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Environmentally degradable plastics a review. by Joan B. Titus

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Published by Plastics Technical Evaluation Center in Dover, N.J .
Written in English


  • Plastics -- Deterioration.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 13-14.

SeriesPlastec note -- N24.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17773378M

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