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The oxidative and thermal degradation of polymers has very important implications on their suitability for particular end-user applications. Particularly in relation to their physical properties and the lifetime over which the manufactured article retains these properties, after which they become unsuitable for purpose. This book brings together information on the thermooxidative resistance of polymers to change during processing and end-use life. Our present understanding of the chemical changes of the polymer that accompany degradation are also reviewed and the analytical methods by which ch.