A Methodology for Solving Polymer Problems. Sampling and Sample Preparation. Microscopy of Polymers. Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Analysis Methods for Polymers. Thermal Analysis of Polymers. Identification and Analysis of Polymers. Analysis of Blends, Copolymers and Oligomers. Identification and Analysis of Thermoset Elastomers. Analysis of 'Difficult' or Intractable Polymer Samples. Analysis of Additives in Polymers and Elastomers. Analysis of Contaminants and Inclusions in Polymers. Mechanical Failure Mechanisms of Polymers. Chemical Attack of Polymers. Oxidative Degradation of Polymers. Failure of Fibre-Reinforced Composites. Problems Related to Additives in Polymers. Weathering of Polymers. Environmental Stress Cracking of Polymers. Residual Stresses and Weld Lines in Polymers. Odour, Tainting and Outgassing Problems with Polymers. Adhesion Problems with Polymers and Interfaces. Voids, Blisters and Surface Defects. Discoloration of Polymers. Index.
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"an invaluable guide to all analysts and polymer engineers in industrial and academic laboratories: it can therefore be recommended without any reservations." (Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol.202, No.6, 2001)