Applications of Unsaturated Polyester Resins

Applications of Unsaturated Polyester Resins

Synthesis, Modifications, and Preparation Methods

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Cintil Chirayil
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994668

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Applications of Unsaturated Polyester Resins: Synthesis, Modifications, and Preparation Methods takes a practical approach to unsaturated polyester-based materials and their preparation for implementation in a range of innovative areas. The book begins by introducing the background of polyester and the fundamentals of unsaturated polyester resins (UPRs), including chemistry, additives, curing, and processing methods. Hydrolytic stability and structure-property relationships are discussed in detail. This is followed by in-depth coverage of modification strategies for UPR, as well as the development of bio-composites incorporating natural fiber with unsaturated polyester. Subsequent chapters focus on the preparation of UPR for specific target applications, including in construction, marine and aerospace, adhesives and coatings, insulation systems, electrics, pipeline corrosion, military, biomedicine, and tissue engineering. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of UPR compared to other resins, in terms of properties and performance, as well as life cycle assessment, are addressed and analyzed. This is a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students in polymer science, chemistry, composite science, chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering, as well as R&D professionals, engineers, and scientists with an interest in unsaturated polyester for advanced industrial applications.

Key Features

  • Presents processing methods, morphology, structure-property relationship, and modification strategies for unsaturated polyester
  • Explores sustainability in terms of life cycle assessment of unsaturated polyester, and bio-composites incorporating unsaturated polyester
  • Guides the reader to advanced applications across construction, marine and aerospace, adhesives and coatings, electrics, and many more areas

Readership

Researchers and advanced students in polymer science, chemistry, composite science, chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering, R&D professionals, engineers, and scientists with an interest in unsaturated polyester for advanced industrial applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Historical development of polyesters
    2. Types of polyesters
    3. Monomers of unsaturated polyester
    4. Catalysts, accelerators, and inhibitors for UPR
    5. Special additives to unsaturated polyester
    6. Curing of unsaturated polyester
    7. Processing methods of unsaturated polyester
    8. Hydrolytic stability of unsaturated polyester
    9. Structure-property relationship of unsaturated polyester composites
    10. Modification of unsaturated polyester resin by polyurethane polymers
    11. Modification of unsaturated polyester resin by polyethylene glycol
    12. Modification of unsaturated polyester resin by epoxy resin
    13. Modification of unsaturated polyester resin with TDI
    14. Potential of natural fiber in unsaturated polyester bio-composite applications
    15. Application of UPR in building and construction industry
    16. Application of UPR in marine applications
    17. Application of UPR in aerospace applications
    18. Application of UPR in adhesives and coatings
    19. Application of UPR in insulation systems
    20. Application of UPR in electrical applications
    21. Application of UPR in pipeline corrosion protection
    22. Application of UPR in ablative materials for rockets
    23. Unsaturated polyester composites in military applications
    24. Potential of unsaturated polyesters in biomedicine and tissue engineering
    25. High-end applications of unsaturated polyester composites
    26. Merits and disadvantages of UPR, compared to other resins
    27. Life cycle assessment of unsaturated polyester

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323994668

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Cintil Chirayil

Dr. Cintil Jose Chirayil is an Assistant Professor based in the Department of Chemistry at Newman College, India. She received her PhD in Polymer Science from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Chirayil has 9 years of research experience in the field of nanoscience and nanocellulose, with numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 10 book chapters, and one edited book. As well as receiving the Young Scientist Award from Leeds University and NIT Calicut in 2011, she has been the recipient of foreign scholarships from the University of Potsdam, Germany, the University of Mara, Malaysia, the Centre for Advanced Materials, Doha, and the Institute of Chemistry, Graz, Austria, for in-depth research in the field of nanoscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Newman College, Kerala, India

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