Handbook of Plastic Foams

Handbook of Plastic Foams

Types, Properties, Manufacture and Applications

1st Edition - December 31, 1995

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  • Author: Arthur H. Landrock
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517658

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Description

This book is intended to be a source of practical information on all types of plastic foams (cellular plastics) in use, including the new structural plastic foams. Elastomer (rubber-like) foams are also considered. The book is intended primarily for those who require a non-theoretical, authoritative, easy-to-use handbook in the subject area. It should be of value to materials engineers, plastics fabricators, chemists, chemical engineers and students. Recognized authorities have written several chapters and parts of chapters in their fields of expertise. The book is organized in such a way that information on a desired subject can be found rapidly. An unusual feature is a comprehensive listing of all known standardization documents (test methods, practices, and specifications), including some international standards. Each document includes a brief description of its contents.

Readership

Materials engineers, plastics fabricators, chemists, chemical engineers and students.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Foams and Foam Formation
    Introduction
    CFC Effects and Alternatives
    Fundamentals of Foam Formation
    References
    2. Thermosetting Foams
    Introduction
    Isocyanate-Based Foams
    References for Isocyanate-Based Foams
    Pyranyl Foams
    References for Pyranyl Foams
    Syntactic Foams
    References for Syntactic Foams
    Foamed Composites
    References for Foamed Composites
    Phenolic Foams
    References for Phenolic Foams
    3. Thermoplastic Foams
    Introduction
    Structural Foams (Rigid Foams)
    Semi-Rigid Foams
    References
    4. Elastomeric Foams
    Introduction
    Types of Elastomeric Foams
    References
    5. Miscellaneous and Specialty Foams
    Epoxy Foams
    Polyester Foams
    Silicone Foams
    Urea-Formaldehyde (UF) Foams
    Polybenzimidazole (PBI) Foams
    Polyimide Foams
    Polyphosphazene Foams
    Syntactic Foams
    References
    6. Solvent Cementing and Adhesive Bonding of Foams
    Introduction
    Solvent Cementing
    Adhesive Bonding
    References
    7. Additives, Fillers and Reinforcements
    Introduction
    Antistats (Antistatic Agents)
    Blowing Agents Foaming Agents
    Catalysts
    Fire Retardants (Flame Retardants)
    Mold-Release Agents (Parting Agents)
    Nucleating Agents (Nucleators)
    Reinforcements
    Stabilizers
    Surfactants
    References
    8. Methods of Manufacture
    Introduction
    Molding
    Spraying
    Frothing
    Laminating
    Structural Foam Preparation
    Syntactic Foam Preparation
    Foam-in-Place (Foam-in-Bag) Techniques
    References
    9. Sources of Information
    Introduction
    Journals and Other Periodicals
    Books
    Conferences, Proceedings, Technical Bulletins, and Technical Reports
    10. Test Methods
    Introduction
    Compilation of Standard Test Methods
    Discussion of Selected Test Methods
    Special Non-Standardized Test Methods
    11. Standardization Documents
    Introduction
    Industry Standards
    Military Standards
    Military Handbooks
    Federal Specifications
    ISO Standards
    References
    Glossary
    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 509
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1995
  • Published: December 31, 1995
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517658

About the Author

Arthur H. Landrock

Affiliations and Expertise

PLASTEC (retired)

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