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Specialty Polylmer Additives
Principles and Applications
edited by S. Al-Malaika

Specialty Polymer Additives provides a definitive reference of the principles and industrial applications of specialty polymer additives written by world leading authorities in the field.

Specialty Polymer Additives includes:

  • synthetic and biological antioxidants
  • polymer stabilisers and stabilisation
  • plastics flammability and fire retardants
  • nanocomposites
  • phosphorescent additives

Extensive literature coverage combined with a thorough exposition of the current state of knowledge and an outlook into future developments and trends in the respective areas make Specialty Polymer Additives an invaluable resource for active researchers, professionals and new entrants alike.



1. Antioxidant Action of Organic Sulfites

  • Methodologies and protocol
  • Stabilization mechanisms of organic sulfites
  • Inhibition of the autoxidation of polypropylene

2. Small Structural Changes with Large Effect on Antioxidant Activity in 2-Alkylthioalkylphenols

  • Model experiments
  • Different decomposition pathways of sulfoxides

3. The Antioxidant Role of Vitamin E in the Melt Stabilization of Polyolefins

  • The role of vitamin E as a high-temperature melt processing antioxidant in polyolefins
  • Effect of vitamin E and the role of coadditives on the color stability of PP
  • Nature of tocopherol transformation products and effect of coadditives on their distribution and color reduction in PP
  • Mechanisms of the antioxidant action of tocopherol in PP and that of the cooperative interactions between the phosphite and tocopherol

4. Organic Phosphites as Polymer Stabilizers

  • Types and synthesis of organophosphites and phosphonites
  • Properties of phosphites
  • Thermal stability
  • Mechanisms of action of phosphite antioxidants
  • Performance of phosphites
  • FDA and environmental concerns

5. Mechanisms of the Thermooxidative Degradation of Unstabilized and Stabilized Polypropylene-containing Phenolic Antioxidant and Hindered Amine Stabilizers

  • Thermooxidation of stabilized PP films
  • Oxidation of decalin, squalane and a mixture of lauryl aldehyde and decalin
  • Oxidation of unstabilized PP
  • Heterogencity of the oxidation
  • The influence of polymerization catalyst residues on the oxidations of PP
  • Mechanisms of degradation of PP and mechanism of action of PAOs and HASs

...and chapters 6-11

Fire Retardants

12. Flame-retarding Thermoplastics: Additives versus Reactive Approach

  • Flame-retarding thermoplastics with additives
  • Reactive flame retardance of thermoplastics
  • Postpolymerization modification of poly(vinyl alcohol), ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers and polyethylene
  • Boronation of polystyrene and poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • Silylation of polystyrene and poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • Copolymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate with various phosphorus-containing monomers
  • A comparative study of an additive approach and a reactive approach to flame retardance in poly(methyl methacrylate)

13. Application and Mode of Fire-retardant Action of Aromatic Phosphates

  • Experimental
  • Results and discussion

14. Mode of Action of Zinc Borates in Flame-retardant EVA- Metal Hydroxide Systems

  • Experimental
  • Results and discussion

15. New Silicone Flame Retardant for Polycarbonate and its Derivatives

  • A new silicone derivative as a flame retardant
  • Characteristics of the PC resin with the new silicone
  • Future trends

...and chapters 16-19


20. Polymer—Clay Hybrids Based on Polypropylene and Polystyrene

  • Polypropylene—Clay hybrids
  • Polystyrene—Clay hybrids

21. Comparing Polymer—Clay Nanocomposites with Conventional Composites Using Composite Modeling

  • Composite Models

22. Coatings of Clay-Polymer Nanocomposite Materials

  • Results and discussion

23. Characterization and Application of Functionalized Clays in Polymer—Clay Nanocomposites

  • Research efforts at Union Chemical Laboratories
  • Experimental

Specially Additives

24. Control of Toughness in Semi-crystalline Heterogeneous Polymers through Well-directed Micromechanical Deformation Processes

  • A new phosphorescent chemistry
  • New-generation phosphoorescent masterbatches
  • Comparison of compounded oxide and zinc sulfide
  • Processing parameters
  • Current applications and future opportunities


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Specialty Polymer Additives
Principles and Applications
edited by S. Al-Malaika

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