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A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability Book
Author : Michel Biron
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2020-05
ISBN : 9780128215395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability is an extensive and groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed, and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. The book begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. The key metrics, indicators and standards for plastics sustainability are then presented. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis, and best practice guidance. Finally, latest developments and future possibilities are considered. This is an essential resource for engineers, designers, manufacturers, R&D, and other professionals working in the plastics industry, as well as those working with plastics across industries such as automotive, aerospace, marine, packaging, consumer products, sports and leisure, and waste and recycling. This is also of great interest to researchers and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer science, sustainability, environmental science, materials science, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering. Approaches the idea of sustainability from numerous angles, offering practical solutions to improve sustainability in the development of plastic components and products Explains how sustainability can be applied across plastics design, materials selection, processing, and end of life, alongside socio-economic factors Considers key areas of innovation, such as eco-design, novel opportunities for recycling or re-use, bio-based polymers, and new technologies

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability Book
Author : Michel Biron
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2020-04-18
ISBN : 0128215402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis and best practice guidance. Finally, the latest developments and future possibilities are considered. Approaches the idea of sustainability from numerous angles, offering practical solutions to improve sustainability in the development of plastic components and products Explains how sustainability can be applied across plastics design, materials selection, processing, and end of life, all set alongside socioeconomic factors Considers key areas of innovation, such as eco-design, novel opportunities for recycling or re-use, bio-based polymers and new technologies

Plastics and Sustainability

Plastics and Sustainability Book
Author : Michael Tolinski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-11-16
ISBN : 1118217837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clearly lays out the issues related to plastics' effects on theenvironment, while also serving as a practical, non-academic guidefor making sustainability decisions about plastics recyclingand the newest bio-based plastics Company managers, product developers, policy makers,environmental researchers, and plastics industry engineers areunder increasing pressure to find ways of minimizing theenvironmental footprint of plastic products. This accessible bookis designed to help readers understand the life-cycle impacts ofvarious plastics, clarifying the technical research and practicalarguments to show when bio-based and recycled plastics might beuseful options for reducing the overall energy consumption,greenhouse gas emissions, and waste associated with traditionalplastics. Plastics and Sustainability compares traditional fossilfuel-based plastics with bio-based plastics in terms of properties,environmental impacts, and costs -- indicating what the mosteffective approaches could be for using recycled, biodegradable, orvarious bio-based materials. The book makes objective comparisonsbetween bioplastics and all commonly used plastics, focusing on howthey affect production economics, product requirements, andretailer and consumer needs. It incorporates research concerninglife-cycle assessment, production techniques, and commercialapplications, and presents "green" guidelines about product design,recycling, processing efficiency, and material selection. The bookalso reports on recent industry developments and commercial trendsin an effort to synthesize conclusions that are necessary forfinding the right balance between bio-based and fossil-fuel basedplastic products. Check out the author's blog at spanstyle="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Cordia New'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-bidi-language: TH;"spanstyle="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"http://www.plastech.biz/blog/span./span

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green Book
Author : Michael Tolinski,Conor P. Carlin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-04-21
ISBN : 111959197X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plastics & Sustainability clearly lays out the thorny and contentious issues that we encounter at the nexus of plastics and sustainability. The book serves as a practical guide for making sustainability decisions about how plastics are made and used, including current developments in the newest bio-based plastics. Designers, marketers, academics, and engineers will all find something of value in this balanced and thoughtful second edition. Increased public scrutiny of plastics materials and the plastics industry has led, paradoxically, to both a deeper understanding and growing confusion about polymers, their origins, their uses, their risks, and ultimately their disposal. The author makes objective comparisons among major polymer grades and bioplastics including their life cycle assessments and practical performance in commercial applications.

Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics

Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics Book
Author : R. P. Brown,J. H. Greenwood
Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781859575024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After price and delivery time, the most frequently asked question about a product is 'How long will it last?' Lifetime expectancy is often many years, the service conditions may be complex, and there is a scarcity of definitive data on durability. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a vast number of degradation agents, service conditions, properties of importance and different plastics. There are many inherent difficulties in designing durability tests. In many cases, the time scale involved is such that accelerated test conditions are essential. Whilst large amounts of durability data are generated by accelerated methods, much of it is only useful for quality control purposes and relatively little has been validated as being realistically capable of representing service. Most assessments of the lifetime of plastics are made by considering some measure of performance, such as impact strength, and specifying some lower limit for the property, which is taken as the end point. Lifetime is not necessarily measured in time. For example, for some products it will be thought of as the number of cycles of use. The object of this publication is to provide practical guidance on assessing the useful service life of plastics. It describes test procedures and extrapolation techniques together with the inherent limitations and problems. The Guide aims to make available the wealth of information that can be applied to help maximise the effectiveness of a durability-testing programme. This guide seeks to be comprehensive but concentrates on the most common environmental effects causing degradation. The test procedures used are outlined and the relevant textbooks and international standards are well referenced. Examples of lifetime testing studies are cited. The Practical Guide will be useful for anyone responsible for designing, manufacturing or testing plastic components. It will also be of benefit to suppliers and users of end products, as assessment of useful lifetime is critical to the economics and safety aspects of any component. Key features Test methods outlined Accelerated testing discussed Prediction methods described Standards cited Key sources of information listed

Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Event Management Book
Author : Meegan Jones
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-05-09
ISBN : 1135035903
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary: "Public parties always have and always will be a part of the human story. Yet those who stage events have a social and environmental responsibility to reduce their impacts. Written by a leader in the field, this fully updated, practical, step-by-step guide leads readers through the key aspects of how to understand and manage the impacts of events of any type and scale. Readers are provided with checklists for action and tools for measuring performance and numerous examples and case studies from across the world are integrated throughout"--

Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Event Management Book
Author : Meegan Jones
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gatherings of people for a purpose always have and always will be a part of the human story. Those staging these events have a social and environmental responsibility to manage their impacts and enhance potential their positive lasting legacies. Written by a leader in the field, this book is a practical, step-by-step guide taking readers through the key aspects of how to identify, evaluate and manage event sustainability issues and impacts - for events of any style and scale, anywhere in the world. The product of tried-and-tested methods, coverage includes numerous examples and case studies from across the world, such as Boom (Portugal), Bonnaroo (USA), Hurricane (Germany), and Glastonbury (UK) Festivals. Readers are provided with checklists for action and tools for measuring performance. This updated second edition includes a detailed review of the new international standard ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems along with other recent standards and certifications. It expands detail on measuring and reporting event sustainability performance outcomes with explanation of the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizers Sector Supplement performance indicators. This is the indispensable one-stop guide for event professionals and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy to use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.

Old House Eco Handbook

Old House Eco Handbook Book
Author : Roger Hunt,Marianne Suhr
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 0711239770
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How should we go about making old houses energy efficient without devaluing future sustainability or the appeal and character of old homes by the use of inappropriate solutions? This practical and essential guide to retrofitting for energy efficiency seeks to provide answers to this and other the questions homeowners of old houses are asking. Whether your house is medieval and timber-framed or a Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terrace, it can be made more energy efficient and sustainable, and this practical and comprehensive handbook will show you how. Revised and updated throughout, and with a foreword by Kevin McLoud, Old House Eco Handbook includes chapters on the building envelope; roofs and ceilings; windows and doors; walls; floors; paints; energy, airandwater; plus a brand newchapter on retrofit materials. In association with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, this is a must have for owners of old houses looking to make their homes more energy efficient and sustainable. Chapters Include: 1. Old houses can be green 2. Old house to eco house 3. The building envelope 4. Retrofit materials 5. Roofs and ceilings 6. Windows and doors 7. Walls 8. Floors 9. Paints 10. Energy, air and water 11. Old house for the future

Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride

Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride Book
Author : Stuart Patrick
Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781859575116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been around since the late part of the 19th century, although it was not produced commercially until the 1920s; it is the second largest consumed plastic material after polyethylene. PVC products can be rigid or flexible, opaque or transparent, coloured, and insulating or conducting. There is not just one PVC but a whole family of products tailor-made to suit the needs of each application. PVC is extremely cost effective in comparison to other plastics with a high degree of versatility in end-use and processing possibilities, as the reader will note from this book. It is durable, easily maintained, and can be produced in a large range of colours. As a result PVC finds use in an extensive range of applications in virtually all areas of human activity, including medical equipment, construction applications such as flexible roof membranes, pipes and window profiles, toys, automotive parts and electrical cabling. The PVC industry has also started to tackle some of its end-of-life issues. This practical guide provides comprehensive background on the resins and additives, their properties and processing characteristics, as well as discussion of product design and development issues. There have been, and still are, issues and perceptions over environmental and health acceptance covering vinyl chloride monomer, dioxins, phthalate plasticisers, and lead (and cadmium) based heat stabilisers and these are discussed in depth in this book. This book will be of interest to raw materials suppliers and processors or end-users of PVC, as well as anyone with a general interest in this versatile material: resins and additives properties and testing design issues processing, including post processing and assembly property enhancement sustainable development

Practical Guide to Selection of Environment Stress Cracking Test Methods for Plastics

Practical Guide to Selection of Environment Stress Cracking Test Methods for Plastics Book
Author : A. S. Maxwell,A. Turnbull
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Practical Guide to Selection of Environment Stress Cracking Test Methods for Plastics book written by A. S. Maxwell,A. Turnbull, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Practical Guide to High Performance Engineering Plastics

Practical Guide to High Performance Engineering Plastics Book
Author : David J Kemmish
Publisher : Smithers Rapra
Release : 2011-07-30
ISBN : 1847355781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High performance engineering plastics are used in a vast range of applications and environments. They are becoming increasingly important because of trends towards more reliable and higher performance machines and devices. This book gives readers a working knowledge and understanding of high performance engineering plastics. It starts with a simple, practical overview of key properties and principles. In each of the chapters there are sections on production chemistry, product forms, properties, processing and applications. There is a strong bias towards materials and concepts which are used in practice. The materials covered include high performance Polyethersulfones, Polyetherimides, Polyphthalamides, Polyphenylene Sulfide, Polyaryletherketones, Polyamideimides, Polyimides, Polybenzimidazole, Liquid Crystalline Polyesters and Perfluoropolymers. The reader will develop the ability to understand why materials are chosen for certain applications, why those materials have particular properties and how those properties can be modified. This will facilitate conversations with both materials suppliers and end users. It will help to identify the best and most cost effective solutions.

Plastic Surgery A Practical Guide to Operative Care

Plastic Surgery  A Practical Guide to Operative Care Book
Author : Bruce A. Mast
Publisher : Thieme
Release : 2021-01-09
ISBN : 1626232598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An informative, go-to guide on common plastic surgery principles and practices Plastic Surgery: A Practical Guide to Operative Care by Bruce Mast fills the gap between existing pocket handbooks and encyclopedic library shelf editions. The book is geared towards plastic surgeons early in their careers. The focus is on commonly encountered conditions and is not intended to be an all-inclusive resource. All the surgical chapters are uniformly organized, with discussion of goals and objectives, patient presentation, surgery preparation, treatment, postoperative care, outcomes, and questions. The book is divided into eight sections, starting with science and principles which discusses impacted anatomy and different techniques such as grafts, flaps, microsurgery, lasers, and radiant energy. Subsequent sections cover skin and tissue conditions; pediatric plastic surgery; reconstructive and aesthetic craniofacial techniques; hand and upper extremity reconstruction; breast surgery inclusive of augmentation, mastopexy, reduction, reconstruction, and oncoplastic approaches; chest, trunk, and lower extremity reconstruction; and body contouring techniques including liposuction, abdominoplasty, and lower body lift. Key Features Five post-reading questions at the end of every chapter provide readers the opportunity to think about what they read, thereby improving retention of newly acquired knowledge CME-type presentation formatting provides a robust learning and teaching tool Online videos elucidate procedures and convey additional didactic information More than 700 high quality illustrations enhance understanding of impacted anatomy and techniques Highly practical, this is an essential surgical companion for medical students to consult during plastic surgery rotations and plastic surgery residents throughout residency. Plastic surgeons in the first five years of practice will also benefit from this user-friendly refresher.

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green Book
Author : Michael Tolinski,Conor P. Carlin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-04-27
ISBN : 1119591848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plastics & Sustainability clearly lays out the thorny and contentious issues that we encounter at the nexus of plastics and sustainability. The book serves as a practical guide for making sustainability decisions about how plastics are made and used, including current developments in the newest bio-based plastics. Designers, marketers, academics, and engineers will all find something of value in this balanced and thoughtful second edition. Increased public scrutiny of plastics materials and the plastics industry has led, paradoxically, to both a deeper understanding and growing confusion about polymers, their origins, their uses, their risks, and ultimately their disposal. The author makes objective comparisons among major polymer grades and bioplastics including their life cycle assessments and practical performance in commercial applications.

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green

Plastics and Sustainability Grey is the New Green Book
Author : Michael Tolinski,Conor P. Carlin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 1119592011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Plastics & Sustainability clearly lays out the thorny and contentious issues that we encounter at the nexus of plastics and sustainability. The book serves as a practical guide for making sustainability decisions about how plastics are made and used, including current developments in the newest bio-based plastics. Designers, marketers, academics, and engineers will all find something of value in this balanced and thoughtful second edition. Increased public scrutiny of plastics materials and the plastics industry has led, paradoxically, to both a deeper understanding and growing confusion about polymers, their origins, their uses, their risks, and ultimately their disposal. The author makes objective comparisons among major polymer grades and bioplastics including their life cycle assessments and practical performance in commercial applications.

Practical Guide to Environmental Management

Practical Guide to Environmental Management Book
Author : Frank Friedman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Practical Guide to Environmental Management book written by Frank Friedman, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Polylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid Book
Author : Lee Tin Sin,Bee Soo Tueen
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2019-06
ISBN : 9780128144725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polylactic Acid: A Practical Guide for the Processing, Manufacturing, and Applications of PLA, Second Edition, provides a practical guide for engineers and scientists working in PLA and on the development of emerging new products. The current market situation for PLA and biodegradable polymers is described, along with applications across a range of market sectors. In addition, the mechanical, chemical, thermal, rheology and degradation properties are included. Updates include new chapters covering various processing methods, as well as recycling methods, and additives and processing aids. New applications cover a range of products (including 3D Printing), and an environmental assessment, including regulatory aspects. The book is not only a useful introduction to this topic, but also a practical, readily applicable reference book that will support decision-making in the plastics industry. Presents an essential reference for engineers, scientists and product designers considering switching to a sustainable plastic Covers the properties, synthesis and polymerization of PLA, along with processing techniques involved in fabricating parts from this polymer Includes critical new chapters on processing, additives, recycling and environmental considerations relating to PLA

Practical Guide to Polypropylene

Practical Guide to Polypropylene Book
Author : Devesh Tripathi
Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Release : 2002-01
ISBN : 1859572820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polypropylene is now the third largest consumed plastic material after polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of working with polypropylene, offering practical comment on the available types of polypropylene, its mechanical properties and in-service performance, and processing. Comparisons with other common plastics are also provided, which highlight the advantages of this polyolefin.

Creating an Eco Friendly Early Years Setting

Creating an Eco Friendly Early Years Setting Book
Author : Cheryl Hadland
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9780429445842
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book offers a comprehensive guide to becoming a more eco-friendly setting, from small steps that can be taken to reduce waste and improve efficiency to setting up partnerships. It illustrates how sustainable choices can become a natural part of every child's education and how children, parents and staff can all inspire sustainable behavior across local communities and at national and international levels. Covering all aspects of practice including colleague and parental engagement, the environment, routines, resources and teaching and learning, the book helps readers and practitioners to embed a sustainable approach in day-to-day practice. It draws on recent research, studies as well as stories of success and failure that can be adapted to fit everyone's own journey towards a more sustainable world. The chapters address topics such as: Plastics and their alternatives; Sustainable food; Sustainable resourcing; Transport and trips; Waste management. Drawing on the experiences of real nurseries and including a wide range of activities and lists of resources, this is an essential read for practitioners, leaders, policymakers and all settings that want to help make sustainable choices a natural part of young children's lives"--

A Practical Guide to Plant Environmental Audits

A Practical Guide to Plant Environmental Audits Book
Author : H. William Blakeslee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Practical Guide to Plant Environmental Audits book written by H. William Blakeslee, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Polylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid Book
Author : Lee Tin Sin,Bee Soo Tueen
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2019-06-15
ISBN : 0128144734
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Polylactic Acid: A Practical Guide for the Processing, Manufacturing, and Applications of PLA, Second Edition, provides a practical guide for engineers and scientists working in PLA and on the development of emerging new products. The current market situation for PLA and biodegradable polymers is described, along with applications across a range of market sectors. In addition, the mechanical, chemical, thermal, rheology and degradation properties are included. Updates include new chapters covering various processing methods, as well as recycling methods, and additives and processing aids. New applications cover a range of products (including 3D Printing), and an environmental assessment, including regulatory aspects. The book is not only a useful introduction to this topic, but also a practical, readily applicable reference book that will support decision-making in the plastics industry. Presents an essential reference for engineers, scientists and product designers considering switching to a sustainable plastic Covers the properties, synthesis and polymerization of PLA, along with processing techniques involved in fabricating parts from this polymer Includes critical new chapters on processing, additives, recycling and environmental considerations relating to PLA