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Polymeric Foams
Science and Technology
by Shau-Tarng Lee

Polymeric Foams provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals, technologies, applications, and recent developments.

Features:

  • Explains how to combine knowledge of basic science with modern technologies to meet specific polymeric foam application needs
  • Investigates the structure-property relationships of various polymeric foams and their implications for end use
  • Includes approximately 150 illustrations and 50 tables to clarify the concepts and simplify access to important data
  • Examines the latest advances in polymeric foams, providing insight into application-driven developments

Contents

Introduction to Polymeric Foams

  • Basic Considerations on Foams, Foaming, and Foamed Polymers
  • History of Polymeric Foams
  • Foam Structure and Properties
  • Blowing Agents
  • Environmental Issues and Technical Challenges
  • Thermoplastic and Thermoset
  • Polymeric Foam Technology
  • Applications and Usage

Theromodynamics and Kinetics

  • Equilibrium
  • Super-Saturation
  • Reactions and their Kinetics
  • Melt/Gas Rheology
  • Crystallization Kinetics
  • Transport Phenomena: Diffusion and Permeation

Foaming Fundamentals

  • Physical Blowing Agents
  • Chemical Blowing Agents
  • Reactive Foaming
  • Emulsion: Chemical Solution
  • Nucleation in Batch, Continuous, and Reaction Foaming
  • Growth
  • Cell Coalescence and Rupture
  • Solidification and Curing

General Foam Processing Technolgies

  • Foam Extrusion
  • Thermoset Reactive Foaming
  • Foam Injection Molding
  • X-Linked Polyolefin Foam
  • Molded Bead
  • Foamed Film
  • Areogel

Relationships Between Foam Structure and Properties

  • Effects of Foam Density
  • Open Cell Content and Its Effects
  • Key Properties: Energy Absorption, Insulation, Sound Absorption, and Mechanical Properties
  • Cell Size Distribution and Its Effects
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Residual Blowing Agent
  • X-Linked Content

General Polymeric Foams and Their Applications

  • Flexible and Rigid Polyurethane (PU) Foams
  • Polystyrene Foams: Sheet and Slab
  • Polyolefin Foams: PE, PP, and Blends

Wood Composite Foams

  • Challenges to and Processing Strategies for the Development of WPC Foams
  • WPC Foams in Batch Processing
  • Foaming of WPCs with Chemical Blowing Agents in Extrusion
  • Foaming of WPCs with Physical Blowing Agents (PBAs) in Extrusion
  • WPC Foams in Injection Molding
  • Innovative Stretching Technology and WPC Foams
  • Effects of Nano-Clay on WPC Foams and Their Flame Retardancy
  • Current Foaming Technology and Markets for WPC

Biodegradable Foams

  • Definition of Biodegradability
  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Development of Biodegradable Foams
  • Extrusion of Novel Water Soluble PVOH Foams
  • Starch Foams
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA) Polymer

Index

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Polymeric Foams
Science and Technology
by Shau-Tarng Lee

2006 220 pages $148.95 + shipping
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