1st Edition

Multifunctional Polymeric Foams Advancements and Innovative Approaches

Edited By Soney C. George, Resmi B. P. Copyright 2023
    220 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Polymeric foams or cellular or expanded polymers have characteristics that makes their usage possible for several industrial and household purposes. This book is focused on the recent advancements in the synthesis of polymer foams, various foaming methods, foaming technology, mechanical and physical properties, and the wide variety of its applications. Divided into 11 chapters, it explains empirical models connecting the geometrical structure of foams with their properties including structure-property relations.

    This book:

    • Describes functional foams, their manufacturing methods, properties, and applications
    • Covers various blowing agents, greener methods for foaming, and their emerging applicability
    • Illustrates comparative information regarding polymeric foams and their recent developments with polymer nanocomposite foams
    • Includes applications in mechanical, civil, biomedical, food packaging, electronics, health care industry, and acoustics fields
    • Reviews elastomeric foams and their nanocomposite derivatives

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in materials science, mechanical engineering, and polymer science.

    Chapter 1. Polymeric foams - An Introduction
    Resmi B. P. and Soney C. George

    Chapter 2. Micromechanical modelling of foams
    Anu Sasi, Jobin Jose,  Pradeep Bhaskar, Ratheesh P.M. and Jinu Jacob George

    Chapter 3. Latex-based polymeric foams - Preparation, properties and applications
    Leny Mathew

    Chapter 4. Blended polymeric foams
    Tharun A. Rauf and Athira C. J.

    Chapter 5. Polymer nanocomposite foams as metal ion removers
    Arvil Dasgupta, Souhardya Bera, Arnab Roy, Rishov Kumar Das and Subhasis Roy

    Chapter 6. Polymeric nanocomposite foams in biomedical engineering
    Vipul Agarwal

    Chapter 7. Polymer nanocomposite foams and acoustics
    Benjamin Tawiah, Charles Frimpong, and Bismark Sarkodie

    Chapter 8. An overview about the growing usage of elastomeric foams and nanocomposite derivatives  in the foam market
    Ranimol Stephen

    Chapter 9. Polymeric foams and their nanocomposite derivatives for shock absorption
    Behrad Koohbor and George Youssef

    Chapter 10. An overview on nanoparticles, nanocomposites and emerging applications of polymeric nanocomposite  foams
    Aswathy R.

    Chapter 11. Innovations in polymeric foams and new application opportunities including energy and energy devices
    Nizam P. A. and Sabu Thomas


    Dr. Soney C George, is the Dean Research and Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kerala, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, and a recipient of "best researcher of the year 2018" award from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram, India. He has also received awards such as best faculty award from the Indian Society for Technical Education, best citation award from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, a fast-track award of young scientists by Department of Science & Technology, India, and an Indian Young Scientist Award instituted by the Indian Science Congress Association. He is also a recipient of CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership from Dudley College of Technology, London as part of AICTE-UKIERI Training Programme. He did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Blaise Pascal, France, and Inha University, South Korea. He has guided eight PhD scholars and 102 student projects. He has published and presented almost 240 publications in journals and in conferences and his h-index is 27. His major research fields are polymer nanocomposites, polymer membranes, polymer tribology, pervaporation, and supercapcitors. Besides he took leadership in organizing a sponsored international conference on Engineering Education in association with IEEE International chapter, as well as conferences on development of Nanoscience and Technology. he initiated several lecture series like Issac Newton Lecture Series, ACeNT Lecture Series, and Lecture Series on Nobel Prize Winning Works in order to bring eminent scientists and academicians from India and abroad to the College. Scientists from U.S.A, Malaysia, France, Poland, and South Africa have visited the campus and interacted with students through his networking. Collaborative research work was also initiated between Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, Inha University, South Korea, University of Blasé Pascal, France, Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, CSIR, South Africa, Durham University, United Kingdom.

    Resmi B. P. received her M.Sc Degree from Kerala University, India. She is also having another postgraduate degree in education from Kerala University. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in TKM Institute of Technology, Kollam, Kerala, India in the Dept. of Science and Humanities. She has ten years of experience in teaching chemistry as well as in education. Now she is doing PhD in the area of Polymeric Foams. She has authored a chapter in the book "Applications of multi functional nanomaterials by Elsevier".