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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 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$ 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 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 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 2003; US$ 153.00
Technical textiles are high performance speciality materials. They are produced in both woven, knitted and nonwoven forms for specific functions. Applications are found in inflatable structures such as airships and lifeboats, tents, as reinforcement in composites for construction, as body armour and vehicle protection, in filters, as a base for flexible... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 216.00
Plastics are now being used on a large scale for the packaging of fatty and aqueous foodstuffs and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Thus it is likely that some transfer of polymer additives will occur - adventitious impurities such as monomers, oligomers, catalyst remnants and residual polymerisation solvents and low molecular weight polymer... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00
This is an excellent overview of a complex subject. Rubber curing systems vary both with the polymer type and the property requirements of a particular application. This review addresses these issues in detail, providing typical formulations and cure types for a number of specific uses. The crosslinking of polymer molecules, also known as curing, is... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 459.00
Although most of the processes used for the manufacture of polymer foams are well established, many producers have had to carry out development work over the last few years to adapt to new blowing agents which meet the requirements of the Montreal Protocol. This agreement has had repercussions worldwide and will continue to influence technical development... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 153.00
This report has attempted to cover all of the coatings and inks products used in food contact scenarios. In practice, this encompasses an extremely wide range of polymer systems and formulations, and an emphasis has been placed on coatings and inks used in food packaging, as this is usually regarded as representing the most important application category... more...