The databook contains information on over 300 most frequently used antistatics. The information presented in the Databook of Antistatics is divided into five sections: General information, Physical properties, Health and safety, Ecological properties, and Use & Performance. The data belong to 130 data fields, which accommodate a variety of data available in source publications. The description of general sections below gives more detail on the composition of information.
In General information section the following data are displayed: name, CAS #, IUPAC name, Common name, Common synonym, Acronym, Empirical formula, Molecular weight, Chemical category, Mixture, Product contents, Moisture content, Silicone content, and EC number
Physical properties section contains data on State, Odor, Color (Gardner and Platinum-cobalt scales), Boiling point, Melting point, Freezing point, Pour point, Iodine value, Particle diameter, Particle length, Surface area (BET), Refractive index, Specific gravity, Density, Bulk density, Vapor 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, Volume resistivity, Surface resistivity, Surface resistance, Static decay time, Dielectric constant, Ash contents, Mold shrinkage, Impact strength, Tensile strength, Tensile elongation, Tensile modulus, Flexural strength, Flexural modulus, Drying time, and Drying temperature.
Health and safety section contains data on Flash point, Flash point method, Autoignition temperature, Explosive LEL, Explosive UEL, NFPA Classification, NFPA Health, NFPA Flammability, NFPA Reactivity, HMIS Classification, HMIS Health, HMIS Fire, HMIS Reactivity, HMIS Personal protection, UN Risk Phrases, R, UN Safety Phrases, S, DOT Hazard Class, UN/NA, ICAO/IATA Class, IMDG Class, TDG class, Proper shipping name, Food law approvals, Rat oral LD50, Mouse oral LD50, Rabbit dermal LD50, Inhalation rat LC50, Skin irritation, Eye irritation (human), Ingestion, First aid: eyes, skin, and inhalation, Chronic effects, Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity, and TLV - TWA 8h (ACGIH, NIOSH, OSHA).
Ecological properties section contains data on Biological Oxygen Demand, Biodegradation probability, Aquatic toxicity LC50 (Rainbow trout, Bluegill sunfish, Fathead minnow, and Daphnia magna), and Partition coefficients (log Koc, log Kow).
Use & performance section contains information on Manufacturer, Outstanding properties, Recommended for polymers, Recommended for products, Features & benefits, Processing methods, Additive application method, Recommended dosage, Davies scale, Concentration of active ingredients, and Carrier resin.
2 Information on data fields
3.1 Organic materials
3.1.1 Amines and amides
3.2.1 Carbon black
3.2.2 Inorganic materials
3.2.3 Metal powders
3.2.4 Metal-coated microspheres
3.3.1 Carbon (graphite) fibers
3.3.2 Metal fibers
3.4.1 Inherently conductive polymers
3.4.2 Electrically conductive polymers
3.4.3 EMI/RFI/ESD protection
3.4.4 ESD protection
3.4.5 Polymer blends
3.4.6 Static dissipative polymers
George Wypych has a Ph. D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research & development. He has published 17 books: PVC Plastisols, (University Press); Polyvinylchloride Degradation, (Elsevier); Polyvinylchloride Stabilization, (Elsevier); Polymer Modified Textile Materials, (Wiley & Sons); Handbook of Material Weathering, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Editions, (ChemTec Publishing); Handbook of Fillers, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions, (ChemTec Publishing); Recycling of PVC, (ChemTec Publishing); Weathering of Plastics. Testing to Mirror Real Life Performance, (Plastics Design Library), Handbook of Solvents, Handbook of Plasticizers, Handbook of Antistatics, Handbook of Antiblocking, Release, and Slip Additives (1st and 2nd Editions), PVC Degradation & Stabilization, PVC Formulary, Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization, Handbook of Biodeterioration, Biodegradation and Biostabilization, and Handbook of Polymers (all by ChemTec Publishing), 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability, and the development of sealants and coatings. He is included in the Dictionary of International Biography, Who's Who in Plastics and Polymers, Who's Who in Engineering, and was selected International Man of the Year 1996-1997 in recognition for his services to education.