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Plastics & Polymer Engineering: Find Books & Videos

Why use books?


In today's online world, do books still have a part to play? Absolutely!
Books can provide you with reliable information you can count on and include in your works cited/reference page. They often provide:

  • Background information
  • In-depth coverage of topic
  • Chapters that can break a topic down into smaller, more easily understood pieces
  • Pointers to more information on the same topic

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The Library of Congress classification for plastics is TP. More specifically, TP is broken down as follows:

  • TP1-1185 Chemical technology
  • TP155-156 Chemical engineering
  • TP200-248 Chemicals:  Manufacture, use, etc.
  • TP248.13-248.65 Biotechnology
  • TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
    • TP1140 Technical chemistry of plastics (Analysis)
    • TP1150-1175 Technical processes (molding, csting, machining, welding, joining, extrusion, mixing, recycling, etc.)
    • TP1177-1177.5 Reinforced plastics
    • TP1180 .A-Z Special plastics (resins, bakelite, cellophane, epoxy, furans, lucite, plexiglas, polyesters, styrene, thermoplastics, vinyl, etc.)
    • TP1183 .A-Z Special forms (bars, films, foamed, laminated, microcrystalline, powders)
    • TP1185 .A-Z Special products (containers, eye protectors, furniture, helmets, machine parts, pipe, tanks, tiles, etc.)

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.

HD Economic History and Conditions

  • HD9650-9660 Chemical industries
    • HD9660 .A-Z Special products, A-Z
      • HD9660 .P46-P464 Plasticizers
      • HD9660 .R4-R44 Resins
    • HD9661-9662 Plastics
      • HD9661 General works
      • HD9662 .A-Z Special products (bottles, containers, films, footwear, pipes, foams, etc.)

QD Chemistry

  • QD139 .P6 Analytical chemistry--Technical analysis--Polymers
  • QD380-388 Polymers.  Macromolecules (chemical and physical properties of polymers)
    • QD381.9 .A-Z Special topics (deterioration, molecular weights, rheology, separation, solubility, structure, thermal properties, etc.)
    • QD382 .A-Z Special types (biomimetic, conductors, crystalline, emulsion, fluorescent, heat resistant, oligomers, etc.)
    • QD383 .A-Z Special substances (acrylic, amine, epoxy, silicon, vinyl, etc.)
  • QD549.2 .P64 Polymer colloids
  • QD923 Liquid crystals, including polymer liquid crystals

TA Engineering (General).  Civil Engineering (General)

  • TA455 .P5 Materials of engineering and construction--Plastics
  • TA455 .P55 Materials of engineering and construction--Reinforced plastics