Handbook of Surface Improvement and Modification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781927885338

Handbook of Surface Improvement and Modification

1st Edition

Authors: George Wypych
Hardcover ISBN: 9781927885338
Imprint: ChemTec Publishing
Published Date: 1st April 2018
Page Count: 300
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Handbook of Surface Improvement and Modification contains information on several groups of additives and the modification processes which determine the surface properties of many materials. These additives can modify or improve scratch and mar resistance, improve gloss or flatten the surface, increase or decrease tack and inhibit staining. The mechanisms of damage, protection and property improvements are also discussed, making this an essential handbook for engineers, researchers and technicians interested in using additives to modify and improve the surface properties of materials.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the improvement of surface properties, with detailed coverage of the additives used, including the process of selection and examples of application
  • Presents the mechanisms of damage, protection and property improvements based on research data
  • Aids the user in formulating products that fit specific requirements and applications


Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Anti-scratch and Mar Resistance
3. Gloss Enhancement
4. Surface Matting (Flattening)
5. Tack-free Surfaces
6. Tackifiers
7. Stain Inhibition


No. of pages:
© ChemTec Publishing 2018
ChemTec Publishing
Hardcover ISBN:

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

ChemTec Publishing, Ontario, Canada