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  • Emulsion Polymerisation and Latex Applicationsby C. D. Anderson; E.S. Daniels

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00

    Latexes are currently under going extensive research and development as key replacement materials for many solvent-based systems. They are being used in a broad range of fields from adhesives, inks, paints, coatings, drug delivery systems, medical assay kits, gloves, paper coatings, floor polish, films, carpet backing and foam mattresses to cosmetics.... more...

  • Plastic Flame Retardantsby I. Innes; A. Innes

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00

    This review sets out to describe the types of flame retardants available for compounding into plastics materials, mechanisms of action and uses. This review provides a clear overview of the state-of-the-art of flame retardancy for plastics.It highlights the new developments and the potential problems with legislation, together with the benefi ts to... more...

  • Assessing Food Safety of Polymer Packagingby J-M. Vergnaud; I-D. Rosca

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 162.00

    Many foods depend on additives for safety, stability or preservation. Foods are packaged to protect them and keep them in good condition while they are delivered to shops, stacked on shelves or stored at home.The packaging material has to both preserve the food and to protect it from deterioration, outside contamination or damage during distribution... more...

  • Handbook of Plastic Filmsby Elsayed Abdel-Bary

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 198.00

    Plastic films are high-performance materials which play an essential part in modern life. Plastic films are mostly used in packaging applications but as will be seen from this book they are also used in the agricultural, medical and engineering fields. The plastics films industry uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and is continuously seeking... more...

  • Rubber Product Failureby Roger Brown

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00

    Rubber components are used in many demanding applications, from tyres and seals to gloves and medical devices, and failure can be catastrophic. This review of rubber product failure outlines and illustrates the common causes of failure, while addressing ways of avoiding it. There has been increasing pressure to improve performance so that rubbers can... more...

  • Developments in Colorants for Plasticsby Ian Christensen

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 153.00

    At a time when it is critical to many plastics processors to add value to products, colorants are an essential part of the additives repertoire. Colour has become increasingly important over the years as product appearance and appeal to consumers have become major elements in the packaging and marketing of wide ranges of goods, from cosmetics to cars.... more...

  • Polymer Reference Bookby Roy Crompton

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 297.00

    The aim of this book is to familiarise the reader with all aspects of the techniques used in the examination of polymers, covering chemical, physiochemical and purely physical methods of examination. The types of techniques available to the polymer chemist and technician are described, and their capabilities, limitations and applications are discussed.... more...

  • End-of-Life Tyresby Peter W. Dufton

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 459.00

    Much has happened recently in the field of waste management and this has had a strong impact on the handling of used tyres. This Rapra Industry Analysis Report provides up-to-date data and comment about the progress in the UK, Europe and North America in the handling of the problem of used tyres once removed from vehicles. Legislation in Europe is... more...

  • Tyre Compounding for Improved Performanceby Malcolm S. Evans

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00

    This is an overview of the factors tyre compounders and engineers must consider when developing compounds for tyres, to meet the demanding performance requirements of the 21st Century. It provides an excellent introduction to a complex subject, but will be of interest to the tyre and automotive industries as it covers the latest developments and future... more...

  • Rubber Analysisby Martin Forrest

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2001; US$ 144.00

    Rubber compounds are notoriously difficult to analyse. The rubber may contain a variety of additives including other polymers, which are used to enhance the properties of the rubber matrix, for example, plasticisers, inorganic fillers, carbon black, antidegradants, cure systems, fire retardants and polyvinyl chloride. It is unlikely that more than... more...