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Thermosoftening Plastics

Gülşen Akın Evingür

Piri Reis University


Önder Pekcan

Kadir Has University


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Thermosoftening plastics are polymers that can be manipulated into different shapes when they are hot, and the shape sets when they cool. If the polymer is reheated again, it can be reshapen. Modern thermosoftening plastics soften anywhere between 65ºC and 200ºC. In this state they can be moulded in a number of ways and returned to the plastic state by reheating. By this characteristic they differ from thermoset plastics. Thermosoftening plastics are fully recyclable, since they do not have covalent bonds between neighbouring polymer molecules. Methods of shaping softened plastics include: injection moulding, rotational moulding, extrusion, vacuum forming, compression moulding. The scope of this book covers the areas of thermosoftening plastics, thermoplastics materials and their characterization. The following topics will be covered: • Thermal analysis (differential scanning calorimetry, heat deflection temperature test) • Optical properties tests (fluorescence spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy) • Mechanical properties tests (thermogravimetry, rheometry, short term tensile test) • Electrical properties tests (dielectric spectroscopy, electrical conductivity test) • Acoustic properties tests (ultrasonic test, acoustic emission test).

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Gülşen Akın Evingür

Piri Reis University

Dr. Gülşen Akın Evingür, born in 1976, is currently working as Assosciate Professor at Piri Reis University, Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her BSc at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey and her PhD at Istanbul Technical University in 1996 and 2011, respectively. She has been engaged in various academic studies in the fields of composite gels and their optical, electrical and mechanical properties.

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