38. Understanding the Brittle Behavior of Polystyrene Cups

  1. Sven Engelmann

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118207086.ch38

Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation

Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation

How to Cite

Engelmann, S. (2012) Understanding the Brittle Behavior of Polystyrene Cups, in Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118207086.ch38

Author Information

  1. Gerhard Schubert GmbH Crailsheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Richard F. Grossman and
  2. Domasius Nwabunma

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470499207

Online ISBN: 9781118207086

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Keywords:

  • polystyrene cups, and brittle behavior;
  • polystyrene cups from extruded films, thermoformed offline;
  • TEM micrographs of cups;
  • experimental cups from the plant;
  • cup brittleneess, due to faulty thermoforming

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Experimental Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Cup Orientation Results

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix: Orientation in Vending Cups