"Volume 1 of this outstanding resource concentrates on safety and environmental concerns in the manufacture and use of resins, and thoroughly discusses theories of degradation, plasticization, solvation, and stabilization. "
Table of Contents
"PVC: Past, Present, and Future, Elliott L. Weinberg Vinyl Chloride Production, Lyle F. Albright PVC Processes and Manufacture, Michael Langsam Copolymer Processes and Manufacture, Michael Langsam Safety and Environmental Concerns in Resin Manufacture, John T. Barr Resin Structure and Properties, Donald E. Witenhafer Resin Testing and Quality Assurance, Daniel J. Brandt, Richard S. Guise, and Bernard A. McCoy Theory of Degradation and Stabilization Mechanisms, Dietrich Braun and Eugen Bezdadea Solvation and Plasticization, J. Kern Sears and Joseph R. Darby PVC Blends, Blocks, Grafts, and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, John A. Manson Chemical Modifications: Chlorinated PVC, Richard G. Parker and Gilbert A. Martello "
"Praise for previous volumes of the Encyclopedia. . . A special effort has been made to have a strong international representation not only in the selection of individual contributors, but also in consideration and coverage of significant foreign technology and methodology by all authors. "
---Plastics Industry News
". . .presented at a high scientific level and it is very useful for researchers, engineers and technologists of the field of synthesis and processing of PVC. "
"The encyclopedia's usefulness extend[s] from the lab bench to the shop floor, and across many fields of industry, from construction to transportation. "
". . .an essential reference and an indispensable tool for specialists and anyone interested in securing information on the product, its manufacturing and technology. "
". . .deals with the complete sequence of PVC operations in a practical and insightful manner. "