Thermosets

Structure, Properties and Applications

Edited by

  • Qipeng Guo, Deakin University, Australia

Thermosets are a key group of polymers. Understanding how their chemistry and structure affects their properties is essential to their manufacture and use in a range of applications. Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications reviews both factors affecting thermoset properties and how this understanding can be used to engineer thermosets for particular uses.

Part one reviews mechanical and thermal properties, the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour, and the role of nanostructures in thermoset toughening. Applications of thermosets are the focus of part two, including the use of thermosets in the building and construction industry, aerospace technology and as insulation materials. Thermoset adhesives, including epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes are also discussed, followed by a final review of thermosets for electrical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications is an essential guide for engineers, chemists, physicists and polymer scientists involved in the development, production and application of thermosets, as well as providing a useful review for academic researchers in the field.
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Audience

Engineers, chemists, physicists, polymer scientists; Those in the aerospace, IC, sporting equipment and coatings industries; Researchers and academics in this field

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-086-7


Table of Contents

Part 1 Structure and properties of thermosets: Overview of thermosets: Structure, properties and processing for advanced applications; Mechanical properties of thermosets; Thermal properties of thermoset resins; Rheology of thermosets: The use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour; Nanostructures and the toughening of thermosets. Part 2 Applications of thermosets: The use of thermosets in the building and construction industry; The use of thermosets in aerospace applications; Thermoset adhesives: Epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes; Thermoset insulation materials in appliances, buildings and other applications; Thermosets for electrical applications.