Article - 23 Apr 2001
Aluminium is one of the most abundant elements in the earths crust. The extraction, refining and environmental impacts of these processes are considered, as are recycling, and future product and...
Article - 5 Jun 2002
Additives can provide a third phase to polymer matrix composites in addition to the reinforcement and matrix phases. Such materials may include fillers, fire retardants or external additives which can...
Article - 26 Mar 2001
The chemistry of polyurethanes is covered, including the basic production of, raw materials such as isocyanates, polyols, polyethers, polyesters and pre polymers as well as common additives.
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 17 May 2005
The major advantages of using aluminium are tied directly to its remarkable properties. This article looks at the properties of aluminium and aluminium alloys as well as production of and applications...
Article - 21 Jan 2019
This article discusses the different additives used with plastic.
Article - 20 Jan 2006
Sedimentation analysis based upon Stokes’ Law provides a convenient method for determining particle size distribution (PSD). The SediGraph determines particle size distributions using the...
Article - 24 May 2001
Thermoplastic additives such as plasticisers, flame retardants, UV stabilisers, antioxidants and other additives are explained. Fillers, reinforcements and blends such as acrylonitrile butadiene...