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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.
- 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
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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Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, in the School of Chemical Sciences in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His areas of research are in polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications, water purification, and energy storage
Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, in the School of Chemical Sciences in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
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.
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Tuskegee University, USA
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.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Newman College, Kerala, India
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