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Polyurethane Polymers: Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128040393, 9780128040850

Polyurethane Polymers: Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Janusz Datta Jozef Haponiuk Arunima Reghunadhan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040393
eBook ISBN: 9780128040850
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th August 2017
Page Count: 442
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Polyurethane Polymers: Blends and Interpenetrating Networks deals with almost all aspects of blends and IPNs formed by polyurethane, including the thermal, mechanical, morphological, and viscoelastic properties of each blend presented in the book. In addition, major applications related to these blends and IPNs are mentioned.

Key Features

  • Provides an elaborate coverage of the chemistry of polyurethane, including its synthesis and properties
  • Includes available characterization techniques
  • Relates types of polyurethanes to their potential properties
  • Discusses blends options


Graduates and postgraduates, engineers, research scholars (primarily in the field of chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, materials science, and polymer physics), polymer engineers and polymer technologists from industries and also for those who are working in biomedical field. Professionals, researchers, industrial practitioners, graduate students, and senior undergraduates in the fields of polymer science, surface science, bioengineering and chemical engineering, and materials science

Table of Contents

1.  Polyurethanes: Structure, Properties, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Arunima Reghunadhan and Sabu Thomas
2.  Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based on Polyurethane Polymers With Natural and Synthetic Rubbers
Mehar A. Minnath and Etathil Purushothaman
3.  Blends and IPNs of Polyurethane Polymers with Thermosetting Polymers
Sunan Tiptipakorn and Sarawut Rimdusit
4.  Role of Nanofillers in Polyurethane  Based Blends and Interpenetration Networks
Yao Tong and Mo Song
5.  Polyurethane Ionic Blends as the Electrically Conductive Coatings
Piotr Król, Bo˙zena Król, Marek Zenker and Jan Subocz
6.  Blends and IPNs of Polyurethane Polymers With Block Copolymers
Thomas E. Müller
7.  Nonisocyanate Polyurethanes
Marcin Włoch and Janusz Datta
8.  Conducting Polyurethane  Blends: Recent Advances and Perspectives
Raghvendra K. Mishra, Jiji Abraham, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Karingamanna Jayanarayanan, Kuruvilla Joseph and Sabu Thomas
9.  Electrospun Polyurethane Nanofibrous Mats for Wound Dressing Applications
Afeesh R. Unnithan, Arathyram R.K. Sasikala, Chan H. Park and Cheol S. Kim
10. Poly(urethane-methacrylate) Copolymers Prepared by the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Methods as a New Material for Hydrophobic Coatings
Paweł Chmielarz and Piotr Król
11. Ageing Behavior of Polyurethane Based Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks
Alpesh U. Vala, Ajay V. Rane, Krishnan Kanny, Vayyaprontavida K. Abitha and Sabu Thomas
12. Poly(urethane-siloxane)  Copolymers as New Coating Materials
Łukasz Byczyński
13. Polyurethane Blends for Powder Clear Coatings
Barbara Pilch-Pitera
14. Recycling of Polyurethanes
Janusz Datta and Marcin Włoch
15. Application of Blends and Polyurethane Interpenetrating Polymer Networks
Sainath Ashok Jadhav, Ajay V. Rane, Krishnan Kanny, Saket S. Mulge, Vayyaprontavida K. Abitha and Sabu Thomas
16. Mechanical and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Nikesh Samarth, Vinayak Kamble, Ajay V. Rane, Vayyaprontavida K. Abitha, Omdeo Gohatre and Krishnan Kanny


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the author or coauthor of over 1000 papers that have been cited over 47k times, holds 3 patents, has supervised over 100 PhDs, and has authored or edited over 100 books. His research interests include polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, particulate filled polymer composites, ageing and degradation, and more.

Janusz Datta

Prof. Datta is a well famous scientist in the field of polymer science and technology. He is an expert in the field of polyurethane recycling, polymer blending and composites. He has a good number of research publications in reputed journals. He is the editor of a book and written two book chapters.He is having ten patents to his credit. He is undertaking more than twenty projects. He secured his graduation and post graduation from Gdansk University, Poland and is currently working as an Asst. Professor in the same university. He supervised two PhD students and more than thirty post graduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Polymers Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Jozef Haponiuk

Jozef Haponiuk is Professor and Head of the Polymers Technology Department at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. His research focuses on the fields of polymer composites and polymer blends.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Head of Department, Department of Polymers Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Arunima Reghunadhan

Arunima is currently doing her doctoral research in polymer science in the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University. She has concentrated on polymer blends with recycled polyurethanes. She has Co authored a book chapter and is actively engaged in research in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.

Affiliations and Expertise

International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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