1st Edition

Polymer Modifiers and Additives

Edited By Richard F. Grossman, John T. Lutz Jr. Copyright 2000

    "Outlines the benefits of using additives-individually or in combination-to modify the properties and processability of pure polymers, and discusses easy-to-understand theory and practical applications for immediate economic and performance improvements."

    Antioxidants; colourants; coupling agents; fiber reinforcment; fillers - types, properties and performance; flame retardant and smoke suppressants; heat stabilizers for halogenated polymers; impact modifiers; lubricants; optical brighteners; plasticizers; processing aids; specialty additives.


    Richard F. Grossman, John T. Lutz Jr.

    ". . .comprehensive."
    ---Polymer Degradation and Stability
    ". . .gives a clear review of the subject. . .a guide to the future developments in additives. . ..Any organization involved in the developments and use of additives in polymers should have a copy in their libraries."
    ---The Journal of the Institute of Materials
    ". . .a good balance of theory and the pragmatic. . .provides a unique overview and reference of the field of modifiers and additives."
    ---Chemical Engineering Research and Design