TY - CHAP A1 - Daniel J. Cook A2 - Matthew S. Yeager A3 - Shamik Chakraborty A4 - Donald M. Whiting A5 - Boyle C. Cheng ED1 - Adel Zaki El-Sonbati Y1 - 2012-03-28 PY - 2012 T1 - The Performance Envelope of Spinal Implants Utilizing Thermoplastic Materials N2 - Thermoplastics can be used for various applications, which range from household articles to the aeronautic sector. This book, "Thermoplastic Elastomers", is comprised of nineteen chapters, written by specialized scientists dealing with physical and/or chemical modifications of thermoplastics and thermoplastic starch. Such studies will provide a great benefit to specialists in food, electric, telecommunication devices, and plastic industries. Each chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to a specific topic, with a survey of developments to date. BT - Thermoplastic Elastomers SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/36742 DO - 10.5772/36742 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-22 ER -