Molded Plastics - Recycled Plastic - Plastic Furniture - Plastic Animals
Plastic Decking - Versatile Plastic - Ceiling Cladding - Plastic Debt
Although plastics are extremely successful commercially, they would never reach acceptable performance standards either in properties or processing without the incorporation of additives. With the inclusion of additives, plastics can be used in a variety of areas competing directly with other materials, but there are still many challenges to overcome. Some additives are severely restricted by legislation, others interfere with each other-in short their effectiveness varies with circumstances.
Plastics Additives explains these issues in an alphabetical format making them easily accessible to readers, enabling them to find specific information on a specific topic. Each additive is the subject of one or more articles, providing a suffinct account of each given topic.
An international group of experts in additive and polymer science, from many world class companies and institutes, explain the recent rapid changes in additive technology. They cover novel additives (scorch inhibitors, compatibilizers, surface-modified particulates etc.), the established varieties (antioxidants, biocides, antistatic agents, nucleating agents, fillers, fibres, impact modifiers, plasticizers) and many others, the articles also consider environmental concerns, interactions between additives and legislative change. With a quick reference guide and introductory articles that provide the non-specialist and newcomer with relevant information, this reference book is essential reading for anyone concerned with plastics and additives.
A Parade Of Animals
Little learners will soon master their numbers with this new title.
On the turn of every page, they'll be excited to discover raised animal shapes to touch, feel and explore, and that neatly tuck into the shaped spaces on the opposite page.
There are collections of bright and colourful animals to count in A Parade of Animals, from a school of fish to a dazzle of zebras.
Offering a tactile and visual experience that your child will want to repeat time and time again.
About the Author
Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualificationâ€”in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in childrenâ€™s books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. Priddy became Creative Director of DKâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Division and was Managing Director of the childrenâ€™s mass market publisher Funfax when it was acquired by DK.
In 2000, he created Priddy Books with John Sargent at St Martinâ€™s Press to create innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children. Since then, over 30 million copies of Roger's 200 plus books have sold worldwide, with five of his books My Big Animal, My Big Truck, Happy Baby Words, Happy Baby Colors and Puppy and Friends each selling over one million copies. He is also the author of Big Board First 100 Words; Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers, and Bright Baby Noisy Monsters. His creativity has been recognized with numerous industry awards. Priddy lives in London with his wife Zena and their four children.