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Author Shashoua, Yvonne, author.

Title Conservation of plastics : materials science, degradation and preservation / Yvonne Shashoua.

Published Amsterdam, [Netherlands] : Elsevier, 2008.
©2008.

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Physical description 1 online resource (301 pages) : color illustrations, photographs, graphs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Plastics in Collections 1 -- 1.1 Collecting plastics 2 -- 1.2 Condition of plastics in collections 8 -- 1.3 Origin and development of conservation of plastics 11 -- 1.4 Status of conservation of plastics 15 -- Chapter 2 Historical Development of Plastics 19 -- 2.1 Development of semi-synthetic plastics 22 -- 2.2 Development of synthetic plastics 26 -- 2.3 Tomorrow's plastics 33 -- Chapter 3 Technology of Plastics Production 39 -- 3.1 Preparation of polymers 40 -- 3.2 Additives 56 -- 3.3 Shaping of plastics 76 -- Chapter 4 Properties of Plastics 91 -- 4.1 Chemical properties 91 -- 4.2 Optical properties 99 -- 4.3 Physical properties 101 -- 4.4 Thermal properties 107 -- Chapter 5 Identification of Plastics in Collections 113 -- 5.1 Simple non-destructive identification techniques 116 -- 5.2 Simple destructive identification techniques 120 -- 5.3 Spot tests for identifying polymers or their components 130 -- 5.4 Instrumental techniques to identify plastics 133 -- Chapter 6 Degradation of Plastics 151 -- 6.1 Degradation attributed to physical factors 153 -- 6.2 Degradation attributed to chemical factors 162 -- 6.3 Degradation attributed to biological factors 176 -- 6.4 Degradation pathways for the least stable plastics in museum collections 177 -- 6.5 Terms used to describe the degradation of plastics objects 189 -- Chapter 7 Conservation of Plastics 193 -- 7.1 Inhibitive conservation 194 -- 7.2 Interventive conservation 207 -- Chapter 8 Future of Plastics Conservation 227 -- 8.1 Monitoring the condition of plastics in collections 228 -- 8.2 Research into the deterioration of synthetic plastics 229 -- 8.3 Development of additional conservation techniques 229 -- 8.4 Training in plastics deterioration and conservation 231 -- 8.5 Development of an information interface between plastics manufacturers and users 231 -- Appendix 1 Optical, Physical, Thermal and Chemical Properties of the Most Frequently Collected Plastics 235 -- Appendix 2 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectra of Polymers Frequently Found in Collections 255 -- Appendix 3 Terms used to Describe the Degradation of Plastics 271.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Plastics -- Conservation.
Museum conservation methods.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780750664950
9780080940434 (e-book)