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Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I: General and Environmental Aspects

Series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Volume: 11

Edited By: Peter Eyerer, Martin Weller and Christof Hubner

432 pages, illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2010 | #186032 | ISBN-13: 9783540884163
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Since their first industrial use polymers have gained a tremendous success. The two volumes of "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks" elaborate on both their potentials and on the impact on the environment arising from their production and applications. Volume 11 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I: General and Environmental Aspects" is dedicated to the basics of the engineering of polymers - always with a view to possible environmental implications. Topics include: materials, processing, designing, surfaces, the utilization phase, recycling, and depositing.


Classification, characterization and economic data.- Synthesis (manufacture, production) of plastics.- Properties of plastics in structural components.- Processing (primary forming) of plastics into structural components.- Secondary forming of plastics structural components -- thermoforming.- Chances and risks involved in designing structural components made of polymers.- Chances and (in particular) risks of use (utilization phase) of plastic structural components.- Plastics and structural components -- the environment and recycling.- Perspectives - polymer engineering.

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