Polyvinyl alcohol: materials, processing and applications
Goodship, V. and Jacobs, D. K. (2009) Polyvinyl alcohol: materials, processing and applications. Rapra review reports, Vol.16 (No.12). Shrewsbury, Shropshire: Smithers Rapra Technology. ISBN 9781847350954Full text not available from this repository.
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For a number of years, plastic wastes have been accumulating at such a rate that there are now huge environmental concerns with their disposal. Options such as landfill and incineration have not been well received by the public, or indeed government legislation, and focus is now firmly upon the use of biodegradable alternatives for mass applications. One material that has been considered for mass application has been polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH). To date, the use of this material has been confined to comparativey low technology applications such as paper coatings and fibre sizing, which rely upon its inherently poor resistance to moisture to initiate degradation and ultimate disposal. Polyvinyl Alcohol: Materials, Processing and Applications provides a concise introduction to polyvinyl alcohol - the material itself, the processing and applications, and also potential future directions for PVOH.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering
Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)
|Series Name:||Rapra review reports|
|Publisher:||Smithers Rapra Technology|
|Place of Publication:||Shrewsbury, Shropshire|
|Editor:||Goodship, V. and Jacobs, D. K.|
|Date:||21 August 2009|
|Number of Pages:||130|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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