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  • Practical Guide to High Performance Engineering Plasticsby David J. Kemmish

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2011; US$ 130.00

    High performance engineering plastics are used in a vast range of applications and environments. They are becoming increasingly important because of trends towards more reliable and higher performance machines and devices. This book aims at the development of a working knowledge and understanding of high performance engineering plastics. It starts... more...

  • BTEC First in Applied Science Book 2by Rebeka Hasan; Michelle Moran; Nigel Heslop

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 27.18

    A course book to support students studying for a BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science. more...

  • Latex and Synthetic Polymer Dispersions 2010by Rapra Technology

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 165.00

    iSmithers' sixth international conference for the latex and emulsion industry was held in Amsterdam in March 2010. From carpets to condoms the conference provided an essential update on the latest trends and developments in natural latex, aqueous synthetic polymer latices, processing chemicals and additives, latex-based products and relevant legislation.Natural... more...

  • Update on Polylactide Based Materialsby Minna Hakkarainen; Anna-Finne Wistrand

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2011; US$ 130.00

    Polylactides are aliphatic polyesters derived from lactic acid, and various derivatives thereof, and are one of the most promising of polymers based on starting materials available from renewable resources. Materials based on these polymers are at the cutting edge of progress in sustainable materials science. This book provides an overview of the latest... more...

  • Developments in Radiation Curing for Adhesivesby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The demand for UV/EB adhesives has grown dramatically over the last five years and the same rates of growth are expected to be sustained given the environmentally friendly nature of this technology. Ultra violet and electron beam (UV/EB) offers superior heat and chemical resistance, excellent clarity, high shear strength, fast production speed and... more...

  • Biodegradability in Plastics Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 460.00

    Part of a series of four technology studies assessing the very latest innovations and killer applications in plastics technology for packaging. Retailers and brand owners are under pressure to deliver healthy, safe and environmentally friendly products. Being ‘green’ is an image worth cultivating, providing potential marketing benefits in... more...

  • Developments in Barrier Coatings for Paper and Board Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Paper based packaging's inherent properties mean it's not naturally good as a barrier to moisture and air. However the addition of a coating can transform its usability, expanding the potential for this lightweight cost effective packaging material to many more applications. This study brings you up to speed with the latest technical advances... more...

  • Developments in Barrier Coatings for Plastic Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    Plastic is one of the most widely used materials for consumer goods packaging in the world. And it's this wide range of applications which demands varying degrees of protection through barrier coatings. From volatile liquids which need to be shielded from UV light, to plastics in contact with foodstuffs, barrier coatings can provide the solution.... more...

  • Developments in Barrier Films for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 435.00

    Part of a series of four technology studies from Pira assessing the very latest innovations and killer applications in plastics technology for packaging. Consumers are demanding – insisting on fresh food in a convenient format, high-quality flavours, innovative products, added value and low cost. Brand owners, retailers, converters and material... more...

  • Developments in BOPP Films for Packagingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    BOPP film has been a success story in flexible packaging for a number of years. Its beneficial properties range from good moisture barrier to handling well in machinery. This has enabled BOPP to displace competing materials across a range of end-use sectors and led to an increased number of technology advances as developers look to take the film to... more...