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Green plastics : an introduction to the new science of biodegradable plastics

Author: E S Stevens
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Appendix includes formulas and procedures for making plastics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E S Stevens
ISBN: 069104967X 9780691049670
OCLC Number: 47162140
Language Note: English.
Description: ix, 238 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Plastics --
ch. 1. The age of plastics --
ch. 2. Plastics as materials --
ch. 3. Plastics and the environment --
ch. 4. The chemical nature of plastics --
ch. 5. Plastics degradation --
pt. 2. Bioplastics --
ch. 6. Biopolymers --
ch. 7. The reemergence of bioplastics --
ch. 8. Factors affecting growth --
ch. 9. Prospects for the future.
Responsibility: E.S. Stevens.
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Talks about plastics and of the efforts, in America, Europe, and Asia, to develop a fresh breed of environmentally friendly plastics. This book points to a time where plastics will no longer be made  Read more...

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