Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization, Third Edition, discusses different aspects of UV-related phenomena that occur when polymeric materials are exposed to UV radiation. It reviews existing literature, looking at how plants, animals and humans protect themselves against UV radiation. This review permits evaluation of mechanisms of protection against UV used by living things and potential application of these mechanisms in the protection of natural and synthetic polymeric materials. Other chapters look at more specific aspects of UV degradation and stabilization, such as specific polymers and rubbers, analytical methods used in UV stabilization, health and safety, and more.
- Provides a practical reference guide for engineers and scientists who design with plastics and formulate plastic materials
- Explains the effect of UV light on plastics and how to mitigate its effects through the use of UV stabilizers
- Surveys the range of UV stabilizers on the market and provides advice on their selection and use
1. Introduction 2. Photophysics 3. Mechanisms of UV Stabilization 4. UV Stabilizers 5. Stability of UV Stabilizers 6. Principles of Stabilizer Selection 7. UV Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers and Rubbers 8. UV Degradation and Stabilization of Industrial Products 9. Focus Technology
Sunscreens 10. UV Stabilizers and Other Components of Formulations 11. Analytical Methods in UV Degradation and Stabilization Studies 12. UV Stabilizers
Health and Safety
George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.