Business Communications Co. Inc. offers a number of reports analyzing various end markets for plastics products. The Norwalk, Conn., publisher has released its 1994 Plastics Factbook, which includes resin and applications sales and forecasts; competing materials; pricing; trade names; who's who in the plastics industry; and sales rankings of key resin suppliers and processors. Cost is $249.
BCC's other titles are Plastics Versus Paper & Paperboard (Report No. LP-027U, $2,650); The Competitive Pipe Industry (LP-043X, $2,650); New Directions in Styrenic-Based Plastics (LP-152, $2,650); Plastics in Small Appliances (LP-217, $2,350); Rigid Non-Packaging Transparent Plastics (LP-053N, $2,650); The Changing Plastics Distributing/Compounding Business (LP-157, $2,650); and Plastics Disposables Market: Update (LP-154, $2,650).
Tel. (203) 853-4266; fax, (203) 853-0348.
Autodesk Data offers mechanical library
A new CD-ROM library for mechanical design and manufacturing is available from Autodesk Data Publishing.
Autodesk Mechanical Library offers subscribers access to both part drawings and material information. Its PartSpec CD includes more than 200,000 predrawn parts from U.S. manufacturers, digitized in AutoCAD formats.
Parts are cross-referenced via manufacturer, product category and part number. Users can choose from top, front, left, right or sectional views.
The MaterialSpec CD provides full-text records on more than 25,000 materials from 300 different firms.
The library offers on-line help, toll-free telephone support, and semiannual updates.
Until June 30, Autodesk Mechanical Library costs subscribers $249 for one year. It regularly is priced at $495.
Tel. (800) 435-7771 or (415) 507-5000; fax, (707) 794-1309.
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Edison Polymer Innovation Corp. has published a guide identifying more than 2,500 plastics and rubber companies in Ohio. ``Directory of Polymer Industry Sites Within Ohio'' lists processors as well as manufacturers of materials, machinery, tooling and molds. Copies cost $45 plus tax. Tel. (800) 257-3742 or (216) 838-5015.
``The 1995 Major Home Appliance Fact Book,'' from the Association of Home Appliance , contains information relating to manufacturing, industry shipments, consumer value, energy, and trade and professional organizations for the industry. Cost is $45; AHAM members pay $35. Tel. (312) 984-5800.
Understanding Injection Molding Technology, by Herbert Rees, covers various methods of plastics processing; injection molding; the basic elements of injection molds; and automatic parts handling, in an easy-to-understand format, according to publisher Hanser-Gardner Publications of Cincinnati. Tel. (800) 950-8977 or (513) 527-8977.
ChemTec Publishing has released two new titles: Rheology Fundamentals by Alexander Malkin, a professor at the Institute of Plastics in Russia, is $135 plus shipping charges; and Polymer Reinforcement by Yuri S. Lipatov, a scientist with the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, is $145 plus shipping. Tel. (416) 265-2603 or fax (416) 265-1399.
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. has published an ``Air Permit Workbook'' to help plastics firms comply with the federal Clean Air Act permitting process. The first copy is free to SPI members; additional copies costs members $150, plus $10 postage and handling. Nonmembers pay $250, plus the $10 fee. Tel. (800) 541-0736, or (202) 371-5332.
``State Recycling Laws Update Year-End Edition, 1995,'' from Raymond Communications Inc., features the results of a survey of 45 state recycling managers covering such solid waste issues as plastics packaging, source reduction, recycling mandates and more. Eight tables address topics including landfill bans, tax credits, green labeling, heavy metals bans and Canadian packaging laws. Cost is $137. Contact Raymond in Riverdale, Md. Tel. (301) 345-4237 or fax (301) 345-4768.
NACE International's new publication, ``Innovative Ideas for Controlling the Decaying Infrastructure,'' is a compilation of 19 technical papers presented at Corrosion '95. It provides the latest corrosion control methods available in the areas of prevention, maintenance and prolonging material life. Cost is $80, and the NACE member price is $65. Tel. (713) 492-0535 ext. 81 or fax (713) 579-6694.
``Transport Properties in Polymers'' from Technomic Publishing Co. Inc., provides a comprehensive presentation of diffusion processes in polymeric materials. The book offers a review of thermodynamics basis of diffusion, mathematical analytical methods, experimental data, and use of random walk theory for diffusion models. Cost is $85. Tel. (800) 233-9936 or (717) 291-5609 or fax (717) 295-4538.
``Netzsch Annual for Science and Industry, Volume 3'' is the latest publication from Netzsch Geratebau GmbH. The third volume of thermal analysis methods consists of differential scanning calorimetry, thermo-gravimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis and thermomechanical analysis experiments on 57 different polymeric materials. It also includes tables of physical properties, summary charts of failure analysis and definition of terms. Contact Netzsch Instruments Inc. in Stamford, Conn., at tel. (203) 358-8686 or fax (203) 358-9142. Cost is $95.
The Wilson Composite Group Inc. of Folsom, Calif., has announced that the ``Wilson Resources Directory,'' formerly the ``Directory of Advanced Material Professionals,'' is available on computer disk and printed copy. Also added to the directory are two new sections: International companies and government agencies. Other sections in the directory include companies, ZIP codes, cities, specialty and alpha. Cost is $299. The price for disk copies will vary by format and software requested. Tel. (916) 989-4812 or fax (916) 989-1714.