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Short description Since the publication of the second edition, there have been major changes in the field. The Handbook of Plastics Testing Technology, 3rd Edition details the significant changes computer and other digital instruments have made in collecting, displaying, and analyzing data. This new edition provides an explanation of: why to test plastic products, what tests are available, how to select the appropriate tests and to interpret the results of the tests as well as greatly expand coverage of product failure analysis.
From the contents Foreword.
Preface to Third Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First Edition.
1 Basic Concepts in Advancement and Testing Technology.
2 Mechanical Properties.
3 Thermal Properties.
4 Electrical Properties.
5 Weathering Properties.
6 Optical Properties.
7 Material Characterization Tests.
9 Chemical Properties.
10 Analytical Tests.
11 Conditioning Properties.
12 Miscellaneous Tests.
13 Identifi cation Analysis of Plastic Materials.
14 Testing of Foam Plastics.
15 Failure Analysis.
16 Quality Control.
17 Product Liabilities and Testing.
18 Nondestructive Testing and Measurements.
19 Professional and Testing Organizations.
20 Uniform Global Testing Standards.
Appendix A: Index of Equipment Manufacturers.
Appendix B: Abbreviations: Polymeric Materials.
Appendix C: Glossary.
Appendix D: Trade Names.
Appendix E: Standards Organizations.
Appendix F: Trade Publications.
Appendix G: Independent Testing Laboratories.
Appendix H: Specifi cations.
Appendix I: Charts and Tables.
Appendix J: Plastic / Polymer Educational Programs in the United States and Canada.
Appendix K: Figure 15-5. New Application Checklist.