Analytical methods for additives in plastics

  • Roger W. Crecely
  • Charles E. Day
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology Series book series (POLS, volume 1)


Additives are responsible for the acceptance of plastics worldwide. The amount of plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride determines whether or not it is rigid (as is pipe) or flexible (as is wallpaper). The analytical chemist is frequently called upon to identify these additives and their concentrations.


additives chemical analysis plastics gas chromatography HPLC infrared spectroscopy UV NMR ICP atomic absorption spectrometry X-ray diffraction thermogravimetric analysis 


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  • Roger W. Crecely
  • Charles E. Day

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