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Find out about plastics - #FOAP by Herwig Juster

Hello and welcome to Find out about Plastics, Polymer Engineering, and Leadership! If you want to grow your practical knowledge in polymer engineering and leadership, you’re in the right place. My aim with this blog is to train you how to succeed in the world of polymer engineering and plastics industry– whether that be through blogging, publications, coaching or something else altogether.
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  • Polymeric Material Selection
Polymeric Material Selection: A Critical Factor In Making Successful Plastics Parts
 “Data is the new plastic” - Data algorithms in ….. Plastic Materials Selection
5 Tips For Choosing The Optimal Polymer Resin Supplier
Material Selection Guide based on Mechanical Properties
Property Ranking of Thermoplastics [Infographic]
Material Selection Considerations for Electric Vehicles (EV’s) - Thermal Management Systems
  • Metal-2-Plastic Conversion in Automotive
Metal-2-Plastic in Automotive - How to do it (incl. Youtube Training Video)
Metal Replacement with Polyarylamide (PARA) for Single-Use Surgical Instruments
Metal replacement with High Performance Polymers: How to Design for Equivalent Part Stiffness?

  • High Performance Polymers
The Secret of High Performance Polymers: Why They Can Handle High Heat and Harsh Chemicals?
Introduction to the World of High Performance Polymers [Youtube training video; German]
High performance polymers used in children buggies
Fluoropolymers As Enabler For Megatrends: From Resource Efficiency To Digitalization
10 Fluoropolymer Facts for Designers & Engineers
Design Properties for Engineers: HDT @ 1.8 MPa Values for High Performance Polymers
Creep Strength and Toughness of High Performance Plastics
High Performance Polymers: Suitable for Low Temperatures?
Design Properties for Engineers: Weldline Strength of High Performance Polymers
Design Properties for Engineers: Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (CLTE) of High Performance Polymers
Design Properties for Engineers: Chemical Resistance of High Performance Polymers
High Heat Plastics (HHP) Demystified incl. Cheat Sheet
Design Properties for Engineers: Tensile Properties of High Performance Polymers
Design Properties for Engineers: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) of High Performance Polymers
Design Properties for Engineers: Flexural Properties of High Performance Polymers

Regulatory Affairs for Plastics - Automotive (Part 4)

  • Review of key engineering plastics (incl.Youtube Video):
Polyamide 6 and Polyamide 6.6

  • High Performance Polymers in Electrification: A Must-Have Or A Nice-To-Have
Part 1: Batteries
Part 2: Traction Motors
Part 3: Autonomous Driving
  • Polymer Solutions for Electric Mobility (E-Mobility)

  • Rule of Thumbs in Polymer Engineering 

  • Injection Moulding Troubleshooting (training videos)
Burnt marks / Diesel effect
  • How to read thermoplastic technical datasheets (TDS) - training videos
Part 1: Physical properties and Mechanical properties
Part 2: Impact properties and Thermal properties
Part 3: Flame properties and Processing conditions (Injection Molding)

Part 3: identify plastic compounds with IR-spectroscopy
  • Injection moulding and tooling: This post shows a method on how to speed up the injection mould quotation process by using the following formula:
Filling simulation + Pareto principal = Successful quoting process
Here is the link incl. video
  • For getting practical knowledge about leadership in engineering environments I recommend my leadership series:
Leadership in Engineering - Part 1: Required skills 
Leadership in Engineering - Part 2: Working Principles
Leadership in Engineering - Part 3: Systems theory & compensatory feedback effect
Plastics Industry: Using the Laws of the Fifth Discipline as Management Success Enabler (Leadership Series)
  • One of my favorite topics and absolut essential nowadays: the plastics industry in times of the New Economy (Digital Plastics Industry):
The Rise of B2B Platforms in Plastics Industry: Which One Will Dominate the Market?
Second Wave of Digitalization: From Plastics Machine Manufacturer to Platform Provider?
Polymer Chemistry meets A.I. – Finding and Developing New Polymers with Target Properties in the 21st Century
“Data is the new plastic” - Data Algorithms in….Plastics Injection Moulding
"Data is the new plastic" - Data Algorithms in ....Plastic Materials Selection
European (Plastics) Industry and its struggle with Industry 4.0
Plastics Industry: Level up your Digital Game! – 5 Ideas to get your Digital Plastics Revolution started (Digital Plastics Revolution Series – Impactor 1)
Why the New Economy reshapes the plastics industry and what you need to know for helping reshaping it too!
Cyber physical production systems (CPPS) in plastics industry - Part I: A general overview
Cyber physical production systems (CPPS) in plastics industry - Part II: How injection moulding machine manufacturer will change polymer processing
Digital Leadership in the Plastics Industry – A chance to speed up innovation?
  • I created infographics showing different aspects of plastics industry:
High Heat Plastics (HHP) Demystified incl. Cheat Sheet
The Organic Chemical Industry - 95% wt Based On Just Only 7 Raw Materials
Polymeric Materials for Automotive Applications
Polypropylene Roller Coaster
Jack Welch and his uprise in GE Plastics
A mind sharpener guide for plastics engineers, product developers, industrial managers & business developers

  • Plastic Standards and Codes
Plastic Part Marking – Overview Codes and Standards
  • I created also online calculation tools
Residence Time Calculator for Injection Moulding
Cooling Time Calculator
Clamping Force Calculator
Composite Density Calculator
  • Monthly Plastic Market Updates
  • Find out about the past years by looking at my year reviews which highlights the most viewed blog posts:
2020: Find Out About Plastics Blog – The Top 10 Most Watched Posts in 2020
2019: Top 5 Most Viewed Find Out About Plastic Blog Posts in 2019
2016: 2016 in the rear-view mirror
2015: Most viewed blog posts in 2015

Take the time and browse through the achieve.
Just one more thing – if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will respond to just about every single message I receive from FOAP readers and I would be glad to help you in whatever way I can.
Head over to my LinkedIn page  now and say hello :)
All the best and success!

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