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.