Designers of electrical and electronic components have a wide choice of polymers at their disposal - cost is a prime consideration but competition in the market place is imposing ever more stringent specification criteria on the equipment designer who, in turn, is demanding significantly improved performance from his polymer supplier. This report lists the most commonly polymers used with brief notes on their properties.
Polymers in Electronics seeks to provide an overall picture of the varied use of polymers in the manufacture of electronic components. It has endeavoured to identify trends and future movements of the market.
The pattern of polymer usage has changed and material formulations have had to be modified to conform with new European Union (EU) legislation relating to the use of hazardous materials in components. Furthermore there is now far more emphasis on recycling rather than landfill disposal and these are issues covered in the report.
Polymers in Electronics will be of interest to all those involved in using polymers to produce electronic components and to those who provide the raw materials for the production.
About the author...
Keith Cousins graduated from Oxford University with an Engineering Science degree and followed a graduate apprenticeship with one of the forerunners of GEC with a career in export sales. This included export area management with Francis Shaw, a leading manufacturer of rubber and plastics extruders and mixing machinery. Moving to market research at Buckingham-based Harkness Consultants after posts in Export Area and Market Planning Management at Coventry Climax, he has since November 1993, established a successful independent market research consultancy. Assignments have included a succession of published reports and privately commissioned studies.
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