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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 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 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...
- 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 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...