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Latex and Synthetic Polymer Dispersions 2010

Rapra Technology  2010  



Softback  16 papers  ISBN 9781847353993      £100.00
The sixth international conference for the latex and emulsion industry was held in Amsterdam in March 2010. From carpets to condoms the conference provided an essential update on the latest trends and developments in natural latex, aqueous synthetic polymer latices, processing chemicals and additives, latex-based products and relevant legislation.

Natural and synthetic polymer latices are still at the heart of a wide range of applications. Traditionally dominated by disposable gloves for medical applications, the market has seen marked changes in recent years, driven chiefly by the emerging economies of China and India. Legislation governing the use of volatile solvents has further opened up the sector with water-based dispersions and latices now used as substitutes for solvent-based systems such as adhesives, sealants and coatings.

But there are challenges ahead. The perennial quest for zero allergy elastomers will remain a key focus for the industry, as will the need to find cost effective alternatives to natural latex, particularly in the face of rising oil prices.

This conference provided a forum to discuss the latest market, technology and materials news. Topics addressed included new materials, machinery and equipment developments, application methods, latex-based products, standards & regulatory requirements, materials testing, quality control and market trends.

Contents

SESSION 1: LATEX FORMULATION AND COMPOUNDING

Paper 1 How to get more for less: A literature review of the use of fillers in articles dipped from latex David Hill, David Hill & Associates, UK
Paper 2 The end of guanidines? An alternative cure system for polychloroprene latex Carrie W Burr, R T Vanderbilt Company, Inc, USA
Paper 3 Use of coconut oil-based soaps as viscosity controlling agent in PVNRL preparation J Tongkhundam, S Rattankot & S Maikwan, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Paper 4 Strategies to synthesise high solids content/ low viscosity latices: Applications in paint formulations JR Leiza, I A Mariz & JC de la Cal, Polymat, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain & I Millicamp, International Paint Ltd, UK
Paper 5 Use of cross-linking coagents for natural rubber latex-dipped products Justo Brasero, Raquel Verdejo & Miguel Angel Lopez Manchado, CSIC, Spain
Paper 6 Development of ultra low protein latex with low residuals chemicals for latex product application K Vivayganathan, Dr Amir Hashim Md Yatim,& S Manroshan, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysia

SESSION 2: PRODUCT SHELF LIFE AND AGING

Paper 7 A pilot study to investigate methods of assessing the chemical changes occurring in latex condoms aged under different conditions Dr Bill Potter, Stapleford Scientific Services, UK
Paper 8 A new approach in estimating the shelf life of condoms Steffen Bodemeier, CPR Producktions-und Vertriebs GmbH, Germany

SESSION 3: INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND REGULATION

Paper 9 FITkit€ technology: proposed latex industry quality standard according to standardisation news Hardi Tamm & Ranno Rätsep, Icosagen AS, Estonia
Paper 10 CE marking of medical devices Satish Champaneri, BSi Product Services, UK

SESSION 4: NEW MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS

Paper 11 Challenges and development in synthetic polyisoprene surgical glove technology Dr Choon Kong Woo, Li Na Ong, Khadzrul Ariff Mohamad Baki, Mohamed Izwan Jaafar
& David Lucas, Ansell Science & Technology Innovation Center, Malaysia
Paper 12 Soft-soft nanocomposites: A new principle for designing water-borne pressuresensitive adhesives Prof Peter Lovell, Andrew B Foster & Michael A Rabjohns, University of Manchester, UK
Paper 13 Supracolloidal polymer chemistry: Assembled nanocomposite polymer dispersions, foams, and "patchy" particles Dr ir Stefan A F Bon, University of Warwick, UK
Paper 14 Biological evaluation and chemical characterisation of photochemically crosslinked surgical gloves Dr S Schlögl & A Temel, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH; W Kern, University of Leoben; R Schaller & A Holzner, Semperit Technische Produkte GmbH, Austria

SESSION 5: MANUFACTURING

Paper 15 Balancing material acquisition and production costs: quantifying the true cost of aluminium hydroxide treated natural rubber latex (NRL) Bill Doyle & Matthew Clark, Vystar Corporation, USA & K Matthan, KA Prevulcanised Latex P Ltd, India
Paper 16 Understanding latex film formation process for better glove dipping Prof C C Ho, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

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