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Recommended Readings





Health and Safety


Polyurethane Chemistry & Technologies


Other Materials




Health and Safety


Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations; Administration & Programs

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist, 1988; 504 pages;


      This publication is the culminate of facts and ideas that have become part of the safety movement and should be used to organize and transmit information of value to safety and health professionals committed to preventing accidents and preserving well being. Covering broad spectrum of subjects, this manual pinpoints problem areas and directs the reader to the appropriate sources of help. This volume encompasses management techniques, government regulations for safety and health professionals.


Hazardous & Toxic Materials; Safe Handling and disposal

Fawcett, Howard E., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984; 296 page


      This book offers a balanced, unbiased view of the scientific information about hazardous and toxic materials, their containment, and their availability to man, animals, and plants. The book takes a close look at the laboratory where most of these materials originate and them proceeds into fire and explosion hazards and their detection. Avoiding excessive horror stories," it details the personal protection for the body, head feet, and respiratory system that's necessary in the waste site investigation and clean-up environments. The legal applications of RCRA and SUPERFUND are discussed at length.


Industrial Ventilation Manual

American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, 1989; 432 pages,


      This manual is the outgrowth of years of experience by ACGIH Committee members and is the compilation of research data and information on design, maintenance, and evaluation of industrial exhaust ventilation systems. The manual attempts to present a logical method for designing and testing these systems, and has found wide acceptance as a guide for official agencies, as a standard for industrial ventilation engineers, and as a textbook for industrial hygiene courses.


Precautions for the Proper Usage of Polyurethanes, Plyisocyanurates, and Related Materials

The Upjohn Company Chemical Division, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981; 149 pages,


      An overview of the types, methods of manufacture, applications, and use of Polyurethanes, polyisocyanurates, and related materials is presented. The manor parts of this publication presents and discusses known and potential risks involved in the manufacture, fabrication storage, and end use applications of these products, along with precautions warning, and recommendations to minimize risks.




Polyurethane Chemistry & Technology


Polyurethanes, Part I, Chemistry

Saunders, J.H., and Frisch, K.C., Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1983; 368 pages.


      Unlike many other great discoveries in chemistry, polyurethanes were not the outgrowth of an accidental discovery, but were the result of painstaking and systematic efforts to develop new polymers that could rival in properties, those of the commercially eminently successful nylon fibers. Part I of II, brings together the many ramifications of polyurethane chemistry, and is made to group systematically, the basic chemistry of polyurethanes, and of the raw materials going into the make-up of these polymers, and also includes a chapter on the relationship between structure and physical properties of polyurethanes.


Polyurethanes, Part II - Technology

Saunders, J.H., and Frisch, K.C., Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1983; 881 pages.


      Part II of "Polyurethanes" covers the rapidly expanding technology of polyurethanes. The various areas of urethane technology in Part II have been treated in an extensive manner to provide a thorough coverage of early developments, as well as those systems of greatest importance. Rigid foams, elastomers, coatings, adhesives, fibers, and miscellaneous applications of isocyanates and polyurethanes are covered.


The Polyurethane Handbook

2nd Edition, Oertel, Gunter, editor, Hanser Publications, New York, 1993, 688 pages.


      Regarded as essential reading for all producers and processors, this is the most frequently referenced book in polyurethane technology today.

      It includes comprehensive coverage of polyurethane chemistry, raw materials, flexible and rigid foam, integral skin, elastomers, coating, adhesives, binders and fibers. Related processing technology, markets, analytical, and physical properties and their relation to the environment are also addressed. This edition covers all aspects of product research and development, processing technology, and application development within the past decade. Written by industry experts, it offers practical examples of new technical developments of polymer processors and user of polyurethane.





Other Materials


Handbook of Composites

Lubin, George, editor Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1982; 786 pages.

      This handbook provides detailed information on materials, process, and applications of composites. It keeps you on top of developments in the industry and gives your quick access to test methodology and design analysis techniques. Numerous types of unsaturated polyester resins are analyzed with special attention given to the different properties demanded by a wide variety of applications. The book contains descriptions of seven specific types of unsaturated polyester resins - general purpose, flexible resilient, low-shrinkage, weather-resistant, chemical resistant, and fire resistant.


Theory & Practice of Engineering with Rubber

By Freakley and Payne, Applied Science Publishers, London, 1978; 666 pages.


      This book is based on the well-known Rubber in Engineering Practices, which was published in 1965 and has become a major work on the subject. The book has been largely re-written and with the perspective of 12 years of new advances and applications, it was possible to provide a considerably more substantial link between theory and practice and to deal in detail with the origins and limitations of the analytical techniques used extensively in design. The book is divided into three sections. Furnishing the reader with the logical progression from physical properties to the design of load bearing rubber units and them to the use of rubber units in a range of applications. The layout is arranged to provide the reader with a mean of rapid reference to specific items and to supply the practicing engineer with concise information in a form easily related to design problems.


Thermoplastic Elastomers - A Comprehensive Review

Legge, N.R.; Holden, G.; and Schroeder, H.E. , Editors, Hanser Publishers, New York 1987; 574 pages.


      This volume was planned to cover the entire field of thermoplastic elastomers - history, chemistry, polymer structure, morphology, theology, physical properties, and typical applications - " a comprehensive review as of 1987." Among the authors are technical experts of major companies, which have developed and now produce numerous type of thermoplastic elastomers.




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