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- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 405.00
This report is an output from the Weathering of Elastomers and Sealants project, which forms part of the UK governments Department of Trade and Industrys Degradation of Materials in Aggressive Environments Programme. A long-term natural ageing programme was started in 1958 when 19 rubber compounds were exposed at 3 locations. The final... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 288.00
This book provides a foundation in rubber technology and discusses the most recent developments in the subject. The fourteen chapters cover natural rubber, synthetic rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, fillers, compounding additives, mixing, engineering design, testing, tyre technology, automotive applications, footwear, rubbers in construction, durability... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 108.00
Composites are being used more and more in the automotive industry, because of their strength, weight, quality and cost advantages. In 1998-1999, to further knowledge of composites, the Rover Group in conjunction with the Warwick Manufacturing Group devised a Composite Awareness course. This book is an updated and expanded version of the course notes.... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 90.00
Polyimides are very durable, easy to machine and have exceptional heat and chemical resistance. They are also highly insulative and do not contaminate their surroundings. Their strength and heat and chemical resistance are so great that they are often used to replace glass and metals, such as steel, in many demanding industrial applications. Polyimides... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 198.00
In recent years there have been certain scare stories about the possible negative effects on human health from some of these materials. However, today, it is realised that it is often not the polymers themselves, but their monomers or the additives used that are responsible for these negative effects. And the reality is that a lot of polymers are used... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2004; US$ 153.00
Polymers have been used in agriculture and horticulture since the middle of the last century. There is a tremendous potential for using polymers in agriculture and our fields and garden would look very different if we did not use polymers in them. This review traces the history of polymer use, discusses the markets for polymers in these applications,... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 459.00
This market report provides an overview of the European electronic components market: the polymers, the components and the end-use application sectors. The report discusses key trends and developments affecting the current and future use of polymers in electronic component applications. The author provides an analysis of the electronic components industry... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00
Communication today is increasingly reliant on the manipulation of optical signals. Where previously electronic circuits manipulated such signals, photonic circuits now take their place. With photonic technology, devices are no longer limited only to the silicon wafer and often require broader functionality than can be offered on this traditional platform.... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 540.00
Plastics materials are used in large volumes in major applications such as buildings, vehicles and electronic appliances. In each of these areas fire safety is critical. Hence flame retardants have been developed to improve the properties of plastics under the different conditions of processing and use. Flame retardants can act in a variety of ways:... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 153.00
The purpose of this review is to provide information on the development of materials and methods for influencing the nucleation of polymer crystallization in commercial processing by means of addition of low levels (generally between about 0.01 and 1 wt%) of adjuvants specifically selected for this purpose.This report provides current information on... more...