Failure of Polymer Products Due to Photo-oxidation

Failure of Polymer Products Due to Photo-oxidation

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The exposure of polymer surfaces to a combination of sun or artificial light, plus oxygen or other oxidising media induces degradation via photo-oxidation. Stabilisation methods described include the use of antioxidants, UV absorbers and light screens, quenchers, and radical scavengers and traps. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Polymer Library gives useful references for further reading.The vehicles involved were manufactured mainly by Honda and Nissan during the period 1986 to 1991 but also ... The cost of a recall on this massive scale would have exceeded one billion US dollars. ... at the point of maximum stress generated by repeated manual engagement and release, where UV exposure is slight.

Title:Failure of Polymer Products Due to Photo-oxidation
Publisher:iSmithers Rapra Publishing - 2001-01-01


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