Unsaturated Polyester Resins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161296, 9780128163030

Unsaturated Polyester Resins

1st Edition

Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications

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Editors: Sabu Thomas Mahesh Hosur Cintil Jose Chirayil
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161296
eBook ISBN: 9780128163030
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th July 2019
Page Count: 656
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Unsaturated Polyester Resins: Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications explains the preparation, techniques and applications relating to the use of unsaturated polyester resin systems for blends, interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs), gels, composites and nanocomposites, enabling readers to understand and utilize the improved material properties that UPRs facilitate. Chapters cover unsaturated polyester resins and their interaction at the macro, micro and nano levels, in-depth studies on the properties and analysis of UPR based materials, and the applications of UPR based composites, blends, IPNs and gels across a range of advanced commercial and industrial fields.

This is a highly detailed source of information on unsaturated polyester resins, supporting academics, researchers and postgraduate students working with UPRs, polyesters, polymeric or composite materials, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, and materials science, as well as scientists, R&D professionals and engineers in industry.

Key Features

  • Covers the use of unsaturated polyester resin systems for blends, IPNs, gels, composites and nanocomposites
  • Presents cutting-edge techniques for the analysis and improvement of properties of advanced UPR-based materials
  • Unlocks the potential of unsaturated polyester resins in high-performance materials for a range of advanced applications


Academia: Researchers and postgraduate students involved with polyester resins, properties and property improvement, polyesters, or in the wider fields of polymer science, polymer chemistry, and materials science. Industry: Scientists, professional R&D and industrial companies working with resins or fibre-reinforced composites or involved in the development or engineering of polymer products

Table of Contents

1. Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Composites, and Nanocomposites: State of the Art and New Challenges

2. Unsaturated Polyester Macrocomposites

3. Unsaturated Polyester Microcomposites

4. Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites

5. Micromechanics of Short-Fiber and Particulate Composites

6. Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, and Gels of Unsaturated Polyester Resin Polymers With Other Polymers

7. Role of Nanofillers in Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, and Gels of Unsaturated Polyester Resin Polymers

8. Unsaturated Polyester Resins: Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Composites, and Nanocomposites

9. Aging Behavior and Modeling Studies of Unsaturated Polyester Resin and Unsaturated Polyester Resin-Based Blends

10. Spectroscopic Characterization Protocols for Interpenetrating Polymeric Networks

11. Synthesis and Characterization of High Performance, Transparent Interpenetrating Polymer Networks With Polyurethane and Poly(methyl methacrylate) With Different PUR Network Morphologies. Effect of Molecular Weight of the Diol

12. Nanocellulose-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites

13. Microscopic Analysis of Unsaturated Polyester Resin-

14. Spectroscopic Analysis of Unsaturated Polyester Resin-Based Composites and Nanocomposites

15. Thermal and Rheological Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Resins-Based Composites

16. Mechanical and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Resin-Based Composites

17. Flammability and Thermal Stability of Unsaturated Polyester Resin-Based Blends and Composites

18. Rheological and Curing Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Resin Nanocomposites

19. Vibration Analysis of Hybrid-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites

20. Bio-based Unsaturated Polyesters

21. Unsaturated Polyesters in Microbial Fuel Cells and Biosensors

22. Synthesis and Applications of Unsaturated Polyester Composites

23. The Degradation and Recycling of Unsaturated Polyester Resin-Based Composites


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About the Editor

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is the Vice Chancellor, senior most professor and outstanding scientist and leading academic of Mahatma Gandhi University. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made t ransformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US. He has been successful in getting more than 15 international projects and 35 national projects to Mahatma Gandhi University. Professor Thomas has published over 1000 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 132 books published by Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Nova etc. He is the inventor of 15 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 100 and has more than 47,500 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. Prof. Thomas has supervised 107 PhD theses and his students occupy leading positions in India and abroad in academy and industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Mahesh Hosur

Dr. Mahesh Hosur is Interim Head and Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Tuskegee University, USA. He served as Honb. Director of NSF-EPSCoR (National Science Foundation – Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), working on projects such as Enhancing Alabama’s Research Capability in Nano/Bio Science and Sensors (2011-2015), the Alabama Center for Nanostructured Materials (2005-2010), and the Center of Excellence in Nanobiomaterials, derived from Biorenewable and Waste Resources (2011-2016). Prof. Hosur’s research group covers specialized areas of polymers, including processing, process sensing, low-cost manufacturing using RTM, VARIM processes, static and dynamic characterization, fatigue and fracture, structural analysis, evaluation, and the processing and characterization of biopolymer and polymer nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Tuskegee University, USA

Cintil Jose Chirayil

Dr. Cintil Jose Chirayil is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Newman College, Kerala, India. Dr. Chirayil received her Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Mahatma Gandhi University, India, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha. Dr. Chirayil is actively involved in cutting-edge research in polymeric materials, including enzymatic and chemical modification and characterization, surface groups, cellulose membranes, polysaccharides, and unsaturated polyester.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Newman College, Kerala, India

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