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  • Plastic in Contact with Foodstuffsby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    The extensive use of plastics in food packaging has led to ever more stringent legislative measures. They're designed to protect consumers from the possible transfer of toxic chemicals when food comes into contact with these substrates. The rapid development of plastics, including degradable and biodegradable has meant that the regulations have... more...

  • Advances in Biodieselby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    Biodiesels have been in use for many years in limited supplies, however instability in the traditional oil markets has pushed their potential to the fore. Similar performance to fossil fuels, strong ecological credentials and proven technology all add up to biodiesels offering a viable alternative which is available today. This new technology study... more...

  • Advances in Bioethanolby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    Bioethanol has proved to be an ideal substitute for gasolene, with minimal adaption of current vehicle engines to accomodate it. This versatitlity has ,meant that in some parts of the world this fuel is already being adopted on a smaller scale, with certain car manufacturers bringing out specific 'dual fuel' vehicles that can run on both petroleum... more...

  • Advances in Biogasby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    Biogas is slowly being utilised more commercially. With buses in Switzerland being run on this by-product from industrial and domestic waste, it seems like this fuel is proving itself as a sustainable way of powering our modern world. It is even being used on an individual level in remote rural locations in India, where gas is extracted from manure... more...

  • Nanocelluloseby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2011; US$ 390.00

    This e-book examines the latest progress in nanocellulose for use in paper and board. It provides information on structure and properties, raw materials, production and characterization methods, surface treatment, and applications in paper, board and high-strength composites. Cellulose has great potential as a nanomaterial as it's abundant, renewable... more...

  • Recycled plasticsby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 390.00

    There are a number of key issues relating to the use of recycled plastic for food contact applications: that contaminants from the post-consumer material may appear in the final food-contact product made from the recycled material; that recycled post-consumer material not regulated for food contact use may be incorporated into food contact packaging;... more...

  • Migration from printing inksby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 390.00

    Since the food scare that developed from the discovery of the photo-initiator ITX (2-isopropylthioxanthone) in infant formula there has been a focus on migration of chemicals from printing inks, particularly photo-initiators and their decomposition products. This e-book examines the technology issues with regard to compliance with both the GMP Regulation... more...

  • Value-added chemicals from biomassby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 390.00

    This e-book provides an overview of the structure of the nascent biomass-based chemical industry, the drivers and barriers for commercialisation, and current R&D programmes and initiatives for bio-based chemicals. It addresses the use of biomass-based feedstocks to create bio-based chemicals, biorefinery design and associated feedstock flow, intermediates... more...

  • Processing biopolymersby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 390.00

    This e-book addresses the outlook for bio-based polymers and the drivers and challenges for these materials in the market. It addresses production economics, regulations, and investment and incentives. It details the state of the biopolymer industry, feedstocks and production processes used and key applications. This e-book looks at today's converting... more...

  • Developments in Radiation Curings for Coatingsby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The finishing industry has recently witnessed an increased demand for radiation cure coatings. Advances in UV coatings formulations and curing equipment have provided pigmented coatings, 100% solids formulations and the ability to coat and cure 3-D objects. But how can these coatings be applied to your products and what new developments could revolutionise... more...