- Published: June 2004
- Region: Global
Handbook of Plastic and Rubber Additives, Second Edition
- Published: January 2005
- Region: Global
- 2200 Pages
- Synapse Information Resources, Inc
This reference describes more than 16,000 trade name and generic chemicals that function as plastic and rubber additive ingredients in the formulation of a variety of end products. The extensive information about these functional materials has been gathered from more than 1800 worldwide manufacturers, their subsidiaries, and distributors.
Plastic additives are a diverse group of specialty chemicals that are either incorporated into the plastic product prior to or during processing, or applied to the surface of the product when processing has been completed. These additives aid in the actual processing of the plastic end product (e.g., blowing agents, mold release agents, lubricants, organic peroxides) or improve the characteristics of the final product (antimicrobials, odorants, colorants, antistatic agents, impact modifiers, and UV stabilizers).
Natural rubbers and synthetic elastomers derive their commercial versatility from the incorporation of additives classified into three categories:
- Antidegradants (including antiozonants and antioxidants)
- Accelerators and vulcanizing agents
- Specialty additives (e.g., blowing agents, plasticizers, flame retardants, softeners)
This reference coalesces current and essential information about both trade name and generic chemical additives into a single source and expedites material selection for the user by cross-referencing trade name products by chemical composition, function/application, CAS number and EINECS number. Full contact details for the manufacturers are also included. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Part I Trade Name Reference
Volume 2 of 2
Part II Chemical Component Cross-Reference
Part III Functional/Application Index
Part IV Manufacturer’s Directory
CAS Number Index
EINEC/ELINCS Number Index
The Handbook of Plastic and Rubber Additives, Second Edition has been completely revised and describes approximately 20,000 trade name products and generic chemicals that act as functional additive ingredients in the formulation of plastic and rubber products. The extensive information about these chemicals and materials has been gathered from more than 3700 worldwide manufacturers, their subsidiaries, and distributors.
Plastic additives are a diverse group of specialty chemicals that are either incorporated into the plastic product prior to or during processing, or applied to the surface of the product when processing has been completed. These additives aid in the manufacture of the plastic end product (e.g., blowing agents, mold release agents, lubricants, organic peroxides) or improve the characteristics of the final product (antimicrobials, flame retardants, odorants, pigments, reinforcing agents, antistats, impact modifiers, and heat/light stabilizers).
Natural rubbers and synthetic elastomers derive their commercial versatility from the incorporation of additives classified into three categories: antidegradants (including antiozonants and antioxidants), accelerators and vulcanizing agents, and specialty additives (e.g., blowing agents, plasticizers, flame retardants, softeners).
Choosing optimal ingredients in the overall process of developing new and innovative plastic and rubber products involves both function and economic considerations. Additives remain an expensive component of the formulated product. Additive manufacturers are faced with the imperative to develop products that not only enhance the overall processability and functionality of the plastic and rubber end products, but to satisfy environmental and health demands as well. The challenge to the plastics and rubber industries is to innovate and improve functionality while adhering to more requirements and constraints.
This reference coalesces current and essential information about both trade name and chemical additives into a single source and expedites additive selection for the user by crossreferencing trade name products by chemical composition, function, CAS number and EINECS number.
The book is divided into four parts and includes an Appendix:
Part I-- Trade Name Reference provides an alphabetical listing of approximately 16,000 trade name chemical and material additives that are used in formulating plastic and rubber products. Each entry includes the manufacturer's name; chemical/material description; its detailed functions and applications in
all aspects of industry; physical properties, such as form, molecular weight, density, solubility, boiling point, cloud point, flash point, pH, freezing point, activity; toxicology, storage, precautions, etc.
Part II-- Chemical Component Cross-Reference covers more than 4000 chemicals and materials that are contained in the trade name products profiled in Part I or generic chemicals that are not linked to trade names but are used in the formulation of plastics and rubber. Each entry contains information including the following: CAS (Chemical Abstract Service), EINECS/ELINCS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances/European List of Notified Chemical Substances), and UN/DOT reference numbers, classification, definition, chemical synonyms, empirical and molecular formulas, properties, toxicology, precautions, storage, uses, use level, regulatory details, manufacturers and distributors. All chemical/ material synonyms are cross-referenced back to the main entry. Entries, in this section, include a listing of the trade name products that are either equivalent to this chemical or contain it as one of its ingredients.
Part III— Functional/Application Index is a powerful tool for locating the trade names and chemicals based on their function and/or industrial application area. By searching for key functional words such as antiblocking agent, activator, blowing agent, flexibilizer, etc., combined with a specific application area, such as plastic film/sheet, cable/wire insulation, medical products, automotive parts, etc., the user is directed to the trade names and/or chemicals that have that specific functional/ application attribute. The generic component names are distinguished from the trade names by boldfaced type.
Part IV— Manufacturers Directory contains detailed contact information for worldwide manufacturers, their branches, and distributors of trade name products and chemical components that are referenced in this handbook. Wherever possible, telephone, telefax, toll-free numbers, e-mail and Internet addresses, and complete mailing addresses are included for each company.
CAS Number Index contains CAS number entries followed by a listing of their trade name product and chemical equivalents in alphabetical order. The chemical name is in boldfaced type.
EINECS/ELINCS Number Index contains EINECS/ELINCS number entries followed by a listing of its trade name product and generic chemical equivalents in alphabetical order. The chemical names are in boldfaced type.
Glossary contains definitions of terminology associated with plastic and rubber chemicals and materials.
We are confident that those involved in any aspect of the plastic and rubber industry will find this compendium an important addition to their reference library. We are also pleased to provide this reference as an electronic product.. This reference is the culmination of many years of research, investigation of product sources acquired through personal contacts and correspondences with major chemical manufacturers worldwide, as well as toxicological databases, chemical references, trade magazines and journals.