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Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives

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Michael Bolgar, Jack Hubball, Joseph Groeger, Susan Meronek
September 25, 2015

Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important ...

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends

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Gary D. Patterson, James E. Mark, Joel Fried, Do Yoon
August 24, 2015

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends is the first full-length treatment of the life and work of Paul John Flory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1974. It presents a chronological progression of his scientific, professional, and personal achievements as recounted and written by...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications

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Ashok Kumar
March 3, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and...

Smart Materials: Integrated Design, Engineering Approaches, and Potential Applications

Anca Filimon
August 13, 2018

Polymer-based smart materials have become attractive in recent years due to the fact that polymers are flexible and provide many advantages compared to inorganic smart materials: they are low cost, they are easy to process, and they exhibit good performance at nano- and microscale levels. This...

Fibrous Polymeric Composites: Environmental Degradation and Damage

Bankim Chandra Ray, Rajesh Kumar Prusty, Dinesh Kumar Rathore
May 24, 2018

In the realm of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, the role of fibre/polymer interface/interphase in the overall properties of composite is widely acknowledged. The book will provide critical information regarding the in-service environmental damage and degradation studies of...

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic and Microwave Properties, and Engineering Applications

Nikolay Dishovsky, Mihail Mihaylov
May 22, 2018

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic, and Microwave Properties and Engineering Applications is focused on elastomer-based composite materials comprising different types of reinforcing fillers. The book provides an informative examination of the possibilities for broadening the...

Biocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Shakeel Ahmed, Saiqa Ikram, Suvardhan Kanchi, Krishna Bisetty
April 20, 2018

Biocomposites, formed by a matrix and a reinforcement of natural fibers, often mimic the structure of living materials and offer the strength of the matrix as well as biocompatibility. Being renewable, cheap, recyclable, and biodegradable, they have witnessed rapidly growing interest in terms of...

Polymer Melt Fracture

Rudy Koopmans, Jaap Den Doelder, Jaap Molenaar
April 16, 2018

The continually growing plastics market consists of more than 250 million tons of product annually, making the recurring problem of polymer melt fracture an acute issue in the extrusion of these materials. Presenting a pictorial library of the different forms of melt fracture and real industrial...

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties covers various aspects of polymer brush technology, including synthesis, properties, performance, and applications. It presents both experimental details and theoretical insights to enable a better understanding of the brush system. After...

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

This work explores the use of composite nanotechnology for thin coatings on various substrates. It compiles recent advances in nanocomposite coatings for experienced researchers and provides background information for those new to the field. The book not only explains the synthesis of bulk...

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications....

Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis and Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Garry Laverty, Ryan Donnelly
February 28, 2018

Hydrogels are crosslinked, macromolecular polymeric materials arranged in a three-dimensional network, which can absorb and retain large amounts of water. Hydrogels are commonly used in clinical practice and experimental medicine for a wide range of applications, including drug delivery, tissue...

Novel Applications in Polymers and Waste Management

Badal Jageshwar Prasad Dewangan, Maheshkumar Narsingrao Yenkie
January 31, 2018

This book focuses on exciting new research in polymer science. The first section of the book deals with new advancements in polymer technology, which includes polymers that are responsible for progress in the field of energy, electronics, and medical sciences. It focuses on the most promising...

Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes

Michael Szycher, Ph.D
December 14, 2017

A practical handbook rather than merely a chemistry reference, Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow compilation of crucial new information on polyurethane technology, which is irreplaceable in a wide range of applications. This new edition of a bestseller is...

Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes

D.R. Paul
December 13, 2017

Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes is an outstanding reference devoted to discussing the separation of gases by membranes. An international team of contributors examines the latest findings of membrane science and practical applications and explores the complete spectrum of relevant topics from...

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