Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites

Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites

1st Edition - August 17, 2017

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Janusz Datta, Jozef Haponiuk, Arunima Reghunadhan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128041024
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040652

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 634
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 17, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128041024
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128040652

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 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. Jozef T. Haponiuk is Professor and Head of Department, at the Department of Polymer Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. Prof. Haponiuk is an experienced researcher in the fields of polymer composites, polymer blends, and associated materials. He has received a number of prizes and awards for his work.

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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