Foamability of Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials

Foamability of Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials

1st Edition - September 24, 2021

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  • Authors: Suprakas Ray, Ritima Banerjee
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907682
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907675

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Description

Foamability of Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials presents a cutting-edge approach to thermoplastic polymeric foams, drawing on the latest research and guiding the reader through the fundamental science, foamability, structure-property-processing relationship, multi-phase polymeric materials, degradation characteristics of biodegradable foams and advanced applications. Sections provide detailed information on foam manufacturing technologies and the fundamental science behind foaming, present insights on the factors affecting foamability, cover ways of enhancing the foamability of various polymeric materials, with special focus on multi-phase systems, discuss the degradation of biodegradable foams and special morphology development for scaffolds, packaging, acoustic and super-insulation applications, as well as cell seeding studies in scaffolds. Each application has specific requirements in terms of desired properties. This in-depth coverage and analysis helps those looking to move forward with microcellular processing and polymer foaming. This is an ideal resource for researchers, advanced students and professionals interested in the microcellular processing of polymeric materials in the areas of polymer foaming, polymer processing, plastics engineering and materials science.

Key Features

  • Offers in-depth coverage of factors affecting foamability and methods for enhancing the foamability of polymeric materials
  • Explores innovative applications in a range of areas, including scaffolds, acoustic applications, packaging and super-insulation
  • Provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the state-of-the-art, possible future research directions, and opportunities for industrial application

Readership

Academic: Researchers and advanced students interested in microcellular processing of polymeric materials, and across the areas of polymer foaming, polymer processing, plastics engineering, and materials science. Industrial: Materials engineers, scientists, and R&D professionals looking to bring advanced polymeric foams into the market for a broad range of applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to polymer foams and foaming
    2. Foam manufacturing technologies
    3. The science behind foaming
    4. Foamability of thermoplastics
    5. Foamability of multiphase polymeric materials
    6. Foamability for special applications
    7. Degradation studies of biodegradable foams
    8. Conclusions and future outlook

Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907682
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907675

About the Authors

Suprakas Ray

Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray is a Chief Research Scientist and Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa. He received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Calcutta, India in 2001 and was a recipient of the ‘‘Sir P. C Ray Research Award’’ for the best PhD work. Prof. Ray’s current research focuses on the applications of advanced nanostructured and polymeric materials. He is one of the most active and highly cited authors in the field of polymer nanocomposite materials, and he has recently been rated by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 1% most impactful and influential scientists and Top 50 high impact chemists. Prof. Ray is the author of 5 books, co-author of 3 edited books, 32 book chapters on various aspects of polymer-based nanostructured materials and their applications, and author and co-author of 330 articles in high-impact international journals, 30 articles in national and international conference proceedings. He has also established 6 patents, as well as 7 new demonstrated technologies and numerous commercialized products developed with colleagues, collaborators, and industrial partners. He has received several awards and has previously been appointed as Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Research Scientist and Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa; Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ritima Banerjee

Dr. Ritima Banerjee completed her Masters in Polymer Science and Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), India. After working in the polymer industry (GE Plastics and SABIC) for 7 years, she returned to academia. She taught in Delhi Technological University for two years and subsequently completed her PhD from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IITD, the area of her work being microcellular processing of thermoplastic elastomer based blends and nanocomposites. She is presently a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering in Calcutta Institute of Technology, India. Her research interests include microcellular processing and the structure-property-processing relationship of polymeric materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Member, Department of Chemical Engineering, Calcutta Institute of Technology, India; Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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