Although often regarded as just another word for plastic, the most common
type of polymer, applications of polymers are far reaching. Central to the continued
development of polymers and optimum use are processing technologies that enable
the utilization of polymers to a wide variety of industries.
Advances in polymer processing: From macro- to nano- scale from Woodhead
Publishing reviews the latest advances in polymer processing, techniques
and materials. An introduction to the fundamentals of polymer processing leads
on to an investigation into recent advances in multicomponent polymeric materials.
Specific chapters on injection, rotational and blow moulding of polymers summarise
advances made in moulding technologies.
An examination of alternative processing technologies includes calendaring
and coating, thermoforming and radiation processing of polymers considering
dimensional variations. Further to a discussion of the processing of micro,
macro and nano-composites is a review of post-processing technologies such as
online monitoring and computer modelling. This comprehensive 700 page title
provides a thorough assessment of both recent advances in polymer processing
and future trends.
With is distinguished editors and team of international contributors, Advances
in polymer processing: From macro- to nano- scales is an invaluable reference
for engineers and academics concerned with polymer processing.