Accession Number : ADA307529

Title :   Thermoplastics in Appliance Design,

Corporate Author : DOW CHEMICAL CO MIDLAND MI

Personal Author(s) : Thayer, Gordon B.

PDF Url : ADA307529

Report Date : MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : It is safe to say all household appliances employ thermoplastics today. These thermoplastics appear as decorative, structural, or functional items, as insulation, or as incidental parts; and while they are obvious or visible in most cases, they are not always in plain sight. Most of these plastics, if they are considered by statistical numbers, are well accepted, troublefree, and unnoticed. Some of the plastics, mainly structural, are of recent adaptation; and these applications are the ones which have received conspicuous attention. The manufacturing economy and sales appeal of these new applications are overwhelming factors in promoting continued use, in spite of some presently-encountered difficulties. The difficulties have been brought to the door of the product engineering department in nearly every appliance factory, and this appears to be an appropriate place to bring such problems for solving. p3

Descriptors :   *THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MACHINES.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Polymer Chemistry
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE