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Selection of Polymeric Materials
How to Select Design Properties from Different Standards
by E. Alfredo Campo

Selection of Polymeric Materials steers engineers and designers onto the right path to selecting the appropriate values for each plastic property.

A large amount of property information has been provided to teach and assist the plastic part designer and others in selecting the right resin and properties for an application and includes various standards to help the readers in making sound decisions.

Selection of Polymeric Materials:

  • A simple and efficient approach to a highly complex and time consuming task
  • Allows engineers to select from various standards including ASTM, ISO, UL, and British Specification
  • Presents information on properties such as tensile strength, melt temperature, continuous service temperature, moisture exposure, specific gravity and flammability ratings
  • Tried and true values narrow myriad choices down quickly for readers


1. Polymeric Materials and Properties

  1. Tensile Stress-Strain Comparison Graphs
  2. Property Data Information for Polymeric Materials
  3. Material Selection Guidelines
  4. Polymeric Materials Specifications
  5. Testing Polymeric Materials
  6. The Need for Uniform Global Testing Standards
  7. Polymeric Materials
  8. Polymeric Materials Background
  9. Polymeric Materials Families
  10. Classification of Polymeric Materials by Performance
  11. Types of Thermoplastic Molecular Structures
  12. Manufacturing of Polymers
  13. Polymeric Materials Compounding Process
  14. Basic Characteristics of Polymeric Materials
  15. Families of Thermoplastic Polymers
  16. Families of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
  17. Families of Thermoset Polymers

2. Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials

  1. Comparison Tables of Mechanical Properties
  2. Comparison Between ASTM and ISO Mechanical Test Standards
  3. Tensile Testing
  4. Tensile Strength Effects Caused by Cross-Head Speeds
  5. Molecular Orientation Effects
  6. Compounding Processes & Properties of Glass Reinforced Polymers
  7. Fiber Glass Effects on Polymeric Material Properties
  8. Tensile Stress Effects Caused by Fiber Glass Orientation
  9. Weld Line Effects on Injection Molded Products
  10. Temperature Effects on the Behavior of Polymeric Materials
  11. Effects to Nylon Properties Caused by Moisture
  12. Flexural Testing
  13. Compressive Strength Testing
  14. Shear Strength Testing
  15. Stress-Strain Curves, Load Type Comparison
  16. Creep, Rupture, Relaxation, and Fatigue
  17. Tensile Creep Testing
  18. Flexural Creep Testing
  19. Isochronous Stress-Strain Curves
  20. Procedure for Applying Creep Modulus
  21. Creep Rupture
  22. Stress Relaxation
  23. Fatigue Characteristics
  24. Impact Strength Testing
  25. Impact Fracture Mechanism
  26. Pendulum Impact Tests
  27. Gardner Drop Weight Impact Testing
  28. Falling Weight Tower Impact Testing
  29. Instrumented Impact Testing
  30. Instrumented High Speed Horizontal Plunger Impact Tester
  31. Instrumented Impact Testing (Dynatup®)
  32. Product Design Analysis Using Dynatup® Test Data
  33. Miscellaneous Impact Testing

3. Thermal Properties of Polymeric Materials

  1. Introduction
  2. Thermal Properties for Elevated Temperatures
  3. Introduction to ISO Testing Standards
  4. Melting Temperature Testing
  5. Vicat Softening Temperature Testing
  6. Glass Transition Temperature Testing
  7. Brittleness Temperature Testing
  8. Continuous Service Temperature Testing
  9. UL Temperature Index
  10. Heat Deflection Temperature Testing
  11. Soldering Heat Resistance Performance
  12. Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion Testing
  13. Thermal Conductivity Testing
  14. Melt Flow Rate
  15. Melt Mass-flow Rate Testing
  16. Capillary Rheometer Relative Melt Viscosity Testing
  17. Relative Melt Viscosity vs. Shear Rate Graph
  18. Flammability Characteristics of Polymeric Materials
  19. UL 94 Flammability Testing
  20. UL Horizontal Burn Testing
  21. UL Vertical Burn Testing, UL 94-V0, UL 94-V1, UL 94-V2
  22. UL Vertical Burn Testing, UL 94-5V, UL 94-5VA, UL 94-5VB
  23. Limited Oxygen Index Testing
  24. Smoke Generation Testing
  25. Self and Flash Ignition Temperature Testing

4. Electrical Properties of Polymeric Materials

  1. Thermoplastic Polymers Characteristics for Electrical Applications
  2. Thermoset Polymers Characteristics for Electrical Applications
  3. ASTM/UL Electrical Properties of Polymeric Materials
  4. Introduction to ISO/IEC Electrical Test Methods
  5. Electrical Terminology
  6. Electrical Insulation Properties
  7. Electrical Resistance Properties
  8. Dielectric Constant Testing
  9. Dissipation Factor Testing
  10. Volume Resistivity Testing
  11. Dielectric Strength Testing
  12. Hot-Wire Ignition Testing
  13. High-Amperage Arc Ignition Testing
  14. High-Voltage Arc Tracking Rate
  15. Arc Resistance Testing
  16. Comparative Track Index Testing
  17. Glow Wire Testing
  18. Hot Mandrel Testing
  19. Underwriter’s Laboratories Yellow Cards
  20. How to Read and Interpret the "UL Yellow Card"
  21. "UL Electrical Insulation Systems"

5. Physical Properties of Polymeric Materials

  1. ASTM Physical Properties of Polymeric Materials
  2. ASTM and ISO Comparison of Physical Testing Standards
  3. Specific Gravity Testing
  4. Density Gradient Testing
  5. Optical Testing Properties
  6. Water Absorption Testing
  7. Surface Hardness Testing
  8. Abrasion Resistance Testing
  9. Tear Resistance
  10. Coefficient of Friction Testing
  11. Mold Shrinkage Testing

6. Microbial, Weather, Chemical Resistance of Polymeric Materials

  1. Fungal Resistance Testing
  2. Bacteria Resistance Testing
  3. Fungi and Bacteria Outdoor Exposure Resistance Limitations
  4. Weathering Tests for Polymeric Materials
  5. Accelerated Weathering Testing
  6. Exposure to Fluorescent UV Lamp, Condensation
  7. Accelerated Weather Testing, Weather Ometer®
  8. Exposure to Carbon Arc Light % Water Testing
  9. Exposure to Xenon Arc Light and Water Testing
  10. Outdoor Weathering Testing
  11. Chemical Resistance Testing of Polymeric Materials
  12. Chemical Resistance Tables of Delrin Homopolymer Acetal


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Selection of Polymeric Materials
How to Select Design Properties from Different Standards
by E. Alfredo Campo

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