Tests for Properties of Polymers

  • Raymond B. Seymour
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.


The frequency of failure (breakdown) of polymeric materials has decreased and will continue to decrease as polymer scientists and technologists recognize the importance of significant tests. In addition to knowing the glass transition temperature T g and the melting point T m , scientists must know the results of many other laboratory tests before a polymer can be recommended for a specific application.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermal Gravimetric Analysis Solubility Parameter Plastic Engineer Polymer Such 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Seymour
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyUniversty of Southem MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  2. 2.College of Science and EngineeringWright State UniverstyDaytonUSA

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