SOURCE: Elsevier, Inc.


May 19, 2016 04:00 ET

Elsevier Announces Seven New Plastics and Polymers Books at SPE ANTEC 2016

Updated Editions of Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, and Multilayer Flexible Packaging, Along With Five Other New Titles, Featured in Elsevier Booth # 227

CAMBRIDGE, MA --(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of new, fully updated editions of Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers and Multilayer Flexible Packaging.

Reflecting the rapid advances made in the field, these two highly anticipated books, along with five additional new plastics and polymers titles, will be featured in Elsevier's booth # 227 at SPE ANTEC 2016, May 23-25, in Indianapolis, IN.

The third edition of Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers is written by Dr. Laurence McKeen, a former DuPont senior research associate. This definitive book for engineers and scientists in the plastics industry and in product design with plastics covers fatigue and tribology and has been updated to address the many advancements since the previous edition. It includes a new chapter covering sustainable and biodegradable polymers.

Edited by John R. Wagner, Jr., editor-in-chief of the Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting, and a member of the SPE Extrusion Division Board of Directors, the second edition of Multilayer Flexible Packaging provides a thorough introduction to the manufacturing and applications of flexible plastic films, covering materials, hardware and processes, and multilayer film designs and applications. It includes a new chapter on the use of bio-based polymers in flexible packaging.

  • Learn more about Elsevier's plastics books publishing this year

In order to meet content needs in plastics and polymers, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of plastics and polymer experts and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The seven new plastics and polymers books are:

Elsevier will be giving away a book a day at its SPE ANTEC booth, where attendees will also be able to meet Acquisitions Editor David Jackson. David talks about working for Elsevier in plastics engineering and polymer science.

Note for Editors
E-book review copies of the new books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Robin Hayward at

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 34,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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