Training in Plastics Technology (eBook)

Copyright: December 2023
ISBN: 9781569909355
PDF: 255 Pages
$109.99 (US)


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 Answers


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.