Polymer Technology Dictionary
An overview of polymeric materials and their additives together with information on the processing, testing and properties of certain polymeric materials. This dictionary not only provides a definition of each term but also an explanation and any background information required along with several large appendices. Tradenames and trade marks are listed separately, allowing suppliers of different meaterials to be readily identified and extensive unit conversion tables are also included.
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