The construction industry is involved in a search for new materials which can solve problems occurring with traditional materials such as corrosion, chemical resistance, etc. The wide range and variety of plastic materials contribute to the diversity of their properties which have made them useful or even sometimes indispensable in a wide range of industrial applications. It is a fact that at present the cost of plastics used is higher than the cost of traditional materials, but it must be considered that, in their case, corrosion and maintenance are non-existant factors which in the long term make them economical. Their properties: corrosion resistance, mechanical, insulating, optical properties ensure that organic polymer materials are able to fulfil a wide range of applications. What are plastics and what are they derived from? What are their fundamental properties? Which plastics are specifically of interest to the building industry? The present monograph answers these three questions fully in three relevant chapters complemented by an analysis of test methods for characterizing plastics and the relevant standards.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lab Central de Ensayode Materiales de Construction

    Alfonso XII, 3
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Ortega, J
    • Blanco, M
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • Spanish

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  • Accession Number: 00309461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM