Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Polymers and Plastics (Carol M.F. Barry, Anne-Marie Baker, Joey L. Mead) Chapter 2: Thermoplastics (Anne-Marie Baker, Joey L. Mead) Chapter 3: Thermosets (Rudolph D. Deanin) Chapter 4: Elastomers (Aubert Y. Coran) Chapter 5: Plastic Additives (Rudolph D. Deanin) Chapter 6: Nanomanufacturing with Polymers (Daniel Schmidt, Joey L. Mead, Carol M.F. Barry) Chapter 7: Plastics Joining (Edward M. Petrie) Chapter 8: Plastics Recycling and Biodegradable Plastics (Susan E. Selke) Chapter 9: Plastics and Elastomers: Automotive Applications (K. Sehanobish and Tom Traugott)
Charles Harper, president of Technology Seminars, is a leading authority on plastics, plastic fabrication and plastic application. He has written numerous other references for the field, including Modern Plastics Handbook; Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites; and Handbook of Materials in Product Design (all published by McGraw-Hill).