Additives are selected depending on the type of polymers to which
they will be added or the application for which they will be used.
The appropriate selection of additives helps develop value-added
plastics with improved durability as well as other advantages. This
research book provides a range of modern techniques and new
research on the use of additives in a variety of applications. The
methods and instrumentation described represent modern analytical
techniques useful to researchers, product development specialists,
and quality control experts in polymer synthesis and manufacturing.
Engineers, polymer scientists, and technicians will find this
volume useful in selecting approaches and techniques applicable to
characterizing molecular, compositional, rheological, and
thermodynamic properties of elastomers and plastics. The
informative chapters are the work of researchers at the Department
of Polymers and Composite Materials at the prestigious Semenov
Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences.