1st Edition

Eco-Friendly Waterborne Polyurethanes Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Edited By Ram K. Gupta, Ajay Kumar Mishra Copyright 2022
    456 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The polyurethane industry is among the fastest growing, with polyurethanes used in consumer as well as industrial sectors. Waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) exhibit many advantages over conventional volatile organic compounds (VOCs) based polyurethanes and have emerged as an environmentally friendly alternative. WPUs offer an opportunity to use sustainable raw materials to produce environmentally sustainable polymers, particularly, polyols derived from vegetable oils. Eco-Friendly Waterborne Polyurethanes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications provides state-of-the-art knowledge of the synthesis, application, and property enhancement of WPUs.

    • Covers various types of eco-friendly materials and technologies used to synthesize WPUs
    • Presents an overview and applications of WPUs in several advanced research areas
    • Provides fundamentals of synthetic processes and their chemistries for specific applications
    • Elaborates on advanced approaches used to convert renewable resources into polymers
    • Offers new direction to scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the chemistry, technologies, and applications

    Written for polymer chemists, materials scientists, and other researchers and industry, this book serves as a comprehensive reference for readers interested in the development and application of sustainable polymers.

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Felipe M. de Souza, Prashant Kote, and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 2 Chemistry and Technology of Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Naresh A. Rajpurohit, Kaushalya Bhakar, Dinesh Kumar, and Meena Nemiwal

    Chapter 3 Green Materials for Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Felipe M. de Souza, Prashant Kote, and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 4 Eco-Friendly Synthesis for Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Pavan M. Paraskar, Vinod M. Hatkar, and Ravindra D. Kulkarni

    Chapter 5 Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Sanam Amiri, Hossein Nazokdast, Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi, Shervin Ahmadi, and Sahar Amiri

    Chapter 6 Nanocomposites of Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Samiran Morang and Niranjan Karak

    Chapter 7 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Flexible and Rigid Foams

    Hilal Olcay and E. Dilara Kocak

    Chapter 8 Flame-Retardant Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Giulio Malucelli

    Chapter 9 Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Smart Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Ronglan Wu and Wei Wang

    Chapter 10 Shape Memory Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Arunima Reghunadhan, Sabu Thomas, and Jiji Abraham

    Chapter 11 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Self-Healing Applications

    Masoumeh Kianfar, Shiva Mohajer, and Mir Saeed Seyed Dorraji

    Chapter 12 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Biomedical Applications

    Abbas Mohammadi, Mahtab Eslamieh, Negar Salehi, and Saman Abrishamkar

    Chapter 13 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Tissue Engineering

    D.E. Mouzakis and Styliani Papatzani

    Chapter 14 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Biodegradable Coatings

    Sukanya Pradhan, Smita Mohanty, and Sanjay Kumar Nayak

    Chapter 15 Recent Developments in Waterborne Polyurethanes for Coating Applications

    Verónica L. Mucci, Mirta I. Aranguren, Javier I. Amalvy, and María E. V. Hormaiztegui

    Chapter 16 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Weather Protective Coatings

    Sonalee Das

    Chapter 17 Recent Developments in Waterborne Polyurethanes for Corrosion Protection

    Felipe M. de Souza, Muhammad Rizwan Sulaiman, and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 18 Waterborne Polyurethane for Electrically Conductive Coating

    Sheraz Iqbal, Tauqir A. Sherazi, Tahir Rasheed, and Muhammad Bilal

    Chapter 19 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Electrical Applications

    V. Dhinakaran, P.M. Bupathi Ram, S. Narain Kumar,M. Tharun Kumar, K.P. Manoj Kumar, and M. Varsha Shree

    Chapter 20 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Sensors

    Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Abel Inobeme, Kshitij RB Singh, Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, John Tsado Mathew, Jay Singh, Vanya Nayak, and Ravindra Pratap Singh

    Chapter 21 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Sealants

    Mehrdad Fallah, Amir Ershad Langroudi, and Aida Alavi

    Chapter 22 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Packing Industries

    Saima Zulfiqar, Rida Badar, and Muhammad Yar

    Chapter 23 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Automobile Industries

    Ayesha Kausar

    Chapter 24 Non-Isocyanate-Based Waterborne Polyurethanes

    Marcin Włoch and Iga Carayon

    Chapter 25 Waterborne Polyurethanes: Challenges and Future Outlook

    Felipe M. de Souza and Ram K. Gupta



    Ram K. Gupta is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, given over 275 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters, and received over two million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He serves as Associate Editor, Guest Editor, and editorial board member for various journals.

    Ajay Kumar Mishra (MSc, MPhil, Ph.D., FRSC) is Professor of Chemistry at the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the College of Science, Engineering & Technology at the University of South Africa. He also holds an adjunct professorship at Jiangsu University, China. His research interests include the synthesis of multifunctional nanomaterials, including polymers, carbon nanomaterials, composite materials, and wastewater research. Prof. Mishra has authored and edited numerous peer-reviewed scientific international journal articles and books in this subject area.