Über den Autor
William A. Woishnis is founder of William Andrew Inc. and cofounder of Knovel Corporation. William A
While the two-volume work Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics covers chemical resistance of high-volume commercial (commodity) thermoplastics, this volume - which includes an easy to use online database with advanced search and navigation features - focuses on high performance 'engineering' or 'specialty' thermoplastics. These thermoplastics are usually consumed in smaller volumes, but have desirable characteristics for demanding and high-value applications. This book provides extensive data on chemical resistance tests, and material chemical resistance properties for important specialty thermoplastics including polyarylenes, polymimides and fluoropolymers, polymer alloys and specialty polyethylenes. The chemical resistance data provided enables the reader to make a better material selection decision, avoiding the major economic and business impacts of material failure, and in some cases eliminating the need for screening tests. The data gives detailed information on the parameters of exposure of plastics and their different grades to chemicals and environmental conditions, i.e. chemical compound or solvent, concentration, temperature, the length of time a plastic can withstand such attacks (with, for example, weight change as a key parameter) etc. - answering key questions often arising in the process of product development.