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  • Biopolymersby R. M. Johnson; L.Y. Mwaikambo; N. Yucker

    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...

  • 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...

  • Styrenic Copolymersby A. Chrisochoou; D. Dufour

    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...

  • 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...

  • Multi-Material Injection Mouldingby Vannessa Goodship; J.C. Love

    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...

  • 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...

  • Thermoset Resinsby K.L. Forsdyke; T.F. Starr

    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...

  • 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...

  • Polymers in Constructionby GŁneri Akovali

    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...

  • 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...