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Title: Handbook of Plastics Joining: A Practical Guide, 2nd Ed.
Handbook of Plastics Joining: A Practical Guide, 2nd Ed.
By: Michael J. Troughton, ed.
ISBN: 978 0815 51581 4
Publisher: Plastics Design Library
Copyright: 2008
Page Count: 624
Trim Size: 8.5 x 11
Format: Hardcover
Catalog #: 03061
Status: Sale Item; limited supply
List Price: $175.00
Our Price: $108.50
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Keywords associated with this title: Plastics Design Library Handbooks
Plastics Handbooks
Plastics Joining


The second edition of this hands-on guide to plastics joining is a unique reference publication that provides detailed descriptions of joining processes and an extensive compilation of data on the joining of particular plastics and elastomers. Collaboration with The Welding Institute has resulted in significantly revised information on joining processes, including new welding techniques such as flash free welding and friction stir welding. In addition, the data on the joining of specific plastic materials has been updated to incorporate the vast amount of new information that has been published during the ten years since the release of the original edition.

In addition to the two major sections on joining processes and plastics materials, the book also includes an international suppliers directory and a glossary of the key terms used in plastics joining. Recommended.

From the Introduction: “...Although the basic characteristics of joining processes are generally well defined by manufacturers, data on joining particular plastics is not well compiled or easily accessed. This volume serves to turn the vast amount of disparate information from wide ranging sources (i.e., conference proceedings, materials suppliers, test laboratories, monographs, and trade and technical journals) into useful engineering knowledge...The information provided in this book ranges from a general overview of plastic joining processes to detailed discussions and test results. For users to whom the joining of plastics is a relatively new field, the detailed glossary of terms will prove useful. For those who wish to delve beyond the data presented, source documentation is presented in detail...”

Target Audience: Engineers, scientists, and technicians in the automotive, medical, utilities, construction, electronics, packaging, and plastics industries who require comprehensive information on plastics joining.

Table of Contents:


Joining Processes:

Heated Tool Welding

Ultrasonic Welding

Vibration Welding

Spin Welding

Radio Frequency Welding

Hot Gas Welding

Extrusion Welding

Laser Welding

Infrared Welding

Resistive Implant Welding

Induction Welding

Heat Sealing

Flash-Free Welding

Friction Stir Welding

Microwave Welding

Solvent Welding

Adhesive Bonding

Mechanical Fastening



Acrylic Resin



Ketone-Based Resins









Modified Polyphenylene Oxide

Polyphenylene Sulfide




Sulfone-Based Resins


Plastic Alloys

Thermoplastic Elastomers




Supplier Directory



Primary Topic: Materials Science
Related Topics: Adhesives and Adhesion
Interfacial Engineering and Surface Science
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