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
eBook ISBN: 9780128040850
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040393
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 Editor

Sabu Thomas

Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

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

Prof. Haponiuk is an expert in the field of polymer composites, polymer blends, thermal properties of polymers, rubbers, nanomaterials, recycling, etc. He has more than fifty publications to his credit. He is having a good number of foreign collaborations.

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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