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Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128040652, 9780128041024

Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Janusz Datta Jozef Haponiuk Arunima Reghunadhan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040652
eBook ISBN: 9780128041024
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th August 2017
Page Count: 634
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Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites concentrates on the composites and nanocomposites of polyurethane based materials. Polyurethane composites are a very important class of materials widely used in the biomedical and industrial field that offer numerous potential applications in many areas. This book discusses current research and identifies future research needs in the area.

Key Features

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


Graduates and postgraduates, engineers, research scholars (primarily in the field of chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, material 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. PU Polymers, Their Composites, and Nanocomposites: State of the Art and New Challenges
    Józef T. Haponiuk and Krzysztof Formela
    2. Micro- and Nanomechanics of PU Polymer-Based Composites and Nanocomposites
    Aruna K. Barick
    3. Engineering of Interface in Nanocomposites Based on PU Polymers
    YuanQiao Rao
    4. Nanocomposites of PU Polymers Filled With Spherical Fillers
    S. Mojtaba Mirabedini and Khosrow Khodabakhshi
    5. Polyurethane Nanocomposites of Layered Silicates
    Dinesh K. Patel, Arun K. Mahanta and Pralay Maiti
    6. Nanocomposites of Polyurethane Filled with CNTs
    Niladri Sarkar, Gyanaranjan Sahoo and Sarat K. Swain
    7. Composites and Nanocomposites of PU Polymers Filled With POSS Fillers
    Hossein Yahyaei and Mohsen Mohseni
    8. Composites and Nanocomposites of PU Polymers Filled with Natural Fibers and Their Nanofibers
    Khosrow Khodabakhshi and S. Mojtaba Mirabedini
    9. Polyurethane Nanocomposite Foams: Correlation Between Nanofillers, Porous Morphology, and Structural and Functional Properties
    Letizia Verdolotti, Maria R. Di Caprio, Marino Lavorgna and Giovanna G. Buonocore
    10. Nanocomposites of PU Polymers with Nano Chitin and Nano Starch
    Norma-Aurea Rangel-Vazquez
    11. Self-Healing Properties of PU and PU Nanocomposites
    Qiuhong Zhang, Li Wang and Xudong Jia
    12. Conducting Polyurethane Composites
    Raghvendra K. Mishra, Jiji Abraham, Kuruvilla Joseph, Karingamanna Jayanarayanan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal and Sabu Thomas
    13. Nonlinear Viscoelastic Properties of Polyurethane Nanocomposites
    Michał Strankowski
    14. Vegetable Oil-Derived Polyurethane Composites with Graphite as Electrode Materials for Electroanalysis
    Priscila Cervini and Éder T.G. Cavalheiro
    15. Modeling and Simulation in PU-Based Composites and Nanocomposites
    Norma-Aurea Rangel-Vazquez
    16. Polyurethane Composites and Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
    Jinlian Hu and Lin Tan
    17. Flame Retardancy of Composites and Nanocomposites Based on PU Polymers
    Metehan Atagür, Sibel Demirog˘ lu and M. Özgür Seydibeyog˘ lu
    18. Polyurethane-Based Biocomposites
    Mohd Radzi Ali, Mohd Sapuan Salit, Mohammad Jawaid, Muhd Ridzuan Mansur and Mohd Fairuz Abd Manap
    19. Aging Behavior of Composite- and Nanocomposite-Based Polyurethane
    Alpesh U. Vala, Ajay V. Rane, Krishnan Kanny, Vayyaprontavida K. Abitha and Sabu Thomas
    20. Applications of Polyurethane Based Composites and Nanocomposites
    Ajay V. Rane, Krishnan Kanny, Vayyaprontavida K. Abitha, Sainath Jadhav, Saket Mulge and Sabu Thomas


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas did his Ph. D in Polymer Science and Engineering (1987) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for the 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, London FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016, Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Indian Nano Biologists award 2017 and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is included in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. because of his outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded the Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and the most productive faculty award in the domain of Materials Science. He was also awarded with National Education Leadership Award – 2017 for Excellence in Education. Prof Thomas also won the 6th contest of "mega-grants" in the grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) designed to support research projects implemented under the supervision of the world’s leading scientists. He has been honoured with the Faculty Research Award of India’s brightest minds in the field of academic research in May 2018. Professor Thomas has published more than 1000 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 107 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Woodhead, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Nova etc. He is the inventor of 16 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 103 and has more than 50,000 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered more than 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings in more than 30 countries.

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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