Unsaturated Polyester Resins

Unsaturated Polyester Resins

Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications

1st Edition - July 11, 2019

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Mahesh Hosur, Cintil Jose Chirayil
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161296
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128163030

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 11, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161296
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128163030

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 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 an Assistant Professor based in the Department of Chemistry at Newman College, India. She received her PhD in Polymer Science from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Chirayil has 9 years of research experience in the field of nanoscience and nanocellulose, with numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 10 book chapters, and one edited book. As well as receiving the Young Scientist Award from Leeds University and NIT Calicut in 2011, she has been the recipient of foreign scholarships from the University of Potsdam, Germany, the University of Mara, Malaysia, the Centre for Advanced Materials, Doha, and the Institute of Chemistry, Graz, Austria, for in-depth research in the field of nanoscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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