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Polymer Library (formerly Rapra Abstracts) is the only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. There are more than 900,000 records in the database from 1972 to the present, covering commercial, marketing, technical and academic aspects of the rubber and plastics industry.
Source material for the database is selected from more than 500 journals in a wide range of languages from 30 different countries including North America, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China. Source material is also collected from books, technical reports and trade literature. In 1994, patent information relating to rubber and plastics industries was added to the database.
Major areas of coverage include:
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One dissertation can lead to the discovery of more sources, as well as other works that have been cited in additional dissertations.