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Subject Index for Volumes 8790

Volume 87 Composites 103, 153


Compost 131
Acacia auriculaeformis 375 Composting 465
Accelerated aging 257 Compression set 257
Acclimation 51 Compression stress-relaxation 257
Acids 231 Cone calorimetry 43
Activation energy 25, 389 Conformational state 403
AFM 143 Conservation materials 121
Aging 335, 419 Crystal structure 191
Aging 57, 77 Crystallinity 543
Alcohols 231, 245 Cyclophosphazenes 287
Alcohols 449
Alcoholysis 207 DAEM 389
Alkali metal salts 361 DBD treatment 33
Aminolysis 207 Decomposition 95
Antioxidants 479 Deformation 381
Arrhenius extrapolation 57, 335 Degradation 1, 137, 301, 425, 503, 535
Artificial photo-ageing 143 Dehalogenation 225
Asphalt 309 Dehydrochlorination 95, 527
ATH 411 Density 77
Desulfation 403
Bacterial adhesion 143 Differential scanning calorimetry 479
Base catalyst 207 2,4-Dihydroxybenzophenone 17
Biodegradability 69 Divinyl benzene 11
Biodegradable plastic materials 51 DSC 279
Biodegradation 51, 131, 293, 465 Dynamic-mechanical behaviour 543
Bioengineering 161
Biomaterial 1 EDX 121
Biomaterials 487 Elongation-at-break 77
Biopolyester 161 Enthalpy recovery 355
Bleaching 419 Enzymatic degradation 191
Butyl o-rings 257 Enzymatic hydrolysis 441
Epoxy 511
Cable insulation 77 Ethylene-propylene terpolymer 11
Carbon black 381 EVA nanocomposites 411
Carbon composites 225 Extractives 375
Carrageenan 403
Catalyst 329 Fe- and Ca-catalysts 225
Catalytic decomposition 225 FeCl36H2O 425
Cattle hides 137 Fire behaviour 287
Cell culture 143 Fire retardancy 43
Centrifugal spinning 1 Flame retardancy 411
Chain-transfer reaction 161 Flame retardant 111, 495
Chemiluminscence of reactions 361 Flammability 183
Chitin 389 FT-IR 143
Chitosan 389, 441 FTIR 375, 555
Chloroprene rubber 57 Fungicides 121
Chlorosulfonated polyethylene rubber 335
Clay 183, 535 Gamma irradiation 279
Collagen 137 Gamma rays 403
Colour changes 121 GCMS 213
Compatibility 395 Gel content 279
Complex 87 Gelatine 137
Composite scaffolds 301 Glycidyl methacrylate 87

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Glycolysis 117 Organophilic montmorillonite (OMMT) 69


Green composites 293 Oxidation 479
Green plastics 465 Oxidation of N-alkylamides 361
G-value 403 Oxidation products 231, 245, 449
Oxygen consumption 57, 335
HALS 17 Oxygen uptake 11
Heterogeneous kinetics 449
High cell density culture 161 Paper 419
Hi-Res TGA 347 Permeability 43
Hydrogen transfer 95 PHBV 301
Hydrolysate 137 Phosphazene 503
Hydrolysis 535 Phosphorous-containing copolyester 171
Hydroperoxides 231, 245, 449 Photoacoustic spectroscopy 1
2-Hydroxybenzophenone UV-absorbers 17 Photocrosslinking 527
Photo-degradation 375
Iminodiacetic acid 87 Photo-discoloration 375
Induction period 479 Photo-Fenton process 425
Influence of salts on the oxidation mechanism and kinetics 361 Photooxidation degradation 527
Interfacial modification 411 Physical processes 201
iPP 279 Phytagel 465
ISO 14851 51 Plastics 131
PMMA 319
Kaolinite clay 309 Poloxamer (Lutrol F127) 355
Ketones 231 Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) degradation mechanism 347
Kinetic analysis 201 Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) thermal degradation 347
Kinetics 231, 245, 479, 521 Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) 69
Kinetics of degradation 271 Poly(butylene terephthalate) 511
Poly(dimethylsiloxane) network 207
Poly(DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) 487
-Lactones 231
Poly(vinyl alcohol) 293
Layered double hydroxide 433
Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP K25) 355
Lead sulfide 329
Polyacrylamide 521
Lifetime prediction 57, 335
Polyacrylate 103
Lifetime predictions 257
Polybenzoxazine oligomer 213
Lignin 375
Polycaprolactone 51
Linear viscoelastic behaviour 511
Polychloroprene 425
Linen textiles 121
Polyetherketones 271
Low energy electron beam accelerator 403
Polyethersulfones 271
Polyethylene (PE) 395
Maleic anhydride (MAH) 395 Polyethylene 183, 231, 245, 329, 449
Mater-bi 51 Polyethylene oxide 521
Mechanical 183 Polyhydroxyalkanoate 161
Mechanical properties 411 Polyhydroxybutyrate fibre 1
Mechanisms 245, 449 Polyisoprene 479
Melamine 495 Polylactide 535
Metallocene polypropylene 543 Polymer degradation 33, 521
Methyl methacrylate 87 Polymer mixtures 225
Model compound 207 Polymers 121
Molecular weight 161 Polymorphism 191
Monomer 117 Polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride 43
Montmorillonite 171, 535 Polysiloxane rubber 201
Montmorillonites 43 Polystyrene 153, 433
Morphology 191, 487 Polyurethane 111, 555
Polyurethane foam 287
N,N-substituted p-phenylenediamines 479 Porosity 487
Nanocomposite 111, 433, 535 Positron annihilation 381
Nanocomposites 43, 171, 183, 319, 511 Processing 245, 449
Natural polymers 25 Pulsed laser 521
Neutral protease 441 PVC 95
Nitroxides 17 PVC/MBS blends 527
Nuclear plants 77 Pyrolysis 329, 389
PyrolysisGas chromatographyFourier transform
infrared spectroscopy 347
Oligomers 117
One-step reactive extrusion 395
Organicinorganic 319 Radiation crosslinking 11
Organoclay 111 Relative humidity 355
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Relaxation 87 Acetic acid 521


Rubber 143 Acrylic binder resin 130
Acrylonitrilestyrene copolymer 224
SBS 309 Activation energy of thermooxidative degradation 468
Scaffolds 487 Additive systems 64
Sealing force 257 Adhesion 199
SEM 121 Ageing 489, 512
Silica 319, 381 Aging 480
Sludge inocula 51 Aliphaticaromatic copolyesters 371
Soft rot fungi 293 Aminophenyl phosphate 60
Solubility coefficient of water 355 Ammonium polyphosphate 114, 130, 138, 444
Soy protein isolate 25, 465 Anti-dripping 349
Spherulites 191 Antioxidant 548
Starch benzoate 177 Atomic oxygen 275
Star-shaped polylactide 503 ATR 224
Stearic acid 465
Storage stability 309 Binder 53
Storage time 355 Biodegradable 294
Stress relaxation 201 Biodegradable polymers 371
Styrene butadiene rubber 381 Biodegradation 234
Surface area 131 Biofilm 394
Surface recovery 33 Biological growth 394
Synthesis 111 Biomechanics 461
Blend 261
Tetralin 95 Bond consumption 159
2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine light stabilizers 17 Branched polymers 309
TGA 213 Brominated flame retardants 25
TGA/FTIR 43
Thermal analyses 153 Cables 150
Thermal degradation 103, 177, 213 Carbonyl vibrations 512
Thermal oxidation 231, 245, 449 Catalytic process 456
Thermal oxidative degradation 171 Cellulose 114, 159, 407, 512, 521
Thermal stability 25, 287, 433, 503, 511 Cellulosics 3
Thermo-degradation 495 Chain extender 294
Thermolysis 245 Char 88
Thermo-mechanical treatment 137 Chemical stability 428
Thermo-oxidation 543 Chemiluminescence 407
Thermoplastic starch (TPS) 395 Chitosan 261
Thiophosgene 17 Chlorine-free method 521
Tissue engineering 301 Coating 53, 106, 130
Trans-vinylene groups 231 Coating performance 317
Colloidal stability 428
Uniaxial orientation 279 Colloids 428
Uretoneimine 555 Colourimetry 357
UV curing 495 Composite 70
Composites 123
Waste PET 117 Conducting polymer 428
Waste wood 293 Cone calorimeter 18, 540
Water pipes 143 Cone calorimetry 64, 82, 123, 401
WAXD 279 Conjugated imine 341
Wollastonite 301 Construction Product Directive 150
Wood 375 Construction products 146
Conventional flexible polyurethane foams 18
XPS 33 Copolymerisation 420
Cotton 106, 130
Yellowing 419 Cotton 363
Yield 117 Coupling agent 138
Cross-linked polymers 75
Zeolite 153 Crosslinking 182
Zinc oxide 103 Crystallinity 521
Zirconia 319 Crystallization 42

Deconvolution 512
Volume 88 Degradation 234, 435, 480, 489
Degradation kinetics 532
ABS 324 Dehydrochlorination 36
Acetaldehyde 341 Depth profile 224
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Dimethyloldihydroxyethyleneurea 363 Intumescence 3, 53, 70, 106, 444, 504, 540


Dioctyl phthalate 36 Intumescent 88, 130
Discrimination 150 Intumescents 123
Dispersions 428 Isotactic polypropylene 473
DRIFT 82
DSC 182, 435 Khaya seed oil 175
Durable flame retardant finishing 363 Kinetics 75

Effective medium approximation 224 Laminates/electro laminates 60


Electrical and electronic equipment 25 Layered double hydroxide 286
Enthalpy of formation 548 Layered silicates 234
Environmental aging 189 LDPE films 489
Epoxy 47 Lewis acid 324
Epoxy resin 60 LIF 394
European Brominated Flame Retardant Lignocellulosic fibres 138
Industry Group 25 Limiting oxygen index 114
European harmonisation 146 Lipase 371
EVA 504 Liquid crystalline polymer 300
LLDPE 168
Fibre 88 LOI 64
Fire classification 146 Low earth orbit 275
Fire performance 10
Fire properties 18 Macromolecule scission and crosslinking 415
Fire resistance 53 Manganese 114
Fire retardancy 70, 82, 382, 401, 540 Mass average 159
Fire safety 138 Mechanical behaviour 489
Fire testing 540 Mechanical properties 261
Fire tests 146 Melamineformaldehyde 363
Flame retardance 64 Metal salts 114
Flame retardancy 3, 130, 146, 444, 504 Metal soaps 175
Flame retardant 42, 60, 88, 114 Metallic catalysts 3
Flame retardant fibres 123 Microencapsulation 106
Flame retardants 146 Microstructure 435
Flame spread 150 Monochromatic irradiation 256
Flame-retardant treatment 349 Multi-bunch mode 213
Flammability 10, 123 Multivariate analysis 473
Flax fibers 70 MXD6 341
FMVSS no 302 18
Formulation 18 Nanoclay 88
Functionalization 82 Nanocomposite 540
Nanocomposites 3, 88, 234, 382, 401
Gel 251 Nano-particle 168
Glycerol 309 1,8-Naphthalimide blue emitting fluorophores 420
Greenhouse films 489 Number average 159
Nylon 480
Halogen derivatives 3 Nylon/cotton blend 363
Halogen free 60 Nylon-6 363
Halogenated epoxy resins 217 Nylon-6,6 363
HALS 268
Hardeners 217 Organophosphorus chemicals 363
Hard-segment 251 Organotin 36
HDPE composite 333 Oxidation 407, 456
Heat release 150 Oxidation induction time 468
Heated Nahar seed oil 317 Oxygen consumption 480
Humidity 480 Oxygen starvation 415
Hydrolysis 371, 480 Oxygen uptake 468
Hydrolytic degradation 309
Hydrotalcite 286 Paper 512
2-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)-benzotriazole 420 Pentaerythritol 444
Peroxide 521
Image analysis 394 PET 42, 341
In situ FTIR spectroscopy 473 Phase transfer catalysis 420
Infrared spectroscopy 224, 357 Phenylenediamine 548
Inorganic filler 333 Phosphate 106
In-situ FTIR 512 Phosphorus 47, 82
Insulators 394 Phosphorus-containing compounds 64
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Photo-degradation 168, 224, 251 Single Burning Item test 146


Photodegradation 189, 256, 268 Singlet oxygen 407
Photon stimulated ion desorption 213 Smoke production 150
Photo-oxidation 199, 333, 532 Soft-segment 251
Photoprotection 199 Spacecraft materials 275
Photostability 420 Specific nucleation 532
Plasma treatment 199 Spent FCC catalyst 444
PM3 method 548 Sputtering 199
PMMA 82 Stabilisation 268
Poly(2,6-butylenenaphthalate-co-polytetra- Stabilizer 286
methyleneglycol) 251, 256 Structural analysis 317
Poly(2-hydroxy propylene spirocyclic pentaerythritol bisphosphonate) Structure evolution 532
(PPPBP) 349 Subsurface degradation 415
Poly(butylene succinate) 294 Superoxide 407
Poly(ethylene naphthalate) 199 Surface area 10
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) 349 Surface properties 261
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) 461 Synchrotron radiation 213
Poly(methyl methacrylate) 224, 401 Syndiotactic polypropylene 473
Poly(methyl methacrylate) 82
Poly(p-dioxanone) 294 Talc 504
Poly(vinyl chloride) 357 TEM 435
Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) 261 Tensile strength 42
Polyamide 341 Textile 88, 106
Polyaniline 428 Textiles 114
Polybutadiene 182 Thermal analysis 217
Polycarbonate 224 Thermal behaviour 42
Polydisulfide 468 Thermal degradation 106, 130, 300, 324, 461, 473
Polyester 123, 130 Thermal properties 10
Polyesteramide 309 Thermal stability 286, 300, 382
Polyethylene 468 Thermogravimetry 75, 300
Polyimide foams 10 Thermo-oxidative stabilisation 175
Polyisoprene 182, 548 Thermoplastic polyester elastomer 251
Polymer degradation 159 Thermoplastic starch 138
Polymerisable adducts 420 Thermoplastics 146
Polymers 213, 456 Thermoporosimetry 182
Polyolefins 415 Thermosets 146
-polypropylene 532 Thermostabilization 468
Polypropylene 70, 138, 224 Thermotropic liquid crystal copolyester 42
Polypropylene/cellulose compositions 189 Threshold wavelength 256
Polystyrene 224, 382 Time-of-flight mass spectrometry 213
Polytetrafluoroethylene 275 Titanium dioxide pigments 357
Polyurea 106 Transition metal chloride 324
Polyurethane 75
Polyurethane biocomposite 138 UHMWPE 435
Printed wiring boards 47 UV absorbance 333
Pulsed system 213 UV absorbers 268
PVC 175, 286 UV irradiation 261
PVC heat stabilizer 36 UVvis spectroscopy 357
Pyrolysis 75, 456
Vacuum ultraviolet 275
Radiolytic degradation 159 Vertical tray test 150
Railways 146 Viscosity average 159
Raman 82
Raman spectroscopy 138 Waste of electrical and electronic equipment 25
Reactive crosslinking/curing agent 60 Water 407
Reactive flame retardant 47 Weathering 234, 357
Reactive surfactant 138 Wood 268
Reactive systems 64
Rheological behaviour 53, 317 Zinc 114
Rodrun LC3000 300 Zinc oxide 199

Schiff base 341


Scissions 159 Volume 89
Sensors 461
Sepiolite 456 Abiotic hydrolysis 289
Silicone rubber 394 Adsorbed gases 353
Single Burning Item (SBI) 150 Aging 208
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Alcohols 175, 240, 517 Ethers 240


Alkoxyamine 427 Ethylene vinyl acetate 559
Aluminum 43 Ethylenepropylene diene monomer 6
Antioxidant 553 Ethylenepropylene terpolymer 373
Artificial weathering 189 Ethylenepropylenediene rubber 200
Ethylene-propylene-diene rubber 484
Bentonite 383 5-Ethylidene-2-norbornene 200, 484
Biodegradable 336 EVA copolymers 145, 454
Biomaterials 336 Expandable graphite 70
Biopolyester 289
Bisphenol-A 317 Fe2O3 344
Bovine blood 527 Fire retardancy 85, 344, 418
Brightness 64 Fire retardant 559
Flame retardant 344
Carbon dioxide 282 Flame-retardant polypropylene 478
Carbon nanotubes 559 Fluidised-bed reactor 101
Carbonyl 200 Fluorescence 427
Carbonyl groups 64 Fluorescence lifetimes distributions 300
Catalysts 101 FTIR 145, 393, 454
Catalytic pyrolysis 145, 454
Cellulose 64 Gel content 373
Cellulose fibre 327 Geosynthetic liners 109
Chemical composition 1 Glass ceramic 545
Chemical exposure 109 Glycolic acid 21
Chemiluminescence 50, 427
Cholesterol 527 HDPE 442
Chromatographic fingerprinting 50 Heat deflection temperature 436
Classification 50 Heat treatment 1
Clay 559 Hemoglobin 527
CLSM 442 Heterogeneous kinetics 175
Composite 492 High-energy electrons irradition 300
Conductive polymer 15 HUSY 454
Conductivity 125 HY 454
Confinement 353 Hydrolysis 336, 461
Contact angle 1 Hydrolytic degradation 336, 492
Crosslinking 436 Hydroperoxides 175, 220, 240, 517
Crotonic acid 289 2-Hydroxyacetophenone 140
Crystalline orientation 442 2-Hydroxybenzophenone 140
Crystallinity 327 2-Hydroxybenzoyl 140
Cu and Ag salts 534 3-Hydroxybutyric acid 289
Cyclic stress 208 Hygrothermal ageing 461
HZSM-5 454
DBS 442
Deacidification 64 Induction period 427
Decomposition 353 Influence of salts on the oxidation mechanism 534
Decomposition toxicology 527 Interfacial debonding 461
Degradability 21 Intumescence 478
Degradation 6, 64, 101, 200, 312, 427, 442, 484 Iodometry 274
Degradation mechanisms 50 Ionomer 43
Denaturation 274 Irganox 1010 553
Depth-profile 393 Irradiation effects 133
Dicumylperoxide 484 Irradiation methylcyclopentane 373
Dicyclopentadiene 200
Differential scanning calorimetry 21 Ketones 220, 240
DMDHEU 189 Ketones 517
Doping and de-doping 15 Kinetic analysis 545
Droplet spreading test 513 Kinetics 220, 327
DSC 553 Kinetics and chemiluminescence 534

Electron beam 436 Light scattering 442


Electron microscopy 189 Lignin 553
Embrittlement 109 Limiting Oxygen Index 418
Enthalpy relaxation 208 Liquid-phase cracking 317
Environmental stress cracking (ESC) 513
EPDM 200, 484 Mass spectrometry 410
Epoxy resin 317 Mathematical model 471
ESC 442 MCM-41 145, 454
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Mechanical properties 373 Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy 133


Mechanism 153 Prediction 50
Mechanisms 175, 220, 240, 517 Pressurization 353
Melt 6 Processing 175, 220, 517
Membrane 43 Profluorescent nitroxide 427
Methemoglobin 527 Pro-oxidant systems 50
Monomer recycling 317 PVC 38
Multiphoton-absorption photopolymerization 393 PVDC 38
Pyrolysis 38, 101
Nafion 43 Pyrolysis products 233
Nanocomposite 344 Pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry 233
Nanocomposites 70, 85, 383, 418, 559
Nanoparticles 344 Radiative degradation 471
Natural zeolite 478 Radical trap 427
Non-isothermal kinetics 265 Raman 442
Non-linear heating function 545 Recycled polypropylene 553
Norrish reaction 252 Recycling 336
Nylon 6 436 Refractive index modification 252
Removable epoxy foam 353
Organoclay 344 Residue 165
Osmotic cracking 461 Ribonucleic acid 274
Oxidation 64 RNA 274
Oxidation of N-alkyl amides 534
Oxidation products 175, 220, 240, 517 Scouring 327
Oxygen 133 Selectivity 101
Ozawa method 282 Self-reinforced 492
Ozone 274 Size exclusion chromatography 64
Ozonization 274 Solgel studies 300
Ozonolysis 527 Solid phase microextraction 33
Ozono-therapy 527 Stabilisation 427
Stability 15, 165, 200, 484, 501
PET composites 461 Stability to use 125
PHB 289 Stoichiometry 274
Photo-ageing 64, 418 Strain-rate effects 109
Photodegradation 393 Styrenebutadiene copolymers 501
Photomechanics 461 Substituent effect 140
Plasticisation 461 Supercritical solvents 312
Plasticized PVC 109 Surface resistance 513
PMMA 344 Surface wetting 513
Polarimetry 274 Surfactant 442
Poly(3-dodecylthiophene) 15
Poly(ester amide)s 21 TGA 145, 454
Poly(ether sulphone) 300 Thermal 501
Poly(methyl methacrylate) 252, 344 Thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation 265
Poly(vinyl chloride) 38 Thermal behavior 43
Poly(vinyl)butyral 545 Thermal decomposition 282
Poly(vinylidene chloride) 38 Thermal degradation 33, 153, 165, 327, 344, 383, 410, 545
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) 471 Thermal degradation mechanism 233
Polyamide-6 70 Thermal oxidation 175, 220, 240, 427, 517
Polycarbonate 282 Thermal stability 85, 410, 418
Polycarbonate resin 317 Thermogravimetry 410
Polyesters 133, 336 Thermolysis 220, 240, 517
Polyethylene 175, 220, 240, 517 Thermo-oxidative degradation 501
Polyhydroxyalkanoates 289 Thermophysically aged polyvinyl chloride 208
Polyitaconates 153, 165 TiO2 344
Polylactide 492 trans-Vinylene 240
Polymer coating 125 trans-vinylene 517
Polymeric materials 265 Triallyl cyanurate 436
Polymers 33, 265 Tricalcium phosphate 492
Poly-n-alkyl acrylates 233
Poly-n-alkyl methacrylates 233 Ultrasound 6
Polypropylene 101, 383, 427, 553 Uniaxial testing 109
Polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride 418 UV 200, 484
Polypyrrole 125 UV degradation 189
Polystyrene 6, 312 UVA 140
Polysulfone derivatives 410 UV-excimer laser 252
Polyurethane 393 Vicat softening temperature 553
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Vinyl esters 85 Cone calorimetry 586


Viscometry 64, 133, 274 Conformational changes 374
Volatile products 33 Continuous distribution kinetics 116
Volatiles 153 Controlled permeability 374
Copper azole compound (CuAz) 167
Waste plastics 38 Correlation 405
WAXS 442 Coupling agent 224
Wettability 1 Creep 295
Wetting tension 513 Crosslinking 346, 379
Wood 1 Crosslinking chemistry 340
Wood modification 189 Crystallization 501
Wool 125 Curvature 395
Cyclophosphazenes 234
XPS 471
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) 252 Decabromodiphenyl ether 180, 188
Degradation 116, 250, 535, 546
Depolymerisation 111, 570
Volume 90
Di-isocyanates 346
AAc-g-PLDPE 95 DSC 313, 471
ABS 508 Dynamic TG 313
Accelerated aging 395 Dynamic thermogravimetric analysis 86
Acetyl tributyl citrate 313 Dynamic vulcanisation 340
Activation energy 21, 132
Additive distribution 390 Edible films 449
Adhesion 326 Electro-chlorination 535
Aging 395 Electro-hydrolysis 535
Allophanate 363 Electron beam irradiation 379
Alternating free-radical copolymerization 386 Electrospinning 441
Ammoniacal copper quaternary compound-type B (ACQ-B) 167 Electrostatic interaction 386
Analytical techniques 390 Enzymatic degradation 488
Arrhenius 395 Enzymatic hydrolysis 563
Aspergillus versicolor 173 EPDM 78, 340
ATR-FTIR 471 Epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) 488
ATRP 326 Epoxy resin 354
Error analysis 132
Bamboo 167 ESCR 44
Benzil 577 Ethanolamine 501
Biodegradability 441 Ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer 288
Biodegradable 106, 563 Extrapolation 395
Biodegradation 173
Bioplastic 563 Ferric chloride 508
Bis-oxazoline 224 Fibre/matrix interface 303
Blends 281 Flame retardancy 354, 586
Blends LDPEHIPS 244 Flame retardant 1
Block copolymers 211 Flame retardants 180
Bowing 540 Flame retardation 515
Brominated alkanes 180 Flocculation 272
Brominated flame retardant 188 Florida 418
Fluorescence 9
Ca/Zn stearates 154 FlynnWallOzawa 86
Cellulose 9, 563 Foaming 256
Chemical degradation 471 Fractal index 295
Chemical modification 250 Fractional precipitation 272
Chemical resistance 44 Fracture surface 295
Chitosan 123 FTIR 9, 34
Chlorinated water 67 FTIR spatial mapping 67
Color stability 154 Fuel cells 431
Colour changes 9 Fullerene C60 28
Colourimetry 461 Functionalisation 211
Compatibilisation 234 Fungal treatment 546
Compatibiliser 95, 481
Compatibility 211 Gelatin 106
Compatibilization 244 Glycerol 501
Composites 346 Glycol glycosides 111
Composting 546 Glycolysis 570
Cone calorimeter 354 Graft copolymer 319
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Graft copolymers 326 NMR 363


Graft polymerisation 319 Non-woven fabric 461
Green colour protection 167
Ground tyre rubber 281 Optical microscopy 303
Organically modified hydrotalcites 586
HALS 180, 188 Outdoor 418
Hardness testing 303 Outdoor weathering 405
HBr 180 Oxidation products 53
HCl release 154
Hemicellulose 9, 563 PA/PBT blends 224
Heterotactic PVA 264 Pentaerythritol derivatives 523
High-density polyethylene 136 Performance 395
High-impact polystyrene (HIPS) 295 PET 111, 211, 570
HIPS/SBS blends 295 PET blends 147
Hydrobromic acid 188 PET waste 111
Hydrolytic stability 431 PET/EPDM blends 197
Hydroperoxides 53 PHB/AAC blends 86
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 21 Phosphate 1
Hygrothermal expansion 540 Photo-ageing 250
Photodegradation 9, 461
Initial molecular weight 116 Photolysis 180
Injection molding machine 136 Photo-oxidation 34, 180, 577
Intercalation 162 Photooxidation 78, 461
Intumescent 1 Phyllostachys makinoi 167
Intumescent flame retardation 523 Physical properties 471
IR attenuated total reflectance 390 Plasma 95
IR photoacoustic 390 Plasma-induced graft polymerisation 374
Isotactic polypropylene 461 Plasticized PVC 154
Isothermal thermogravimetry 455 Plastics 405
Poly(1,4-phenylene sulfide) 67
Ketones 53 Poly(1-vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate) 21
Kinetic analysis 455 Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) 313
Kinetic parameters 86 Poly(butyl acrylate) 116
Kinetics 53 Poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) 173
Kissinger 86 Poly(ethylene oxide) 116
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) track membrane 374
Layered double hydroxides 586 Poly(glycolic acid) 441
Layered silicate 288 Poly(L-lactic acid) 441
LDPE 577 Poly(methyl acrylate) 116
LEXAN 44 Poly(vinyl ethers) 264
Lifetime prediction 395 Polyacrylamide 116
Lignin 9 Polyamide 234
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) 471 Polybutyleneterephthalate 234
Polycaprolactone 563
MA-g-PLDPE 95 Polycarbonate 44
MALDI-TOF 363 Polyelectrolyte 272
Maleic anhydride (MA) 95 Polyesteramides 546
Material selection 395 Polyestercarbonate 44
Mechanical properties 147, 162, 250 Polyethylene 53, 211, 256
Mechanisms 53 Polyisoprenes 34
Melamine 1 Polylactic acid (PLA) 488
Melamine phosphate 523 Polymer 395
Metallocene catalyst 264 Polymer blends 211, 234, 250, 481
2-Methyl-5-vinylpyridine 374 Polymer melt irradiation 379
Miami 418 Polymer/layered double hydroxide nanocomposite 162
Micro-organism 173 Poly-N-acetylaniline 535
Modification 106 Poly-n-alkyl acrylates 28
Moisture adsorption 540 Poly-n-alkyl methacrylates 28
Montmorillonite 123, 354 Polypropylene 180, 188, 523
Morphology 340, 431 Polypropylene/cellulose composites 555
Polystyrene waste 272
Nanocomposite 78, 288 Polysulfone 379
Nanocomposites 123, 354, 586 Polyurethane 111
Nanoindentation 123 Porous ultra-fine fibre 441
Natural fiber plastic composites 540 Pre-aged LDPE 244
Natural rubbers 34 Precursors 111
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Pre-exponential factor 132 Swelling 374


Processing 53 Syndiotactic PVA 264
Proton conductivity 431 Synergism 508, 515
Prototype copolymer brush 386
PVC/CPE blends 455 Tailor-made copolymer 319
Pyrolysisgas chromatography 28 Telomerisation 326
Tensile properties 288
Reactive blending 197 TGA 471
Reactive compatibilisation 224 Themoplastic starch 501
Reactive processing 197 Thermal analysis 515
Real time FTIR 523 Thermal decomposition 188, 481
Recovery 295 Thermal degradation 21, 147, 288, 313, 395, 449, 523, 555, 586
Recyclate upgrading 244 Thermal degradation mechanism 28
Recycled polyethylene 281 Thermal expansion 346
Recycling 250, 256, 281 Thermal oxidation 53
Recycling of PET fibre wastes 570 Thermal properties 123, 162
Relative rates 405 Thermal stability 147, 154, 354
Reproducibility 418 Thermogravimetric measurement 132
Resole 340 Thermolysis 53
Rice starch (RS) 488 Thermo-mechanical degradation 136
Rodlike nanocylinder 386 Thermo-oxidation 577
Thermo-oxidative degradation 136
Thermooxidative degradation 455
SEBS 211
Thermosetting polymers 346
Sewage treatment 272
Torque 295
Short-fibre composites 303
TPS 563
Silicon 508, 515
TPV 340
Single-pass processing 136
Singlet oxygen 67
SLX 44 Ultrasound 116
Solid phase microextraction 555 Unsaturated polyesters 346
Spectroscopy 461 Urethane 363
Stabiliser 28 UV curing 1
Stabilization 244 UV radiation 34
Staining 461
Starch 449, 563 Viscosity 256
Stearic acid 106 Volume change 471
Stereospecific polymerization 264
Strength 303
Water absorption 488
Structure 123
Weathering 9, 418, 577
Structureproperties relationships 319
Wood surfaces 9
Styrene 346
Styrene/butadiene/styrene (SBS) 295
Sulfonated polyimides 431 Xanthan 449
Sulphonation 272 XPS 471
Sulphonic derivatives 272
Surface hardness 471 Zein 563