In addition to enumerating nearly every high performance polymeric material available, it provides detailed information on their methods of manufacture, properties and uses. Includes coverage of the newest materials for composites, a wealth of physical and mechanical data, and standards and specifications of each material. Alphabetical organization, extensive cross references, and a complete index further enhance its utility. Twenty main entries have been prepared by leading authorities from industry, academia, and research institutes. The contents will be of interest to those engaged in the manufacture and use of modern, lightweight, tough materials for use in consumer goods, transportation, aerospace, communications and related industrial activities.