1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, 3 Volume Set

Edited By Munmaya Mishra
    2954 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Undoubtedly the applications of polymers are rapidly evolving. Technology is continually changing and quickly advancing as polymers are needed to solve a variety of day-to-day challenges leading to improvements in quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art research and development on the applications of polymers. This groundbreaking work provides important overviews to help stimulate further advancements in all areas of polymers.

    This comprehensive multi-volume reference includes articles contributed from a diverse and global team of renowned researchers. It offers a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics in a variety of applications, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. The encyclopedia provides introductions, classifications, properties, selection, types, technologies, shelf-life, recycling, testing and applications for each of the entries where applicable.

    It features critical content for both novices and experts including, engineers, scientists (polymer scientists, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, macromolecular chemists), researchers, and students, as well as interested readers in academia, industry, and research institutions.

    Actuators: Buckypaper Composite / Joshua DeGraff, Richard Liang and Pierre Cottinet

    Agriculture: Natural Polymers for Controlled Release of Fertilizers / Cristiana A.V. Torres, Filomena Freitas

    Agriculture: Polymers in Crop Production Mulch and Fertilizer / Dhruba Jyoti Sarkar, Mandira Barman, Tanumoy Bera, Mriganka De and Dibyendu Chatterjee

    Agriculture: Polymers in Crop Production Pesticides / Dhruba Jyoti Sarkar, Najam Akhter Shakil, V. S. Rana, Jitendra Kumar, Ajoy Saha, Totan Adak and Jaydeep Haldar

    Agriculture: Polymers in Crop Protection / Pietro Picuno

    Agriculture: Super Absorbent Functional Polymers / Bijender Kumar, Farha Deeba, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Sauraj, and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Alginate / Pankaj M. Maheriya and Vipul D. Prajapati

    Automotive Applications: Polylactic Acid and Biocomposite Parts / Khosrow Khodabakhshi

    Automotive Applications: Polymers in / I. A. Aderibigbe, E. R. Sadiku and A. P. I Popoola

    Automotive Applications: Reinforced Material Components / B. Suresha, R. Hemanth and K. Nithin

    Aviation: Polymer Composites, Processes, and Properties / I. A. Aderibigbe, P. Nombula and A.P. I. Popoola

    Aviation: Thermoplastic and Thermoset Polymers in / M. Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Fatma Erdoğan and Elif Alyamaç

    Biomaterials: Soft Tissue Injuries / Anurag Singh and Rui Miranda Guedes

    Biomedicine: Cellulose in / Eliane Trovatti and Eugen Barbu

    Biomedicine: Cross-linked Polymers Applications / B. A. Aderibigbe

    Biomedicine: Polymers with Silsesquioxane Units / B. Simionescu, A. Oancea, I. Bordianu-Antochi, C. Ursu, C. Cotofana and M. Olaru

    Biosensing Devices: Conjugated Polymer Based Scaffolds / Saniye Soylemez, Melis Kesika and Levent Toppare

    Catalysts: Polymers in Biodiesel Production / Farha Deeba, Bijender Kumar, Sauraj, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Vikas Pruthi and Yuvraj S. Negi

    Chemotherapy: Polycaprolactone (PCL)-Based Drug Delivery System / Somesh Mohapatra, Vineethkrishna Chandrasekar, Aparna R. Chakravarti, Shweta Paroha, Oshin Sapra, Ankit Saneja, and Ravindra Dhar Dubey

    Chitosan: Antimicrobial and Edible Coatings / Anjali Bishnoi, Sandeep Rai, Nirav Joshi and Sunil Kumar

    Chitosan: Biodegradable Food Packaging / Ruchir Priyadarshi, Sauraj Singh, Saleheen Bano, Asif Ali and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Chitosan: Tissue Engineering and Wound Dressing Applications / Mohammad Amin Shamekhi, Hamid Mahdavi, Hamid Mirzadeh, Ahmad Rabiee, Davod Mohebbi-Kalhori, Nooshin Haghighipour and Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad

    Communication: Polymers in / Pulak Datta, Sanjay Kumar and Gautam Sarkhel

    Composites and Nanocomposites: Thermoplastic Polymers for Additive Manufacturing / Nahal Aliheidari and Amir Ameli

    Composites: Biobased for Materials Applications / Thimothy Molefi Thamae, Thabiso Letseka and Leboli Thamae

    Composites: Conductive Elastomer CNT-Based / Jiji Abraham, Mohammed Arif P, Soney C. George, Nandakumar Kalarikkal and Sabu Thomas

    Composites: Environment-Friendly Nanocomposites / Sukanya Pradhan, Smita Mohanty and Sanjay K. Nayak

    Composites: Natural Fibers Reinforced / M. K. Gupta

    Composites: Polylactic Acid-Based Blends / Payam Zarrintaj, Emad Jowshan, Reza Khalili, Zahed Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Saeb and Masoud Mozafari

    Conducting Polymers: Applications / Anupreet Kaur

    Conducting Polymers: Electrospun Materials / Thomas Kerr-Phillips and Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

    Construction: Rigid Bio-Based Polyurethane Foams for Sandwich Panels / Rafael de Avila Delucis, Washington Luiz Esteves Magalhães, Cesar Liberato Petzhold and Sandro Campos Amicos

    Corrosion Inhibitor: Polymeric Desiccant / Madhumita Kulkarni and P.A Mahanwar

    Corrosion Protection: Natural Polymer in / I. B. Obot, Ubong M. Edouk and Saviour A. Umoren

    Cosmetics: Active Polymers / Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul and Nattaya Lourith

    Cosmetics: Polymers in / Bhavya M. V., Gowda D. V, Sivadasu Praveen, Nithin Kundachira Subramani and Siddaramaiah Hatna

    Cosmetics: Polymers in Delivery of Actives / Azila Abd. Aziz, Rosnani Hasham and Mariani Abdul Hamid

    Display: Photorefractive Polymers in / Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

    Drug Delivery: Biodegradable Polymers in / Sauraj Singh, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Bijender Kumar, Saleheen Ban, Farha Deeba, Asif Ali and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Drug Delivery: Microencapsulation Techniques for / Mrunal R. Waghulde and Jitendra B. Naik

    Drug Delivery: PLGA-PEG-Based Bioerodable Nanoparticles / Arindam Maity, Debanjana Chakraborty, Kazi Asraf Ali and Sougata Jana

    Drug Delivery: Polymeric Conjugates for Dietary Phytochemicals / Divya Arora and Sundeep Jaglan

    Drug Delivery: Polymeric Membranes for Devices / Zeenat Arif, P.K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhyay and Rajeev Mehta

    Drug Delivery: Polymeric Micelles / Dorota Neugebauer

    Drug Delivery: Polymers and Polymeric Membranes / Shilpa Narang, Zeenat Arif, Rajeev Mehta, P.K. Mishra and S.N. Upadhyay

    Drug Delivery: Polysaccharide-Based Composites / Sougata Jana and Subrata Jana

    Drug Delivery: Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Prodrugs for Cancer / Sauraj, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Farha Deeba, Bijender Kumar and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Drug Delivery: Trends and Future Prospects / Ufana Riaz and Anurakshee Verma

    Electronics: Nonvolatile Memory Technologies / Sreedevi Vallabhapurapu, Shengzhi Dub and Ananthakrishnan Srinivasan

    Electronics: Polymer–Graphene Composites / Seema Ansari and M. N. Muralidharan

    Energy: Conducting Polymers and Conjugated Porous Polymers / Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Navjeet Kaur and Masoud Mozafari

    Energy: Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries / Guang Yang, Youngmin Lee and Qing Wang

    Energy: Polymer Supercapacitors / Anish Benny and Soney C. George

    Energy: Polymer-Functionalized Graphene / Arun K. Nandi, Pousali Chal and Arnab Shit

    Energy: Polymers in Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage / Shahram Mehdipour-Ataei and Zahra Tabatabaei-Yazdi

    Energy: Polymers in the Active Layer of Solar Cells / Bianca P. Santos and Maria de Fatima V. Marques

    Environmental Applications: Biopolymer Sorbents for Heavy Metal Removal / Patrícia Concórdio-Reis and Filomena Freitas

    Environmental Applications: Hydrogels / G. Roshan Deen

    Environmental Applications: Polymers in / Chow Wen Shyang

    Fire Protection: Flame-Retardant Additives and Fillers for Polymers / Hüsnügül Yilmaz Atay

    Fire Protection: Flame-Retardant Epoxy Resins in / Seema Agrawal and Anudeep Kumar Narula

    Fire Protection: Flame-Retardant Polymers in / Ayesha Kausar

    Food Packaging: Cellulose Nanocrystals in / Prodyut Dhar, Chethana Mudenur and Vimal Katiyar

    Food Packaging: Edible Products / Rungsinee Sothornvit

    Food Packaging: Natural and Synthetic Biopolymers / Ruchir Priyadarshi, Anurag Kulshreshtha, Bijender Kumar, Farha Deeba and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Food Packaging: Polyhydroxyalcanoates (PHA) Containing Antimicrobial Additives / C.R. Rech, K.C S. Brabes and S.M. Martelli

    Food Packaging: Polymer Composites / Garima Agrawal and Rahul Agrawal

    Food Packaging: Polymers as Packaging Materials in Food Supply Chains / A B. Hemavathi and H. Siddaramaiah

    Food Packaging: Starch and Non-Starch Blend Films / Hanisah Kamilah, Kaiser Mahmood, Poh Lee-Shang, Syazana Sulaiman, Abdorreza Mohammadi Nafchi, Fazilah Ariffin and Abd Karim Alias

    Food Packaging: Starch-Based Bionanocomposites / Kalyani Prusty and Sarat K. Swain

    Food: Polymers in / Vincent G. Gomes

    Footwear / Saraswathy Gnanasundaram and Mohan Ranganathan

    Fuel Cell: Cellulose-Based Polyelectrolyte Proton Exchange Membranes / Randa E. Khalifa, Tamer M. Tamer, Ahmed M. Omer and Mohamed S. Mohy Eldin

    Fuel Cell: Polymeric Membrane / Saleheen Bano, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Sauraj, Bijender Kumar and Yuvraj Singh Negi

    Furniture: Eco-Friendly Polymer Composites Applications / Md. Shahruzzaman, Shanta Biswas, Md. Minhajul Islam, Md. Sazedul Islam, Md. Shirajur Rahman, Papia Haque and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

    Furniture: Polymers in / Gibin George, Liju Elias and Zhiping Luo

    Healthcare: Polymer as Vital Materials / Abhilasha Mishra, Rajesh Kumar Saini and A.K. Bajpai

    Household Goods: Polymers in / Rupa Bhattacharyya and Sumit Nandi

    Insulators: Polymers for High Voltage Outdoor Use / Anshul Gautampurkar and Prakash Mahanwar

    Laboratory Applications: Polymers in / Oznur Dogan Ulu and Ismail Ozdemir

    Marine Applications / Asit Baran Samui

    Medicines: Polymers for / Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Navjeet Kaur, Bharatraj Singh Rathore, Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi and Masoud Mozafari

    Membrane: Preparation by Nonsolvent-Induced Phase Inversion / Priscila Anadão and Hélio Wiebeck

    Membranes: Graft Modification of Polymers for / A. Bhattacharya, Romil Mehta and Paramita Manna

    Membranes: Hemodialysis Applications / S. Sentilkumar and Noel Jacob Kaleekkal

    Microcapsules Polymeric: Self-Healing Smart Coatings / Mahendra Mahajan and Vikas V. Gite

    Microencapsulation: Phase Change Material in Textile and Building Construction / Arindam Dey, Rekha Gorai and Somenath Ganguly

    Microneedles Arrays: Based on Natural Polymers / Diana Araújo and Filomena Freitas

    Nanocellulose: Environmental and Engineering Applications of / Deepu A. Gopakumar, Avinash R. Pai, Sabu K. T., Sisanth K. S., Sabu Thomas and Yves Grohens

    Nanocellulose: Health Care Applications / Blessy Joseph, Deepu A. Gopakumar, Hanna J. Maria, Jemy James, Yves Grohens, Sabu Thomas and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

    Nanocomposites: Polyamide/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane / Ayesha Kausar, Nabila Badar and Obaid-Ur-Rahman Abid

    Nanocomposites: POSS-Based / Lakshmipriya Somasekharan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal and Sabu Thomas

    Orthopedic Implants: Applications of Bioabsorbable Polymers / Lígia Figueiredo, Frederico Castelo Ferreira, Luís F.V. Pinto, Nuno Ribeiro, Nuno Guitian Oliveira and Alexandra Rodrigues

    Oxo-Biodegradable Polymers / Emo Chiellini, Stefania Cometa and Andrea Corti

    Packaging, Active and Intelligent: Polymer Applications / Panuwat Suppakul

    Packaging: Food Waste Reduction / Sergio Torres-Giner, Luis Gil, Leonor Pascual-Ramírez and José A. Garde-Belza

    Packaging: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in / Pradnya P. Kanekar, Snehal O. Kulkarni and Sagar P. Kanekar

    Packaging: Polymer–Metal-Based Micro and Nanocomposites / Rajesh Kumar Sahoo

    Petroleum Production: Polymers in / Gbenga Folorunso Oluyemi

    Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate): Applications / A. P. Bonartsev

    Polypyrrole: Properties and Application / Amir Reza Sadrolho, Suraya Abdul Rashid and Suhaidi Shafie

    Polyurethanes: Biobased / Dheeraj Ahuja and Anupama Kaushik

    Porous Polymers: Gas Separation and Storage / Fateme Rezaei, Hooman Hosseini, Anirudh Krishnamurthy and Ali A. Rownaghi

    Rapid Prototyping of Microfluidic Devices in Polymers / Zhibin Yan, Mingliang Jin and Lingling Shui

    Rapid Prototyping of Polymeric Biomaterials / Swati Mishra

    Recycling: Converting Waste Plastics to Polyolefin Wax / Apurv Gaidhani and Prakash Mahanwar

    Recycling: Polyurethane Foam Wastes / Mir Mohammad Alavi Nikje and Baharak Pooladian

    Regenerative Medicine: Natural Polymers / Suraj K. Nayak, Shresthaa Patel, Suprio R. Paul, Barbiee Choudhary, Seemadri Subhadarshini, Anshuman K. Sahu, Vinay K. Singh, Arfat Anis and Kunal Pal

    Resorbable Embolics / Lihui Weng and Randy Donelson

    Semiconducting Polymers in Photovoltaics / Veeman Sannasi, Mohan Ramesh and Duraisamy Jeyakumar

    Sensors: Advanced Aptasensors Design / Rinkesh Bhatt, Laxmi P. Bagri, Rajesh Saini and Anil Kumar Bajpai

    Sensors: Ion Sensing Polymers / Tsuyoshi Michinobu and Yang Wang

    Sensors: Natural Polymeric Composites / Ahmet Ulu and Burhan Ates

    Sensors: Polymers in Sensing / Balaprasad Ankamwar and Saee Gharpure

    Sensors: Zeolite–Polymer Composites for Gas Sensing / Muzzaffar Ahmad Mir, Muzzaffar Ahmad Bhat, Shiekh Abdul Majid and Radha Tomar

    Separation: Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in / Lei Yang, Xiaoguang Fan and Jing Zhang

    Separation: Polymers in / Shahram Mehdipour-Ataei and Samal Babanzadeh

    Smart Polymers: Lightweight Composites and Foams Tailored with Magnetic Field / L. Sorrentino, M. D’Auria and D. Davino

    Smart Polymers: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers/ Mónica Díaz-Bao, Rocío Barreiro, Alberto Cepeda and Patricia Regal

    Spin Coated Films of Polymeric Materials / Ayesha Kausar

    Starch: Renewable Source for Thermoplastic / Ridhwan Jumaidina, Salit M. Sapuana, Mohammad Jawaid, Mohammad Ishak and Japar Saharie

    Textile: Fiber Forming Polymers / Mohammad Mahbubul Hassan

    Textile: Flame Retardancy Through Surface Engineering / Giulio Malucelli

    Textile: Polymer-Based Materials / Ayesha Kausar

    Textile: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers in / Desislava Staneva and Ivo Grabchev

    Textile: Substrates Modification by Novel Polymers / Majid Montazer and Tina Harifi

    Textiles: Novel Polymers / Bipin Kumar and Ning Pan

    Textiles: Polymers and Fibers / Xuqing Liu, Xinyi Guan and Hongjun Yu

    Thermogelling Polymers: Biomedical Applications / Gurpreet Kaur, Divya Thakur and Pallavi Bassi

    Tissue Engineering: Polyhydroxyalkanoate-Based Materials and Composites / L. R. Lizarraga-Valderrama, C. Thomas, J. I. Cadiz-Miranda and I. Roy

    Tissue Engineering: Polymeric Dermal Filler / Nattaya Lourith and Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul

    Tissue Engineering: Polymeric Scaffolds for MSC-Based Cartilage / Samaneh Hosseini, Fatemeh Bagheri, Mohammad Amin Shamekhi and Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad

    Tissue Engineering: Polymers in Soft Tissue Cartilage / Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Pradeep Kumar, Yahya E. Choonara amd Viness Pillay

    Tissue Engineering: Thermoplastics for Scaffold / D. Purnima, S. Aparna, Namrata Verma, Karan Khubdikar, Anurag Patil and Anusha Iyangar

    Value-Added Products from Natural Fibers Reinforced Composites / Yasir Beeran Pottathara, Deepu Ambika Gopakumar, Yves Grohens and Sabu Thomas

    Veterinary Medicine: Polymers in / Olufunke Nwosu, Blessing Aderibigbe, Inge-Marie Petzer and Rebone Moerane

    Water Treatment: Metal and Metal Oxide Asymmetric Poly(Ether)Sulfone Nanocomposite Membranes / Behnam Gohari, Kyle Russell, Benjamin Church and Nidal Abu-Zahra

    Water Treatment: Polymers for Coagulation and Flocculation / A.Y. Zahrim, Z.D. Dexter and I. Azreen

    Wholly Aromatic Polyamide-hydrazides / Nadia A. Mohamed


    Munmaya Mishra, Ph.D., is a polymer scientist who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He has been engaged in research, management, technology innovations, and product development. He currently holds research and technical management responsibility at Altria Research Center and  serves as the Editor-in-Chief of three Taylor & Francis’ renowned polymer journals.  He has contributed immensely to multiple aspects of polymer applications, including encapsulation and controlled release technologies. He has authored and coauthored hundreds of scientific articles, is the author or editor of eight books, and holds over 70 US patents, over 50 US patent-pending applications, and over 100 world patents. He has received numerous recognitions and awards. He is the editor-in-chief of the recently published 11-volume Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials and the Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications.  He founded the International Society of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials as well as a scientific meeting titled Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering, which has gained international recognition and is under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.