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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 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 2005; US$ 153.00
In this review the principles of adhesion are considered first (Section 2). Techniques that have greatly increased our understanding of adhesion to fluoropolymers are described in Section 3. Cases where good adhesion is achieved without a pretreatment are examined in Section 4. However, as pretreatments are usually needed to get the required level... 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 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 2002; US$ 144.00
Many plastic components need to have a surface finish applied before use. This can act as a decorative layer, a protective layer, to smooth out surface defects, or to alter surface properties (for example, to enhance adhesion). If this surface effect is applied during the moulding process, it can reduce time, space, material and machinery requirements.... 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 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 2005; US$ 90.00
This practical guide begins with general background to the polyethylene family, with price, production and market share information. It describes the basic types of polyethylene including virgin & filled polyethylene, copolymers, block and graft polymers and composites, and reviews the types of additives used in polyethylene. It gives the low down... 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...