Rubber Analysis: Characterisation, Failure Diagnosis and Reverse Engineering
Martin Forrest, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK, 2018, 438 p., softcover, EUR 150.00, ISBN 978-1-91108-840-0
The book Rubber Analysis: Characterisation, Failure Diagnosis and Reverse Engineering covers all the important applications and subject areas associated with the analysis of rubber compounds and rubber products. The characterisation of rubber polymers is described, as is the identification and quantification of specific additives within rubber samples. The approaches and methodologies that can be used to carry out partial or complete reverse engineering work on fully compounded products are also included. The roles that rubber analysis plays in quality control work, curing studies, and the characterisation of latex and latex products are described. Also included are its application to the characterisation of rubber fume, the identification of extractables and leachables from rubber products used in medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging, and the identification of potential and actual migrants from food contact rubbers.