SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND — Rapra Technologiy Ltd. of Shropshire has made available five studies.
"Plastics Product Recycling" is designed to help companies assess the impact of recent recycling developments on their own operations. It also will be of use to companies that are considering plastics recycling. The report covers the consumption of plastics in Europe, how much waste plastic is produced and the various methods of dealing with plastic waste. The plastics recycling industry in Europe is then reviewed, with a look at relevant legislation and a summary of the current state of affairs in most major European countries. Major end-use sectors for plastics are examined in the final section. The report is available for 255 or $435.
"Polyamides as Engineering Thermoplastic Materials" introduces the topic of polyamides, outlining aspects from the basic chemistry and nomenclature through the properties and applications of specific materials. The study describes the types of polyamides available commercially, including polyamide copolymers and polyether block amides. Polyamides are the most widely used classes of engineering thermoplastic materials offering a combination of high mechanical strength, low wear and abrasion properties with good chemical resistance. Topics include modifying polyamides, blends, drying, injection molding and extrusion. The review also covers applications and markets and recycling technology, both mechanical and chemical. The report costs 80 or $135.
"Plastics in European Cars, 2000-2008" provides information on current applications and possible developments during the next decade. The study describes the major classes of thermoplastic and thermoset materials, with reference to their applications in cars and major suppliers, and the properties and types of reinforcements used. Data on competitive materials is included. Profiles of more than 50 major European automotive suppliers are provided. The report is available for 255 or $435.
"Polymer Blends" presents an introduction to the science of polymer blends along with various processing techniques. The study provides an extensive summary of the latest developments. The report is available for 80 or $135.
New materials and processing methods are changing the market for flexible packaging, according to "Flexible Packaging — Adhesives, Coatings and Processes." The report begins with a look at flexible packaging adhesives, evaluating dry-bond and wet-bond varieties and potential applications. The second section is devoted to coatings, covering health and safety issues, applications and technologies of primers. The final section concentrates on flexible packaging processes, including two types of lamination: adhesive and extrusion. The cost is 80 or $135.
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