Database of Antiblocking, Release, and Slip Additives, 2nd Edition

Database of Antiblocking, Release, and Slip Additives, 2nd Edition

Author: Anna Wypych
ISBN 978-1-895198-60-7 

Number of additives: 1024
During the time from publication of the first edition, there were large changes in the additives market resulting in elimination of many products included in the previous database. Also, many new products were added. The present database contains updated status on over 1000 additives used today.

The additive database is divided into five sections: General information, Physical properties, Health and safety, Ecological properties, and Use & Performance. Information on the selected additive can be accessed by clicking on any of the above tabs. The database has 145 data fields to accommodate a variety of data available in source publications. The description of general sections below gives more detail on the composition of information. The displayed information contains additive name and its chemical structure (if it is a generic compound). The data can be viewed on screen and printed in predefined format.

In General information section the following data are displayed: name, CAS #, IUPAC name, Common name, Common synonyms, Acronym, Empirical formula, Molecular weight, Chemical class, Mixture, Alkyl distribution, Primary amine concentration, Product contents, Free acid, Amine number, Moisture content, Silicone content, and Solids content 
Physical section contains data on State, Odor, Color (Gardner and Platinum-cobalt scales), Boiling point, Melting point, Freezing point, Pour point, Cloud point, Dropping point, Iodine Value, Particle hardness, Particles size, Surface area (BET), Refractive index, Specific gravity, Density, Bulk density, Vapor pressure, pH, Saponification value, Acidity, Viscosity, Kinematic viscosity, Melt index, Surface tension, Solubility in water and solvents, Thermal expansion coefficient, Heat of combustion, Specific heat, Thermal conductivity, Volatility, Coefficient of friction, Volume resistivity, Dielectric constant, Ash contents

Health and safety section contains data on ADR /RID Class, Flash point, Flash Point Method, Autoignition temperature, Explosive LEL, Explosive UEL, NFPA Classification, NFPA Health, NFPA Flammability, NFPA Reactivity, WHMIS Classification, HMIS Health, HMIS Fire, HMIS Reactivity, HMIS Personal protection, OSHA Hazard Class, EINECS number, EC number, UN Risk Phrases, R, UN Safety Phrases, S, DOT Hazard Class, UN/NA, ICAO/IATA Class, IMDG Class, TDG class, Proper shipping name, Rat oral LD50, Mouse oral LD50, Rabbit dermal LD50, Inhalation rat, LC50, Skin irritation, Eye irritation (human), Carcinogenicity, Teratogenicity, Mutagenicity, TLV - TWA 8h (ACGIH, NIOSH, OSHA)

Ecological properties section contains data on Biological Oxygen Demand, Theoretical Oxygen Demand, Biodegradation probability, Aquatic toxicity LC50 (rainbow trout, bluegill sunfish, fathead minnow, daphnia magna), Partition coefficients (log Koc, log Kow) 

Use & performance section contains information on Manufacturer, Outstanding properties, Recommended for general applications, Recommended for polymers, Recommended for products, Features & benefits, Recommended processing method, Recommended mold material, Additive type, Additive application method, Recommended dosage, Post-processing, Food law approvals, Coefficient of friction at 1000 ppm, Release force, Davies scale 

Search is a simple process which can be done in several ways. The most common is to search name. In this case, the program searches through the list of synonyms and proposes choices. Search allows finding additives by typing the first letter or two of their name which moves list to the location of a searched compound. Additives can also be searched by CAS number, empirical formula, or any other property, or simply by browsing the list. In addition to searching capability and viewing data on individual additives, they can be sorted according to values of any property. This operation is accomplished by clicking the property tab and selection of the required search term from a pull-down menu. The operation returns a selection of additives for which data exist for the selected property. The additive property can be viewed on the screen and used for evaluation of its suitability for the chosen task. 

The above description shows that operation of the database is so simple that it does not require any computer skills. The appropriate computer for database use is a PC-based computer with Pentium processor (or other processor of similar speed) having a screen with resolution of at least 600 by 800 operating under Windows NT or higher (including Windows 8). Program contains operation manual which explains further details of operation. In summary, the database is a very powerful tool, because it contains the most extensive data available on a large number of additives. The database is an excellent companion to the Handbook of Antiblocking, Release, and Slip Additives, 2nd Edition because data in the database do not repeat information or data included in the book. The number of data currently available makes presentation of the data in the traditional format of a printed book unsuitable for fast accessing of the information and in this case difficult to handle. The printed form of this database would require approximately 2500 pages in a book format. 
Anna Wypych, born in 1937, studied chemical engineering and polymer chemistry and obtained M. Sc. in chemical engineering in 1960. The professional expertise includes both teaching and research & development. Anna Wypych has published 1 book (MSDS Manual), 2 databases, 6 scientific papers and obtained 3 patents. She specializes in polymer additives for PVC and other polymers and evaluates their effect on health and environment.