Latex-based technology forms a sizable fraction of natural and synthetic rubber technology and an introduction to the important technologies is beneficial to all practicing technical personnel. A new book from Smithers Rapra offers a condensed practical guidance on the technologies used for the production of key latex products.
The book begins with a short history of natural rubber latex, formation in the tree and the tapping, storage and conversion of latex to marketable forms. It discusses preservation and concentration of natural rubber latex and the most widely used latex compounding ingredients. Dipping and casting techniques are discussed, as well as the technology related to foams, threads and adhesives.
In addition, the book offers an introduction to important lattices such as styrene-co-butadiene rubber, acrylonitrile-co-butadiene, polychloroprene, polyvinyl chloride, and so on. Fully illustrated throughout, with photographs from actual production sites, this practical guide is ideal for academics, research and development managers, students of polymer technology and all those working in the latex industry.
Practical Guide to Latex Technology is available from retailers, at www.polymer-books.com, or from Publications Sales, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)1939 250383, Fax: +44 (0)1939 251118. Email is [email protected].
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