Training in Plastics Technology

Copyright: December 2023
ISBN: 9781569909102
Hardcover: 255 Pages
$109.99 (US)

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Training in Plastics Technology (eBook)
Greif, H.
December 2023


Introduction Plastic – An Artificial Material? 

Lesson 1 Plastics Fundamentals 

Lesson 2 Raw Materials and Polymer Synthesis

Lesson 3 Classification of Plastics

Lesson 4 Deformation Behavior of Plastics

Lesson 5 Time-Dependent Behavior of Plastics

Lesson 6 Physical Properties

Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Rheology

Lesson 8 Plastic Applications

Lesson 9 Plastics Compounding

Lesson 10 Extrusion

Lesson 11 Injection Molding

Lesson 12 Fiber-Reinforced Composites (FRC)

Lesson 13 Plastic Foams

Lesson 14 Thermoforming

Lesson 15 Additive Manufacturing

Lesson 16 Plastic Welding

Lesson 17 Machining Plastics

Lesson 18 Bonding of Plastics

Lesson 19 Plastic Waste

Lesson 20 Plastics Recycling

Lesson 21 Qualification in Plastics Processing

Appendix Selected Literature

Appendix Glossary of Plastics Technology

Appendix Answer


This text- and workbook provides a clearly written, comprehensive introduction to the major topics associated with plastics technology, from basic chemistry and processing methods to the problem of waste and the issue of recycling plastics. Guiding questions at the beginning of each lesson help the reader to work through the material in a targeted manner; success checks at the end of each lesson enable the reader to review what he/she has learned. It thus facilitates independent, self-paced learning, meeting the requirements of modern vocational training.

Author Info:

Greif, H.
Wolters, L.
Christian Hopmann

Since 2011, Prof. Christian Hopmann has been the Head of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He studied Mechanical Engineering with a particular focus on Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen and received his doctoral degree, supervised by Prof. Walter Michaeli, in 2000. In 2005, he started his industrial career at RKW AG Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (today: RKW SE). From January 2010 until April 2011 he was Managing Director of RKW Sweden AB in Helsingborg, Sweden.