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Author Crutchley, Ed, author

Title Innovation trends in plastics decoration and surface treatment : decorative effects on moulded plastics / Ed Crutchley
Published Shropshire, England : Smithers Rapra, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents Front cover page; Table of contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Sources; 3 Decorative Effects on Plastics; Part B: Materials; 4 Materials and Additives for Colour or Reflectivity Changes; 5 Materials for Effects and Other Special Colours; 6 Films, Foils and Labels; 7 Inks, Paints, Coatings (Excluding Colour Change or Effect Materials); 8 Substrate Polymer Resins, Blends and Additives; Part C: In-Mould ProcessesPART C: IN-MOULD PROCESSES; 9 Coloration, Co-injection, Multilayer Moulding and Multiple MaterialMoulding; 10 In-mould Coating and On-mould Painting; 11 In-mould Film Techniques
12 In-mould Printing, Marking, or Use of Engraved Cavities13 In-mould Surface Improvement; Part D: Stand-alone or In-line Processes; 14 Atmospheric Plasma Deposition or Thermal Spray; 15 Dry Offset and Flexographic Printing; 16 Embossing; 17 Flocking; 18 Foil Transfer Processes; 19 Inkjet and Droplet Printing; 20 Labelling, Sleeving and Form Over Part; 21 Laser and Irradiative Marking, Engraving or Transfer; 22 Liquid Coating Techniques; 23 Pad Printing; 24 Pigment Orientation Techniques; 25 Plating, Electroplating and Chemical Deposition; 26 Powder or Particulate Coating; 27 Screen Printing
28 Sublimation Printing, and Dye Infusion29 Vacuum Deposition; 30 Water Transfer Printing; Abbreviations; Index
Summary The plastics industry is a major player for consumer items, notably for the automotive, consumer electronics and packaging industries, and is necessarily very active in innovation. As a result, moulded thermoplastics are achieving new heights in decorative appearance and quality. Many striking aesthetic effects are possible by employing new polymer blends coupled with a diverse range of decoration and surface treatment technologies. These can produce three-dimensional and tactile finishes, high definition images, flawless high gloss and metallic surfaces, as well as effects ranging from imitat
Notes Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed August 30, 2014)
Subject Adhesion.
Plastic coatings.
Plastics -- Surfaces.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1909030856 (electronic bk)
9781909030855 (electronic bk)