The sixth edition of this classic reference work continues to provide a balanced and comprehensive overview of the nature, manufacture, structure, properties, processing and applications of commercially available plastics materials. Aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice, it enables scientists to understand the commercial implications of their work as well as providing technologists with a theoretical background.
Early chapters describe the history and nature of plastics and explain the relationship of chemical structure and properties. Preparation, structure, properties processing and applications of each class of plastics materials are then considered separately. New chapters have been added on materials selection and special polymers, including biodegradable and electroconductive polymers and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition many new plastics materials have been added throughout the text and more information has been included on testing methods and data. The sections on production/consumption statistics has also been completely updated.
Reviews of previous editions:
It's a genuine milestone in reference works...and the book is a 'must' for anyone concerned with the selection, preparation, compounding or processing of these materials' - British Plastic and Rubber
'This latest edition maintains the high standard set previously... The book s a 'must' for both student and practising technologists' - Plastics Materials
'The fourth edition of John Brydson's book carries on the splendid traditions of the previous three. As a reference book for a laboratory, sales office or student's bedroom, it is unrivalled in its comprehensive of the history, chemistry and technology of plastics'. - Reinforced Plastics
'As a reference book on the subject it is unique for its depth in such a compact form, yet allied to that it is so eminently readable. It is a working chemist's book for a working chemist.' - Journal of the Oil and Colour Chemists Association
'This is one of the most comprehensive reference books in its class.' - Polymer News, March 1996
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'One is dumbstruck with admiration and almost total disbelief on being presented with the new edition of Plastics Materials, or simply 'Brydson' as it is more popularly known. How can just one man know so much about he subject. Just about everything that could possibly be said about plastics or rubber material is there, which is why it has enjoyed a reputation and status as the Bible of the industry for many years.' British Plastics & Rubber, February 1996
'Its information in depth on the whole spectrum of organic polymers makes
it an invaluable companion to those working with, or studying polymers.'
Plastics & Rubber International, June 1995
'Since publication of the first edition in 1965, John Brydson's Plastics
Materials has become widely acknowledged within the industry as a
classic source of reference. This sixth edition upholds the reputation,
providing a comprehensive overview of the properties, processing and
applications of commercially-available plastics materials, as well as
expanding the coverage with the inclusion of new information.
As indispensable as its predecessors, this updated reference textbook
should be of interest and value to polymer student and practising
technologist alike. Certainly no collection of plastics literature will be
complete without a copy.'
RAPRA Abstracts, June 1996
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Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0750618647