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- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2004; US$ 153.00
A wide variety of plastics are used in food-contact applications and it is important that such plastics do not affect the food with which they come into contact. Given the obvious importance of producing safe and wholesome food, with adequate shelf life, it is not surprising that the food industry is heavily regulated. There is considerable public... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00
Latexes are currently under going extensive research and development as key replacement materials for many solvent-based systems. They are being used in a broad range of fields from adhesives, inks, paints, coatings, drug delivery systems, medical assay kits, gloves, paper coatings, floor polish, films, carpet backing and foam mattresses to cosmetics.... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 198.00
This is the first volume in the highly regarded Advances in Urethane Science and Technology series to be published by Rapra. This book presents reports on state-of-the-art developments in the field of urethane science, written by experts in their field. This volume is extensively illustrated and referenced. Topics covered include: Stabilising Additives... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00
This review sets out to describe the types of flame retardants available for compounding into plastics materials, mechanisms of action and uses. This review provides a clear overview of the state-of-the-art of flame retardancy for plastics.It highlights the new developments and the potential problems with legislation, together with the benefi ts to... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 90.00
Rotational moulding is a very competitive alternative to blow moulding, thermoforming and injection moulding for the manufacture of hollow plastic parts. It offers designers the chance to produce stress-free articles, with uniform wall thickness and complex shapes. Rapras Practical Guide to Rotational Moulding describes the basic aspects of the... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 162.00
Many foods depend on additives for safety, stability or preservation. Foods are packaged to protect them and keep them in good condition while they are delivered to shops, stacked on shelves or stored at home.The packaging material has to both preserve the food and to protect it from deterioration, outside contamination or damage during distribution... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 180.00
This is the first volume of the celebrated Polymer Yearbook to be published by Rapra Technology. Polymer Yearbook 18 is a collection of articles that highlight some important areas of current interest in polymer science. There are a total of 16 chapters in this book. The diverse topics covered include synthesis of new materials, the kinetics of polymerisation... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 198.00
Plastic films are high-performance materials which play an essential part in modern life. Plastic films are mostly used in packaging applications but as will be seen from this book they are also used in the agricultural, medical and engineering fields. The plastics films industry uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and is continuously seeking... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 198.00
This book is a complete guide to polymers, which degrade naturally once they are finished with. This is an especially important topic at the moment as landfill space is getting less and other methods of recycling can be very costly. This book discusses the different types of biodegradable polymers, both naturally occurring and synthetic, and how they... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00
Rubber components are used in many demanding applications, from tyres and seals to gloves and medical devices, and failure can be catastrophic. This review of rubber product failure outlines and illustrates the common causes of failure, while addressing ways of avoiding it. There has been increasing pressure to improve performance so that rubbers can... more...