Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary of the Polymer Institute comprises 16 reports by industry and university researchers on recent developments, technology and applications in plastics. The 350-page, softcover book focuses mainly on polyurethanes and automotive applications, but also includes reports on biomaterials, alloys, adhesives and coatings and plastics recycling.
Polymer Institute Director Kurt Frisch and Eleanore Eldred co-edited the book, published by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. of Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $49.
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'Trash Facts' book covers solid waste
``Trash Facts II,'' from the Waste Policy Center in Sterling, Va., offers information on the content, regulation and management of municipal solid waste.
In 1993, plastics made up 9.3 percent of the total municipal solid waste mix by weight, or 19.3 million tons, according to WPC. Paper and paperboard, at 77.8 millon tons, accounted for 37.6 percent, and yard wastes, at 32.8 million tons, 15.9 percent.
Plastics packaging contributed 8.3 million tons to the municipal solid waste stream in 1993, or 4 percent of the total tonnage.
Landfills, waste-to-energy incineration, source reduction and recycling all are covered as ways to manage municipal waste.
J. Winston Porter is both the booklet's author and WPC president. ``Trash Facts II'' is part of a series that includes ``Superfund Facts,'' and ``Environmental Facts.''
``Trash Facts II'' is printed on recycled paper. It costs $1 for each copy up to nine, and 50 cents each for 10-99 copies. Lower unit rates are available for 100 copies or more.
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``Test Procedures for Basic Electronics'' is available from Prompt Publications of Indianapolis for $16.95. The book details various test and measurement procedures, including semiconductor devices and digital circuit testing. Tel. (800) 428-7267, or fax (800) 552-3910.
Rapra Technology Ltd. of Shrewsbury, England, is publishing a business report that will chart developments in plastic materials and processes for manufacturing wire and cable, market trends, material consumption and more. Expected to be released in January, the report costs 200 ($315) before publication, and 240 ($378) afterward. Tel. 44 (0) 1939 250383, or fax 44 (0) 1939 251118.
Manufacturing Insights, a 40-minute videotape from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, demonstrates how rapid prototyping systems can help firms cut both time and costs in their product development cycles. Cost is $198 for SME members, $228 for nonmembers. Tel. (800) 733-4763, ext. 411.