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Experimental Plastics and Synthetic Resins

Nature volume 158, page 689 (16 November 1946) | Download Citation



THIS Jpuwcation should prove of considerable A value tf graduate students starting upon a career in|Jie plastics industry. We have nothing quite like it m Great Britain. Ninety-seven experiments are described and twenty-seven test methods. A distinctive character of the book is the way in which these exercises are put together; they all need thought rather than mere routine attention. Among the tests are such interesting topics as the determination of pH, acid number, and degree of unsaturation (akin to the iodine number). In the arts and crafts there should be a future for this compilation, since the use of methacrylate esters and the various poly-vinyls is increasing in these fields. It would be advantageous if museum and gallery workshops could be provided with this book, for their skilled technicians to see what can be done with polymers and condensation products in general.

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