Over the past 20 years recycling of plastics has increased dramatically. This is important not only from the environmental point of view (less landfill space is needed) but also from the economic point of view because recycling allows energy and materials to be reused. This book discusses some of the state-of-the-art techniques of recycling post-consumer plastic materials and focuses on mechanical recycling, chemical recycling and energy ...
After price and delivery time, the most frequently asked question about a product is 'How long will it last?' Lifetime expectancy is often many years, the service conditions may be complex, and there is a scarcity of definitive data on durability. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a vast number of degradation agents, service conditions, properties of importance and different plastics. There are many inherent diff
This third edition contains over 50% more information than previous editions, and covers more than 213 material types exposed to over 4,500 exposure media, both common and exotic. Hard to find information is normalized to quickly provide answers to your questions.Records are organized in four ways: Alphabetically by material, Alphabetically by exposure medium, Materials by hierarchical classification, and Exposure mediums classified b
Much has happened recently in the field of waste management and this has had a strong impact on the handling of used tires. 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 tires once removed from vehicles. Legislation in Europe is concentrating the minds of authorities and operators alike, to provide sustainable solutions to the ...
Safety and environmental health professionals, including industrial hygienists, safety managers, environmental specialists, safety engineers, toxicologists, chemical manufacturers and distributors, safety equipment manufacturers, waste disposal specialists, health care professionals including nurses and physicians, and first-response personnel including police, paramedics and firefighters will find this book to be the most important reference. ...
Databook of nucleating agents contains data on the most important products in use today. Two groups of data are included: data for chemical compounds used for the manufacture of nucleating agents (data included come from many available sources and contain extensive reference) and commercial products (data from a single supplier of material). The information on each nucleating agent included in the Databook of Nucleating Agents is divided into
This handbook is the first ever book written on the subject of antiblocking, release, and slip additives, which are of high industrial importance. The third edition has included all new information which became available in the last 8 years since the publication of the first edition. Eighteen chemical families form a core of industrial developments, which resulted in a large number of commercial products used by industry as antiblocking, rel
This book is about protection of materials and products against colonization and subsequent degradation of their properties. The book contains 11 chapters each devoted to essential aspects related to biodegradation and biostabilization. The introductory chapter gives historical note on chronological developments in the field, presents classification of biocidal products, and defines essential terms which are frequently used in the subject of
This handbook gives direct comparison of general purpose fillers (micron-size fillers) and nanofillers.Over 4,000 research papers, mostly published from 1994 to 2015 (over 1000 new papers in this edition), technical data from over 200 filler and equipment manufacturing companies, and patent literature were reviewed for this comprehensive handbook. The book is designed to be single source of information for an experienced practitioner as well
Handbook of Nucleating Agents is the most extensive monograph on the subject ever written. In addition to the Handbook, Databook of Nucleating Agents is simultaneously published to give readers comprehensive information on this important subject. Handbook of Nucleating Agents gives information on how to increase the production rate, modify structure and morphology, improve mechanical performance, and reduce haze of polymeric products with a&
Polymers selected for this edition of the Handbook of Polymers include all major polymeric materials used by the plastics and other branches of the chemical industry as well as specialty polymers used in the electronics, pharmaceutical, medical, and space fields. Extensive information is included on biopolymers. The data included in the Handbook of Polymers come from open literature (published articles, conference papers, and books), literat
This book, the first monograph fully devoted to UV degradation and stabilization ever published in English language, has 12 chapters, each discussing different aspect of UV related phenomena occurring when polymeric materials are exposed to UV radiation. In the introduction the existing literature has been reviewed to find out how plants, animals and humans protect themselves against UV radiation. This review permits evaluation of mechanisms
PVC stabilization, the most important aspect of formulation and performance of this polymer, is discussed in details. This book contains all information required to design successful stabilization formula for any product made out of PVC. Only four books have ever been published on PVC degradation and stabilization, and two of them are by this author. The book is the only current source of information on the subject of PVC degradation and sta