The information available today permits the use of plasticizers more effectively and to avoid certain plasticizers in applications where they may cause health or material durability problems. Plasticizer incorporation demands a broad background of information because they are now added to complex mixtures containing a variety of materials which may have different reactions to the presence of plasticizers.

The choice of a plasticizer is also complex because there is a large selection of commercial plasticizers and various environmental issues dictating preferred solutions. These complex issues indicated the need for the publication of a comprehensive source, and this book certainly fills the bill. This book covers the theoretical and applicable information concerning plasticizers, while all the numerical data is contained in the companion product Plasticizers Database.


Plastics Industry: research and development; production chemists and engineers; environmental engineers; environmental professionals; industrial hygienists; legislators; medical professionals; civil engineers; university professors and students.


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About the author

George Wypych

George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.