Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I

General and Environmental Aspects


ISBN: 978-3-540-88416-3 (Print) 978-3-540-88417-0 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Plastics: Classification, Characterization, and Economic Data

  3. Chapter

    Pages 19-46

    Synthesis (Manufacture, Production) of Plastics

  4. Chapter

    Pages 47-165

    Properties of Plastics in Structural Components

  5. Chapter

    Pages 167-286

    Processing (Primary Forming) of Plastics into Structural Components

  6. Chapter

    Pages 287-292

    Secondary Forming of Plastics Structural Components: Thermoforming

  7. Chapter

    Pages 293-361

    Opportunities and Risks Involved in Designing Structural Components Made of Polymers

  8. Chapter

    Pages 363-389

    Opportunities and (in Particular) Risks of Use (Utilization Phase) of Plastic Structural Components

  9. Chapter

    Pages 391-427

    Plastics and Structural Components: The Environment and Recycling

  10. Chapter

    Pages 429-435

    Perspectives: Polymer Engineering

  11. Back Matter

    Pages 437-443