A critical review of the commercial family of materials known as engineering thermoplastics including an examination of relatively important thermoset polymer systems. Major commercial polymerization reactions are reviewed (e.g. applicable chain growth or step-growth polymerizations) including comparative market performance based upon mechanical, thermal, chemical properties and environmental considerations. Also considered are selective high performance plastic materials suitable for use at elevated temperatures and in other relatively extreme working environments. Recommended Pre-Req: 26.201 Polymer Materials I.
Pre-Req: CHEM 1210Chemistry I.