Additives for Polyolefins by Michael Tolinski
Getting the Most out of Polypropylene, Polyethylene and TPO

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This book focuses on the polyolefin additives that are currently important in the plastics industry, alongside new additives of increasing interest, such as nanofillers and environmentally sustainable materials. As much as possible, each chapter emphasizes the performance of the additives in the polymer, and the value each relevant additive brings to polypropylene or polyethylene. Where possible, similar additives are compared by capability and relative cost.

With major sections for each additive function, this book provides a highly practical guide for engineers and scientists creating and using polyolefin compounds, who will find in this book a wealth of detail and practical guidance. This unique resource will enable them to make practical decisions about the use of the various additives, fillers, and reinforcements specific to this family of materials.


Michael Tolinski is a freelance writer and a lecturer at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. He is a frequent contributor to Plastics Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

Structured to make it easy for the reader to find solutions for specific property requirementsContains a number of short case studies about companies that have used or developed a particular additive to achieve a desired resultCovers environmental resistance, mechanical property enhancement, appearance enhancement, processing aids, and other modifications of form and function

About Michael Tolinski

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Michael Tolinski has been researching and writing about plastics sustainability issues for industry readers regularly since 1998 (and since 2004 as a contributing editor for Plastics Engineering magazine published by the Society of Plastics Engineers). His materials science and engineering degree and previous career as a manufacturing/materials engineer has given him a solid background in plastics and in the practical problems faced by manufacturers. His first book, Additives for Polyolefins, was published in 2009.
Published September 22, 2009 by William Andrew. 304 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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