Thermosets - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081010211, 9780081010280


2nd Edition

Structure, Properties, and Applications

Editors: Qipeng Guo
eBook ISBN: 9780081010280
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081010211
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th November 2017
Page Count: 712
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In this new edition, Thermosets: Structure, Properties, and Applications builds on and updates the existing review of mechanical and thermal properties, as well as rheology and curing processes of thermosets, and the role of nanostructures in thermoset toughening. All chapters have been updated or re-written, and new chapters have been added to reflect ongoing changes and developments in the field of thermosetting materials and the applications of these materials. Applications of thermosets are the focus of the second part of the book, including the use of thermosets in the building and construction industry, aerospace technology and as insulation materials. Thermoset adhesives and coatings, including epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes are also discussed, followed by a review of thermosets for electrical applications. New chapters include coverage of thermoset nanocomposites, recycling issues, and applications such as consumer goods, transportation, energy and defence. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the second edition of Thermosets: Structure, Properties, and Applications is an essential guide for engineers, chemists, physicists and polymer scientists involved in the development, production and application of thermosets, as well as providing a useful review for academic researchers in the field.

Key Features

  • Links structure, properties, and applications, making this book relevant to both academia and engineers in industry
  • Includes entirely new chapters on the use of thermosets in aerospace, transport, defense, and a range of consumer applications
  • Enables practitioners to stay current on the latest developments in recycling of thermosets and their composites


Plastics engineers, chemical engineers, polymer chemists, designer engineers, manufacturing engineers and technicians, students of polymer engineering and chemistry

Table of Contents

Part 1: Structure and properties of thermosets

1. Overview of thermosets: structure, properties and processing for advanced applications

Jean-Pierre Pascault

2. Mechanical properties of thermosets

Daniel Liu

3. Thermal properties of thermosets

Vikas Mittal

4. Rheology of thermosets: the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour

Juan Carlos Dominguez

5. Phase separation and morphology development in thermoplastic-modified thermosets

Agnieszka Tercjak

6. Nanostructures and the toughening of thermosets

Anu Surendran, Poornima vijayan, Sajeev Martin george, Sabu Thomas and Pious C V

7. Structure–property relationships of thermoset nanocomposites

Jose Maria Kenny, Debora Puglia

8. Dual Curing in Thermosets preparation

Angels Serra

9. New Trends in Polyphthalonitrile Resins

Chethrappilly P. R. Nair

Part 2: Applications of thermosets

10. The use of thermosets in the building and construction industry

Rakesh Gupta, Sushant Agarwal

11. Automotive thermosets

Przemyslaw Jakub Gromala, Arun Sasi, Marc Dressler

12. The use of thermosets in aerospace applications

Ian Hamerton,

13. Thermosets for wind energy applications

Lianbing Zhong

14. Thermosets for coatings

Fabio Aguirre-Vargas

15. Thermoset adhesives: epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes

Thomas Engels

16. Thermosets for pipeline corrosion protection

Emre Aksu

17. Thermoset insulation materials in appliances, buildings and other applications

Alberto Fangareggi, Luigi Bertucelli

18. Thermosets for electrical applications

Keith Netting

19. Benzoxazine Resins as Smart Materials and Further Potentials

Baris Kiskan

20. Thermoset nanocomposites as ablative materials for rocket and military applications

Jose Maria Kenny, Maurizio Natali

21. Recycling of thermosets and their composites

Rodolfo Morales Ibarra

22. Wind turbine blade and composite material recycling

Justine Beauson


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About the Editor

Qipeng Guo

Professor Qipeng Guo holds a personal chair in polymer science and technology at Deakin University, Australia. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and has an international reputation for his polymer research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deakin University, Australia

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