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Properties Data for Chemicals & Materials: Polymers

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2024 1:04 PM

Also consult the resources listed under BEST GENERAL SOURCES above

  • Polymer Data Handbook   UB ONLY
  • Available to UB online via our subscription to Knovel, the 2nd edition of this handbook contains properties data for 218 polymers.


  • Plastic Material Data Sheets   UB ONLY
  • Available to UB online via our subscription to Knovel, this resource includes data sheets for more than 55,000 plastic materials. The majority of the materials (more than 90%) fall under two main types: thermoplastics and thermosets. Thermoplastics include nylons, polyesters, polyethylenes, polypropylenes, ABS and thermoplastic elastomers. Thermosets include polyurethanes, epoxies, phenolics and polyesters. Within these two main types, the materials are further classified into material families based on their chemical composition. Each group of materials has interactive tables with basic properties in US customary and metric units .


  • Plastics in Medical Devices - Properties, Requirements, and Applications   UB ONLY
  • This book is a comprehensive overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on the applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers as well as the synthesis and production of polymers are covered and backed up with a wealth of data tables.


  • Properties of Polymers - Their Correlation with Chemical Structure   UB ONLY
  • This book is intended for those who work on practical problems in the field of polymers who need orienting numerical information on polymer properties.


  • Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers   UB ONLY

    This handbook, available through our subscription to Knovel, represents a collection of test results for over 100 plastics and elastomers for various fatigue and tribological properties. Results are presented in textual, graphical, and tabular formats.


  • Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers   UB ONLY

    This handbook, available through our subscription to Knovel, provides a comprehensive collection of graphical multipoint and tabular data covering the permeation of liquids, vapors, and gases through plastic or polymeric materials, such as films, membranes, and containers.


  • Engineered Materials Handbook: Engineering Plastics, Vol. 2

    This print handbook, shelved in the Lockwood Library Science & Engineering Reference Collection under the call number REF TA403.E497 1987 v.2, includes physical, electrical, optical, thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties for all forms of engineering plastics. Each section is arranged by polymer class and covers all aspects of the technology.


  • Plastics Additives Database   PUBLIC

    SpecialChem operates a set of free information services to link users and suppliers of plastic additives. A 9,500 product database from about 260 suppliers can be searched by additive function, base polymer, trade name, supplier, and keywords. The search can be limited to additives approved for food contact. Technical articles, datasheets, links to supplier web sites, and Web forms for requesting quotations, technical data, or samples are available. Free registration is required to display much of the information.

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