining the property requirements of various applications in this area, including artificial valves, lead insulation, balloons, vascular grafts, and more. Enables designers to improve device performance and remain compliant with regulations by selecting the best material for each application Presents a range of applications, including artificial valves, stents, and vascular grafts Explains which materials can be used for each application, and why each is appropriate, thus assisting in the design of better tools and processes

Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering Book

Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering


  • Author : Christopher C. White
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323497770

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Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering discusses plastics and polymers and their unique applications, from sealants used in construction, to polymer composites used in planes. While these materials are important enablers for advanced technologies, exposure to weather changes the very properties of plastics that make them so useful. This book reviews current research needs and provides a consensus roadmap of the scientific barriers to validated predictive models for the response of polymers and plastics to outdoor exposure. Despite extensive efforts over the past 20-30 years, testing of polymeric materials in accelerated or natural weathering conditions and the interpretation of the weathering results still require substantial improvements. This book represents the state-of-the-art in the prediction techniques available and in development. Engineers and materials scientists working in this field will be able to use the content of this book to assess the strengths and challenges of a range of different methods and approaches. Enables engineers and scientists in a range of industries to more successfully predict the durability of polymers, paints and coatings when exposed to weather Provides the latest information to help determine the sustainability of polymeric materials Reviews the current state-of-the-art in this area and identifies research needs that are followed by more detailed discussions of specific polymers and applications