Printing On Polymers: Fundamentals And Applications

Hardcover | September 29, 2015

byJoanna Izdebska, Sabu ThomasEditorJoanna Izdebska

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Printing on Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications is the first authoritative reference covering the most important developments in the field of printing on polymers, their composites, nanocomposites, and gels. The book examines the current state-of-the-art and new challenges in the formulation of inks, surface activation of polymer surfaces, and various methods of printing. The book equips engineers and materials scientists with the tools required to select the correct method, assess the quality of the result, reduce costs, and keep up-to-date with regulations and environmental concerns. Choosing the correct way of decorating a particular polymer is an important part of the production process. Although printing on polymeric substrates can have desired positive effects, there can be problems associated with various decorating techniques. Physical, chemical, and thermal interactions can cause problems, such as cracking, peeling, or dulling. Safety, environmental sustainability, and cost are also significant factors which need to be considered. With contributions from leading researchers from industry, academia, and private research institutions, this book serves as a one-stop reference for this field from print ink manufacture to polymer surface modification and characterization; and from printing methods to applications and end-of-life issues. Enables engineers to select the correct decoration method for each material and application, assess print quality, and reduce costs Increases familiarity with the terminology, tests, processes, techniques, and regulations of printing on plastic, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions, such as cracking, peeling, or dulling of the print Addresses the issues of environmental impact and cost when printing on polymeric substrates Features contributions from leading researchers from industry, academia, and private research institutions

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Printing on Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications is the first authoritative reference covering the most important developments in the field of printing on polymers, their composites, nanocomposites, and gels. The book examines the current state-of-the-art and new challenges in the formulation of inks, surface activation of polymer s...

Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:444 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:William Andrew PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323374689

ISBN - 13:9780323374682

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Table of Contents

1. Printing on Polymers: Theory and Practice
2. Polymeric Materials: Structure, Properties and Applications
3. Design of Printing Ink Formulations
4. Additives for Ink Manufacture
5. Advanced Nanoscale Materials for Ink Manufacture
6. Rheology of Printing Inks
7. Plasma Assisted Polymer Surface Modifications
8. Corona Treatment of Polymer Surfaces
9. Chemical Modification of Polymer Surfaces
10. Other Methods of Polymer Surfaces Modifications
11. Flexographic Printing
12. Gravure Printing
13. Offset Printing
14. Inkjet Printing
15. Screen Printing
16. Pad Printing
17. Stamping
18. 3D Printing
19. Other Printing Techniques
20. Theory, Modelling and Simulation of Printing
21. Characterisation of Colorimetric Aspects of Print Quality
22. Characterisation of Mechanical Properties of Prints
23. Ageing and Degradation of Printed Materials
24. Applications of Printed Materials
25. Safety and Environmental Aspects of Polymer Printing
26. Recyclability and Life Cycle Analysis of Printed Materials