iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Update on Degradation and Stabilisation of Aromatic Polyesters.
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the degradation and stabilisation processes specific to aromatic polyesters, including thermal, thermo-oxidative, chemical, light and radiation degradation and stabilisation.
Current knowledge of all these aspects is discussed and analysed, and some suggestions made as to further studies which might advance the subject. Materials covered include well-known polyesters such as poly(ethylene terephthalate) and poly (butylene terephthalate), less well-known poly (alkylene naphthalate) and liquid crystalline polyesters, and "new" substances such as poly(trimethyleneterephthalate).
The various means of chemically recycling aromatic polyesters into their starting materials and/or other useful chemical feedstock, including current research into improvements in chemistry and economics of such processes, and information on commercial enterprises carrying out such recycling is also covered.
With over 1000 references to papers and patents, Update on Degradation and Stabilisation of Aromatic Polyesters provides both a highly detailed source of information on the degradation and stabilisation of aromatic polyesters in itself, and is a useful starting point for further study of this topic both by academic and industrial workers.
It will be of particular interest to those researching or manufacturing aromatic polyester formulations for use in fibres, films, packaging, automotive applications and engineering applications.