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Plastics Additives Handbook 6E

Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9781569904305
Hardcover: 1248 pages
$329.99 (US)


Antioxidants. Light Stabilizers. PVC Stabilizers. 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.


Plastics without additives are not viable. Additives are essential to make plastics processable and to assure their end-use properties. 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 and updated edition, described earlier by one reviewer as the "bible" for anyone involved in the chemistry and technology of plastics additives, again 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.

Author Info:

Maier, R.
Zweifel, H.
Schiller, M.

Dr. Michael Schiller has more than 20 years of research-and-development experience in the international PVC industry. His experience includes development of new PVC stabilizers and other additives, research in unusual phenomenon (plate-out, photo effects), understanding sustainability aspects of the PVC industry, and technical product management. Dr. Schiller is the author of PVC Stabilizers, author and co-author of more than 150 papers, co-editor of the Plastics Additives Handbook 6E (English, Russian, and German editions), and the inventor of more than 50 patents. He is currently the head of the Innovation and Sustainability Center for Akdeniz Kimya in Izmir, Turkey.