Database for details on polymer degradation

At Manufacturing Week, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will launch a database on polymer degradation. The database has been generated to help designers to predict environmentally assisted stress cracking (EASC) in polymers, with NPL claiming that some 30% of damage to engineering plastics can be attributed to EASC. Additionally, NPL has also produced a measurement good practice guide on residual stress.

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