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Multifunctional Polymeric Foams
Advancements and Innovative Approaches

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ISBN 9781032111698
February 2, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
240 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Polymeric foams or cellular or expanded polymers have characteristics that makes their usage possible in 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 its wide variety of its applications. Divided into fourteen chapters, it explains empirical models connecting geometrical structure of foams with their properties including structure property relations.


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

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Polymeric foams: Introduction
Resmi BP and Soney C George

Chapter 2. Micromechanical modeling of foams
Anu Sasi, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Mithun Dominic, Jobin Jose,  Pradeep Bhaskar and Jinu Jacob George

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

Chapter 4. Blended polymeric foams
TharunA 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 areas
Vipul Agarwal

Chapter 7. Polymernanocomposite foams and acoustics
Benjamin TAWIAH

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

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

Chapter 10. An overview on Nanoparticles, nanocomposites and emerging applications of polymeric  nanocomposite  foams

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

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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".