Stabilization of Polymeric Materials

  • Hans Zweifel

Part of the Macromolecular Systems — Materials Approach book series (MACROSYSTEMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hans Zweifel
    Pages 1-40
  3. Hans Zweifel
    Pages 41-69
  4. Hans Zweifel
    Pages 139-156
  5. Hans Zweifel
    Pages 157-160
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-219

About this book


Plastics are used worldwide in everyday life, e.g. as food packaging, electronics, construction, automotive parts, and household appliances. To produce these products with the desired service lifetimes the use of suitable stabilizers is necessary. This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the basic mechanisms of plastic degradation processes caused by heat and light. At its core is a detailed description of the stabilization of different polymers, including an explanation of stabilization mechanisms and the influence of commonly used additives such as fillers, flame retardents and pigments on the stability of plastic. Every polymer scientist, material technologist, or application engineer dealing with the design of the properties of plastics will benefit from this new overview.


Additiv Elastomer Materialeigenschaften Pigment Polyester Polymer Polymere Polyurethane Stabilisatoren TPO Thermoplast plastics polymer degradation polymers stabilizers

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Zweifel
    • 1
  1. 1.Additives DivisionCiba Specialty Chemicals IncBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80307-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80305-5
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