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- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00
The earth has finite resources in terms of fossil origin fuel and a finite capacity for disposal of waste. Biopolymers may offer a solution to both these issues in the long-term. The ideal biopolymer is both of renewable biological origin and biodegradable at the end of its life. In some cases material may be of a biological origin and not readily... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 144.00
Styrenic copolymers are engineering thermoplastics. The most important are styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer (ABS). Other monomers can also be used with styrene including methyl methacrylate and maleic anhydride. Blends of styrenic copolymers with other thermoplastics are also becoming established... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00
Injection moulding is the most important of all the commercial methods of plastics processing. Many variations have been developed and one of the rapidly expanding fields is multi-material injection moulding. This is particularly important where processors are looking to gain technological advantages over rivals by adding value to products. Whilst... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 459.00
Worldwide the current consumption of thermoset resins across the whole industrial spectrum amounts to 21.6 million tonnes. Industry growth rates are forecast to be in excess of 2.5% per annum. The worldwide industry is thriving and producing lightweight, high performance, high quality products for an ever-expanding range of markets. Thermosets include... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 171.00
This book is a good basic guide to the polymers that are used in the construction industry. The types of polymers that can be used are discussed and specific applications are also covered. There is also a very comprehensive section on the health and safety aspects of using polymers in buildings. more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 108.00
This book is the first of Rapras new series of Polymer Testing books. Knowledge of the properties of plastics is essential for designing products, specifying the material to be used, carrying out quality control on finished products, failure analysis and for understanding the structure and behaviour of new materials. Each class of materials has... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 540.00
This report seeks to provide an overall picture of the varied use of polymers in the manufacture of electronic components. It has endeavoured to identify trends and future movements of the market.The pattern of polymer usage has changed and material formulations have had to be modified to conform with new European Union (EU) legislation relating to... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 180.00
Many books and papers have been published on the topic of adhesion of materials in general, but it is 40 years since a publication has been devoted solely to the subject of bonding of rubbers to various substrates. The topics covered by this book have been selected to cover a wide range of interests, both in terms of products and applications. The... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 153.00
This review discusses the types of engineering adhesives in use, properties, advantages and disadvantages, and applications. It is very clearly written, well referenced and provides an excellent overview of a rapidly developing field. The author is an expert with many years of experience in adhesive research and development. The review is accompanied... more...