Books can be ordered from SPE’s web site for books:

“Rotational Molding – Design, Materials, Tooling  & Processing” (#9871)

By Glenn L. Beall, 1998, 240 pages, 96 figures, 28 tables

Hardcover: $62.00 (member), $70 (nonmember).

A highly versatile process, rotational molding allows for incredible design flexibility with the added benefit of low production costs.  One of its advantages over other plastics processes is that one can mold more complex shapes with uniform wall thickness.  This book provides an introduction to the  process, and helps readers understand and apply the manufacturing techniques involved in rotational molding.

“Rotational Moulding of Plastics, Second Edition” (#9809)

By R. J. Crawford, 1996, 300 pages, References, Index, $88.00 (member) $110.00 (nonmember)

This completely revised and updated edition bridges the gap between the old and the new. It provides an introduction to rotational molding as well as comprehensive coverage of the state of the art. New sections on pin-hole removal and the rotational molding of liquid polymers bring readers up-to-date. Contents include: Rotational Moulding of Polyethylene, Rotational Moulding of Nylons, Rotational Moulding Machines, Sheet Metal Moulds, Cast Aluminum Moulds, Design of Rotationally Moulded Products, Design Case Studies, Process Control for Rotational Moulding, Pin-holes and Bubbles in Rotationally Moulded Products, Rotational Moulding of Liquid Polymers. (John Wiley & Sons)

“Thermoplastic Foams” (#9868)

By James L. Throne, 1996, 700 pages, Reference, Indexes, $109.00 (member) $150.00 (nonmember)

This most thorough and up-to-date volume examines the technical and practical aspects of thermoplastic foams of all densities. This material allows scientists and engineers to successfully exploit the potential of thermoplastic foams for insulation, impact mitigation, high stiffness-to-weight ratios, high buoyancy, structural applications, and other commercially valuable functions. Abundant illustrations and help tables make this book a convenient, on-the-job reference. Each chapter ends with references and footnotes. Contents include: History and Applications; Polymers, Polymeric Foams, and Other Materials; Polymers and Foams – Fluid and Chemical States; Foaming Agents; Processing the Foaming Polymer; The Foaming Process; Skins and Surfaces on Foams; Controlling Foam Quality; Mechanical Design of Foams; Part Design, Mold Design and the Cost of Foams; Assessing the Competition to Foams.

“Rotational Molding: A Practical Guide”

By Paul Nugent, 2000, 809 pages, $350+shipping

This is an in-depth study of the rotational molding process, bringing together much of the technical work performed in rotomolding around the world over the last 30 years.  Paul Nugent is a former Research Centre Manager at The Queen’s University of Belfast and spent six years in operations as Director of Technology at Remcon Plastics, Inc. of Pennsylvania. Now, as a consultant to the rotomolding industry, his book combines technical insight and practical approaches to processing issues in a comprehensive single volume.  Please visit for details and order the book!

“Rotational Molding Technology”

By R.J. Crawford and J.L. Throne, Plastics Design Library, Norwich NY, 2001, 399 + xviii pages.

The objective of this monograph is to clarify and quantify some of the technical interactions in the rotational molding process. The effort relies heavily on technologies in other disciplines, such as powder mechanics, heat transfer, and soil mechanics. The treatise distinguishes itself from other recent rotational molding books by approaching the technical aspects of the subject in a single voice. The monograph consists of seven chapters:

Introduction to Rotational Molding
Rotational Molding Polymers
Grinding and Coloring
Rotational Molding Machines
Mold Design
Mechanical Design

Each of the authors has been involved in the technical aspects of rotational molding for more than two decades, actively promoting the technology in both ARM and SPE-RMD.  It is the authors’ belief that the monograph can act as a basis for further technical development in this industry.  Jim Throne has been abstracting portions of the book as technical notes in the RMD newsletter.

The following books can be ordered from SPE’s web site for books:

DescriptionSKU #Price
“Rotational Molding – Design, Materials & Processing”(#9871)Hardcover: $62.00 (member)
$70 (nonmember).
Rotational Moulding of Plastics, Second Edition(#9809)$88.00 (member)
$110.00 (nonmember)
Thermoplastic Foams(#9868)$109.00 (member)
$150.00 (nonmember)

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