Plastics Additives

An A-Z reference

  • Geoffrey Pritchard

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology Series book series (POLS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoffrey Pritchard
      Pages 3-10
    3. Geoffrey Pritchard
      Pages 11-15
    4. Roger W. Crecely, Charles E. Day
      Pages 26-31
  3. Alphabetical Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Andreas Thürmer
      Pages 43-48
    3. Richard Sobottka, Ed Feltham
      Pages 49-54
    4. S. Al-Malaika
      Pages 55-72
    5. Jan Pospíšil
      Pages 73-79
    6. Tony Tikuisis, Van Dang
      Pages 80-94
    7. G. P. Karayannidis, I. D. Sideridou, D. X. Zamboulis
      Pages 95-107
    8. Geoffrey Pritchard
      Pages 108-114
    9. Geoffrey Pritchard
      Pages 115-120
    10. K. Z. Gumargaliva, G. E. Zaikov
      Pages 121-134
    11. G. J. L. Griffin
      Pages 135-141
    12. Geoffrey Pritchard
      Pages 142-147
    13. C. C. Briggs
      Pages 148-152

About this book


Although plastics are extremely successful commercially, they would never reach acceptable performance standards either in properties or processing without the incorporation of additives. With the inclusion of additives, plastics can be used in a variety of areas competing directly with other materials, but there are still many challenges to overcome. Some additives are severely restricted by legislation, others interfere with each other-in short their effectiveness varies with circumstances.
Plastics Additives explains these issues in an alphabetical format making them easily accessible to readers, enabling them to find specific information on a specific topic. Each additive is the subject of one or more articles, providing a suffinct account of each given topic.
An international group of experts in additive and polymer science, from many world class companies and institutes, explain the recent rapid changes in additive technology. They cover novel additives (scorch inhibitors, compatibilizers, surface-modified particulates etc.), the established varieties (antioxidants, biocides, antistatic agents, nucleating agents, fillers, fibres, impact modifiers, plasticizers) and many others, the articles also consider environmental concerns, interactions between additives and legislative change. With a quick reference guide and introductory articles that provide the non-specialist and newcomer with relevant information, this reference book is essential reading for anyone concerned with plastics and additives.


Additiv Compound Metall Pigment Polyester Polyethylen Polyurethan Polyurethane Thermoplast composite glass polymer polymer science polymers thermoset

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Pritchard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Kingston UniversitySurreyUK
  2. 2.WorcesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6477-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5862-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
  • About this book
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