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Thermosoftening Plastics


Önder Pekcan

Kadir Has University

Dimitris Achilias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thermosoftening Plastics are polymers that can be manipulated into different shapes when they are hot, and the shape sets when it cools. If we were to reheat the polymer again, we could re-shape it once again. Modern thermosoftening plastics soften at temperatures anywhere between 65 ºC and 200 ºC. In this state, they can be moulded in a number of ways. They differ from thermoset plastics in that they can be returned to this plastic state by reheating. They are then fully recyclable because thermosoftening plastics do not have covalent bonds between neighbouring polymer molecules. Methods of shaping the softened plastic include: injection moulding, rotational moulding, extrusion, vacuum forming, and compression moulding. The scope of this book covers three areas of thermosoftening plastics, thermoplastic materials, and their characterization. The following tests are covered in the book: thermal analysis (differential scanning calorimetry, heat deflection temperature test), optical properties tests (fluorescence spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy), and mechanical properties tests (thermogravimetry, rheometry, short term tensile test).

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Thermosoftening PlasticsEdited by Gülşen Akın Evingür

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83323

ISBN: 978-1-83880-613-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-612-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-614-9

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Processing and Properties of Plastic Lumber

By Fernanda A. dos Santos, Leonardo B. Canto, Ana Lúcia N. da Silva, Leila Lea Yuan Visconte and Elen B. A. Vasques Pacheco


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2. Multi-Field Synergy Process for Polymer Plasticization: A Novel Design Concept for Screw to Facilitate Phase-to-Phase Thermal and Molecular Mobility

By Ranran Jian, Hongbo Chen and Weimin Yang


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3. Cellulose-Based Thermoplastics and Elastomers via Controlled Radical Polymerization

By Feng Jiang, Fenfen Wang, Chenqian Pan and Yanxiong Fang


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4. Thermoplastic Recycling: Properties, Modifications, and Applications

By Taofik Oladimeji Azeez


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5. Thermal Resistance Properties of Polyurethanes and Its Composites

By Javier Carlos Quagliano Amado


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6. Recycled Polypropylene-Coffee Husk and Coir Coconut Biocomposites: Morphological, Mechanical, Thermal and Environmental Studies

By Miguel Ángel Hidalgo-Salazar, Juan Pablo Correa-Aguirre, Juan Manuel Montalvo-Navarrete, Diego Fernando Lopez-Rodriguez and Andrés Felipe Rojas-González


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