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Update on mouldable particle foam technology.


Update on mouldable particle foam technology.

Britton, Robin.

Smithers Rapra


130 pages




A plastics technologist in the expandable polystyrene (EPS) industry, Britton summarizes the current theory and practice of the technology for his colleagues, especially those new to the field or those who have specialized in another area until now. He describes EPS as a mature technology, and reviews such topics as its insulation performance, reduced levels of blowing agents and alternatives, and making or processing beads. Next he turns to expanded polyolefin moulded foams, discussing key features, materials for its manufacture, processing, and applications for bead products. His final section surveys sustainable polymers (actually, he writes "sustainable" polymers): polyactic acid, starch and starch-based foams, polyhydroxyalkanoates, and collulosic polymers.

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Date:Dec 1, 2009
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