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Author Brown, Roger (Roger P.)

Title Practical guide to the assessment of the useful life of plastics / Roger P. Brown and John H. Greenwood.

Imprint Shawbury, Shrewsbury [England] : RAPRA Technology Ltd., 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 180 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Introduction; Definition of the Plastic; What is Failure?; Agents and Mechanisms of Degradation; Real and Simulated Service Conditions; Accelerated Tests; Parameters to Monitor Degradation; Prediction Techniques; Limitations, Pitfalls and Uncertainties; Condition Monitoring and Residual Life Assessment; Data Available; Examples of Current Practice; Conclusion; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Index.
Summary After price and delivery time, the most frequently asked question about a product is 'How long will it last?' Lifetime expectancy is often many years, the service conditions may be complex, and there is a scarcity of definitive data on durability. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a vast number of degradation agents, service conditions, properties of importance and different plastics. There are many inherent difficulties in designing durability tests. In many cases, the time scale involved is such that accelerated test conditions are essential. Whilst large amounts of dur.
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Subject Plastics -- Service life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Greenwood, J. H. (John H.)
Other Form: Print version: Brown, Roger (Roger P.). Practical guide to the assessment of the useful life of plastics. Shawbury, Shrewsbury [England] : RAPRA Technology Ltd., 2002 1859573126 9781859573129 (OCoLC)50296215
ISBN 9781859573532 (electronic bk.)
1859573533 (electronic bk.)