Plastics without additives are not viable. Additives are essential to make plastics processable and to assure their end-use properties.
Over the last decade the demands on additives have continued to evolve, not only because of changes in processing conditions and production techniques but also because plastics are being used in more demanding applications.
This revised edition, described earlier by one reviewer as the "bible" for anyone involved in the chemistry and technology of plastics additives, provides an excellent overview of the complex science and technology of plastics additives and their industry. It offers guidance for all professionals involved in the development of new thermoplastic resin grades and novel end-use applications.
For the first time, the electronic pages of the book are accessible and searchable (see imprint with personal access code on the first page), offering fast and easy access to specific information, particularly trade names etc.
- Antioxidants - Light Stabilizers - PVC Stabilizers and Plasticizers - Acid Scavengers - Lubricants - Processing Aids - Anti-blocking Additives - Slip Additives - Antifogging Additives - Antistatic Additives - Antimicrobials - Chemical Blowing Agents - Peroxides - Colorants - Optical Brighteners - Fillers and Reinforcements - Nucleating Agents - Additives for Recycling - Physicae Behavior of Polymer Additives - Analytics, Health, Safety and Environmental Issues - Trade Names - Suppliers of Additives