This book, now in its 4th edition provides a central source of information of tried and tested techniques on the analysis of rubber and rubber-like polymers with an impartial assessment of their validity.
Rubber products are ubiquitous and impinge daily on all aspects of life. They range from health-related and medical products through literally hundreds of components in every motor vehicle to heavy engineering products such as earthquake-resistant bearings which form the foundations of a growing number of buildings. Each product may contain up to a dozen chemicals, selected from a range of thousands, which are added in such a way that the final vulcanised article has certain pre-defined properties.
This unique book continues the tradition of the earlier editions by providing a systemic analytical approach to answering virtually any query about the composition of a rubber product, its safety for a specific purpose or its reason for failing in service.
It is essential reading for anyone working in the area of rubber product manufacture or commercial usage.
|Edition description:||4th ed. 1998|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface. 1. Introduction. 2. Sampling and Sample Preparation. 3. Extraction. 4. Analysis of Extracts. 5. Solution Methods. 6. Quantative Elemental Analysis. 7. Instrumental Polymer Analysis. 8. Polymer Characterization. 9. Blend Morphological Analysis. 10. Inorganic Fillers and Trace Metal Analysis. 11. Carbon Black. 12. Formulation Derivation and Calculation. 13. Blooms and Visually Similar Phenomena. 14. Validity of Results. Appendix A: Table of Official National and International Standards. Appendix B: Elastomers: Nomenclature, Description and Properties. Appendix C: Intercorrelation of Analytical Techniques. Subject index. Author Index.