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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 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 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 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$ 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 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 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 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 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 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...