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Main Title Liquid Crystal Polymers as a Machine Fluid (on CD-ROM).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Jun 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2007-500014
Additional Subjects Polymers ; Liquid crystals ; Machine fluid ; Mechanical properties ; Composite materials ; Matrix materials ; Manufacturing industry ; Metal machining operations ; Metal working fluids ; CD-ROM ; Liquid Crystal Polymers(LCP)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-500014 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation one CD-ROM disc
This interactive CD-ROM was produced to present the science, research activities, and beneficial environmental and machining advantages for utilizing Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs) as a machine fluid in the manufacturing industry. In 1995, the U.S. EPA funded a project to cut fluids in metal machining operations. As a result, a guide was developed for the selection and use of metal working fluids based on alloy, shape, tool size, and machining speed. This project evaluated a unique metal working fluid known as LCP. LCP fluids are a new class of polymers that are non-toxic; physiologically inert; not attacked or biodegraded by bacteria or fungi; have a boiling point greater than 550F; are stable in the presence of oxidizing agents; are un-reactive with acids and alkaline solutions; are transparent; immiscible with water and aqueous mextures; less dense than water, therefore float as a separate layer in aqueous systems; and have very low pressure at ambient and near ambient temperatures.