The Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature. Each time the abstracts database is updated with new records (every week) you will be sent a bulletin alerting you to any items that relate to leachables, extractables or migration of particles from polymers.
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When selecting a plastic or rubber material to manufacture with, the extent to which particles can leach or migrate out, or indeed can be extracted, is an important consideration. Small particles including remnants of solvents or catalysts from production, additives or even monomers can escape from the material (which is often packaging) and into anything it is in contact with. This can have serious implications, particularly within the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries given the potential health hazards. Increasing levels of legislation and regulation go some way to indicating the importance of this issue.
A Current Awareness service from Rapra may be just what you need to update your knowledge with ease and accuracy without having to waste time, effort and money finding the information yourself.
If there are many people within your organisation who would benefit from this information then get in touch to talk to us about our multi-recipient bulletin by filling out the contact form. You can also requests samples of the bulletin via this means.