Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
An outline of the history and manufacture of polycarbonate resins is followed by a discussion about resin product types anal their processing. The key properties of flex modulus, deflection temperature, and impact are those that make polycarbonate resins premier engineering resins. Like most other engineering plastics, polycarbonate resins' early commercial history was characterized by substitutions of polycarbonate resins for traditional materials, particularly metal and glass. Examples of applications are presented, More recently application developments involve ab initio selection of polycarbonate resins and article designs based on polycarbonate resin properties. In addition, “tailored” resins such as poly (estercarbonate) resins and polycarbonate resin blends have evolved to meet specific applications. The future growth of polycarbonate resins is predicted to feature few new resins, many new blends, and application developments using computer techniques.
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