Glass Fibre Sizing: A Review of Size Formulation Patents is a new book by James L. Thomason that offers an analysis of glass fiber sizings based on a review of patents on the technology. Thomason notes that the intense level of industrial secrecy around size formulations makes it difficult for processors to assess and understand sizings. This book contains analysis of more than 500 examples of patented size formulations, many of which are "probably still used in commercial glass fiber production," Thomason notes. The book is divided into nine chapters:
- Sizes And Sizing In Glass Fibre Production
- Size Formulations In Patents
- Size Patents Of Owens Corning
- Size Patents Of Vetrotex
- Size Patents Of PPG Fiber Glass
- Size Patents From Other Companies
- Glass Fibre Product Identification
- Conclusions From This Review
Thomason has 25 years experience, at Shell Chemicals and Owens Corning, leading global product development programs involving extensive fundamental research and development of glass fiber sizings and composites. He is currently professor of Advanced Materials and Composites at the University of Strathclyde where he leads the Advanced Composites Group. The book is available for purchase for £189 at www.glassfibresizing.com.
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