The Growth of a Technology

Part of the Materials Science Series book series (MASCSE)


Toughness is often the deciding factor in materials selection. The continuing growth in the use of plastics for engineering and other applications is due in no small measure to the development, during the past three decades, of new and tougher plastics materials. Plastics are gradually losing their reputation for brittleness as these newer materials, effectively used in well-designed products, become more familiar to the general public.


Fracture Resistance Styrene Monomer Styrene Polymer Parent Polymer Phenylene Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MaterialsCranfield Institute of TechnologyCranfield, BedfordEngland

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