Processors and users of plastics often need to determine the chemical nature of a plastics specimen. The highly practical and useful manual will enable you to determine the class of plastics of the specism. No extensive knowledge of chemistry is required and yet is a handy and highly effective tool for many practical situations.
This concise guide enables processors and users to determine the chemical nature and classification of unknown plastic materials.
Partial Contents: Appearance. Analysis. Preliminary Tests. Testing for Heteroatoms. Analytical Procedures. Specific Identification Tests. Chemicals. Laboratory Aids and Equipment.
Review: " ... compiled by authors who know their subject and know how to get it across in a cogent, understandable manner ... recommended without reservation." Plastics
and Rubber International
- Plastics and their Characteristics
- General Introduction to the Analysis of Plastics
- Screening Tests
- Testing for Heteroatoms
- Analytical Procedures
- Specific Identification Tests
- References of Historic Plastic Objects
- Advanced Analytical Methods
Über den Autor
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Braun was the director of the plastics institute (Deutschen Kunststoff-Instituts (DKI)) in Darmstadt until 2000. He is also the author of many reference books and textbooks. For years, Dr. Braun has chaired workshops in plastics technology for business people as well as for first-time users, which is the basis for this book.
Processors and users of plastics often need to determine the chemical nature of a plastics specimen. This highly practical and useful manual, now in a fifth revised and supplemented edition, will enable you to determine the class of plastic of a particular specimen. No extensive knowledge of chemistry is required and yet it is more complex than a simple tabular compilation. This manual is a handy and highly effective tool for many practical situations. An additional supplement is a chapter that shows strategies for identifying historical plastic objects; this is of particular interest for assemblers and collectors, and conservators.