ChemTec Publishing has released three new titles for the plastics industry. International recycling experts discuss problems and solutions in the Recycling of PVC and Mixed Waste, edited by F.P. La Mantia. The book looks at issues such as PVC additives that complicate reprocessing, including stabilizers containing toxic metals, and the use of compatibilizers in plastic blends. Cost is $85.
Polymer Blends and Alloys: Japanese Patent Content, 1991 tracks technology developments by examining Japanese registered patents that describe new inventions. Information provided includes the patent number, date of application, company and inventors' names, method of blend production, intended applications and more.
According to ChemTec, ``Nearly 55 percent of world patents in polymer blends and alloys are issued in Japan, and only a fraction of those are ever available in English translation.''
The volume is the first in a series that will cover 1975 to the present. It is priced at $120.
The Handbook of Material Weathering, by George Wypych, covers recent trends in testing. Its cost is $175.
For more information, contact ChemTec in Toronto at tel. (416) 265-2603, or fax (416) 265-1399.
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India's Chemical Weekly Annual 1995 looks at end markets; production, import and export statistics; foreign investments; industrial licenses; and overall growth in the country's chemical industry between 1994 and 1995. The two-volume work also includes an outlook for various market segments. It is available from Tekno-Info Corp. of Louisville, Ky., for $130. Tel. (502) 254-5728, fax (502) 254-9128.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers of Dearborn, Mich., is offering Manufacturing for the 21st Century. Volume I, titled Curricula 2002 Report, looks at the goals and learning objectives of manufacturing education programs. Volume II is a Compendium of International Models for Manufacturing Education. A third volume, due out early next year - Proceedings of the International Conference on Education in Manufacturing: Preparing World Class Manufacturing Professionals - may be ordered in advance. Each book is $19.95 for SME members, $29.95 for nonmembers. Tel. (800) 733-4763, or (313) 271-1500, ext. 629.
Plastics Design Library of Norwich, N.Y., has published Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers. The hardbound book costs $285. Software also is available. Tel. (607) 337-5080, fax (607) 337-5090.
Conference proceedings for AutoPlas '95 World Congress on Plastics and Rubber in Automotive Applications are available from Schotland Business Research Inc. of Skillman, N.J. Each volume of the two-volume edition costs $200; purchased together, the two volumes cost $350. The conference was held Oct. 3-4 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Tel. (609) 466-9191, fax: (609) 466-8833.