Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Copyright: 2013
ISBN: 9781569904565
Hardcover: 1436 pages, 2 volumes
$499.99 (US)


Ageing. Testing Methods. Resistance to Thermal and Thermal-Oxidative Load, Weather, Chemicals, High-Energy Radiation, Microorganisms, Mechanical Load Processing and End-Use Influences. Stabilization. Case Studies.


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A polymeric material's resistance to different environmental or processing related influences determines its suitability in any number of applications. Reliable information and performance predictions influence material selection. They take a variety of influences into consideration, among them resin manufacture, compounding, stabilization, processing, part design and end use.

This book is based on the review of more than 1,200 literature sources and represents a comprehensive overview of the current know-how regarding the stability and resistance of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers as well as the most commonly used reinforcementsand additives. Extensive tables document material resistance to given media, facilitating appropriate material selection or stabilization for a given application.


Author Info:

Ehrenstein, G.

Dr. Gottfried Ehrenstein obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Hannover, Germany. He was employed for 10 years within the Technical Plastics Application Department at BASF AG. From 1977 to 1989, he was the director for plastics material technology at the University of Kassel. Since 1989, he has been the director of the Institute of Polymer Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has more than 250 international publications and 15 books specializing in polymer technology processing and design.

Pongratz, S.

Dr. Sonja Pongratz obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She works for Volkswagen AG and is responsible for Quality Assurance, Damage Analysis, Emission, and Weathering. In 2013 she was appointed associate professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her research interests focus on plastics failure analysis.