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Sustainable Materials Processes and Production by Rob Thompson. This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. It includes in-depth analysis of fifteen materials, fourteen processes, and six production life cycles, supplemented by more than 500 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams. Chapters are;
Part One Materials
Plastics
Bio plastics
Cellulose acetate
Natural rubber
Steel
Aluminium alloys
Copper alloys
Glass
Wood
Engineered timber
Pulp paper and board
Leather
Wool
Plant fibers
Biocomposite prepreg
Part Two Processes
Injection molding bioplastic
Compression molding
Plastic extrusion
Molding recycled plastic
Composite laminating
Basket weaving
Steam bending
Wood joinery
Upholstery
Water based coating
Electropolishing
Risography
Water based printing
Waterless printing
Part Three Lifecycle
Recover refurbish reuse
Returnable packaging
Mixed recycling
Plastic recycling
Paper recycling
Glass recycling

Softcover, 224 pages, 225mm x 235mm, color photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pick up is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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