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Rapra Technology Ltd.

Established in 1919, Rapra Technology is Europe's leading independent plastics and rubber consultancy. Rapra's technical facilities are complemented by an extensive polymer Information Centre.

The information group produce a comprehensive collection of polymer-related books, reports and journals. Encompassing science, technology, market information and general reference works, there is likely to be something of use to anyone working at any level in the plastics or rubber industries, or those industries which use these materials, as well as everyone engaged in polymer-related research.

Rapra Market Reports address polymeric materials, processing and applications. Each report provides the reader with an analysis of the industry.
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19 Reports from Rapra Technology Ltd.

  • Biomass-based Biocomposites

    ...from renewable and sustainable biomass-based resources. Plants, grasses, straws, agriculture residues, algae, water plants etc. are among one of the most promising and the most abundant bio-based resources of biopolymers on earth and they are ... Read More

  • Pulp Production and Processing: From Papermaking to High-Tech Products

    ...accessibility in huge amounts by photosynthesis process as a renewable material, cellulose is considered at present the answer to many problems connected with sustainable development. This explains the great scientific interest for this compound along ... Read More

  • Innovative Graphene Technologies: Evaluation and Applications Volume 2

    ...known, and most of the applications of this material are pivoted to these properties. In addition to electronic and thermal management applications there are several other vital areas where graphene can be used successfully. This ... Read More

  • Fast Chemical Reactions in Turbulent Flows: Theory and Practice

    ...the equipment required to perform these reactions, in a turbulent mode in the chemical, petrochemical and petroleum industries, is also discussed. The macrokinetic approach has been developed with consideration of the diffusion, hydrodynamics, and heat ... Read More

  • Polymeric Protective Technical Textiles

    ...The fast growth forecasted in certain parts of the world suggests that EU exports could grow by about 50% over the next 5-10 years. New fibres and new functionality will increase the global size of ... Read More

  • Silicone Elastomers 2013

    ...high temperature vulcanised (HTV), room temperature vulcanised (RTV) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR). The conference united manufacturers, processors, designers and researchers with a common interest in silicone elastomer materials, applications and processing, informing them of ... Read More

  • Extractables and Leachables USA 2013

    ...latest research in minimizing the risks associated with extractables and leachables. The conference provided a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments from industry practitioners and working groups to meet regulatory requirements and ensure ... Read More

  • Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2013 once again drive technical developments in polymeric foams. Those involved in the manufacture of blowing agents, PU foam insulation and packaging, foam extrusion and equipment manufacture were able to hear, discuss and understand the ... Read More

  • High Performance Polymers for Oil and Gas 2013

    ...important. The oil and gas sector is finding significant use for lightweight, high strength thermoplastics and thermoset composite materials to replace their heavy metal counterparts in rig construction and onboard devices. Is your company fully ... Read More

  • Update on Nanofillers in Nanocomposites: From Introduction to Application

    ...of processing, low price and a combination of advantageous properties. In the last decade, nanofiller particles have prompted much attention and become a developing field in nanocomposites. The main objective of this book is to ... Read More

  • Update on Carbon Fibre of opportunities. Everyone from elite athletes, to car enthusiasts, to the makers of passenger jets, is moving to carbon fibre. The objective of this Update is to bring together available information on the production, ... Read More

  • Update on Production of Recombinant Therapeutic Protein: Transient Gene Expression

    ...development times and low overall cost. This book updates the latest advances in the field, with focusing on systematic description of the technology from cell lines, cell culture conditions, vector construction, expression strategy, current protocols, ... Read More

  • Update on Polymers for Pulmonary Drug Delivery

    ...and systemic delivery. The field has greatly expanded yet the tools for pulmonary drug delivery systems have not kept pace with the potential applications. One of the key developments has been the use of polymers ... Read More

  • Food Industry and Packaging Materials - Performance-oriented Guidelines for Users

    ...important steps is the comprehension of QC failures in relation to the ‘food product’ (food/packaging). The book also presents a detailed selection of proposals about new testing methods. On the basis of regulatory obligations in ... Read More

  • Characteristics and Analysis of Non-Flammable Polymers

    ...electronics and a wide range of applications in the building industry including roofing and interior walls. Also in domestic applications such as furniture, clothes, bedding, upholstery and electrical goods. Fire retardancy in polymers can be ... Read More

  • Thermal Methods of Polymer Analysis

    ...are: differential photocalorimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, dielectric thermal analysis, differential thermal analysis, dynamic mechanical analysis, evolved gas analysis, gas chromatography, gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry, microthermal analysis, thermal volatilisation, thermogravimetric analysis and ... Read More

  • Update on Gold Nanoparticles: From Cathedral Windows to Nanomedicine

    ...they can be easily synthesised, encapsulated and functionalised with (bio)molecules. Nanoparticles produced by a wet chemistry synthesis have the geometry, which enables the complete control of their optical and physical properties. It is also possible ... Read More

  • Practical Guide to Latex Technology

    ...technologies used for the production of important 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. ... Read More

  • Surface Engineering of Polymeric Biomaterials

    ...biochemical or biological principles is important for the preparation of biomaterials with the desired biocontact properties. This book helps the reader gain the knowledge to enable them to work in such a rapidly developing area, ... Read More

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