iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Introduction to Polymer Analysis. This authoritative handbook will familiarise the reader with all aspects of plastic analysis. It covers the analysis of the main types of plastics in commercial use.
Introduction to Polymer Analysis gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of polymer analysis and, as such, will be of great interest to all those engaged in this subject in industry, university research establishment and general education. It is also intended for undergraduate and graduate chemistry students and those taking courses in plastics technology, engineering chemistry, materials science and industrial chemistry.
It will be a valuable reference work for manufacturers and users of plastics, the food and beverage packing industry, the engineering plastics industry, plastic components manufacturers, and those concerned with pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
About the Author:
Roy Crompton was Head of the polymer analysis research department of a major international polymer producer for some 15 years. In the early fifties he was heavily engaged in the development of methods of analysis for low-pressure polyolefins produced by the Ziegler-Natta route, including work on high-density polyethylene and polypropylene. He was responsible for the development of methods of analysis of the organoaluminum catalysts used for the synthesis of these polymers. He was also responsible for the development of thin-layer chromatography for the determination of various types of additives in polymers and did pioneering work on the use of TLC to separate polymer additives and to examine the separated additives by infrared and mass spectrometry. He retired in 1988 and has since been engaged as a consultant in the field of analytical chemistry and has written extensively on this subject, with some 20 books published.