Polymeric Foams: Innovations in Technologies and Environmentally Friendly Materials offers the latest in technology and environmental innovations within the field of polymeric foams. It outlines how application-focused research in polymeric foam can continue to improve living quality and enhance social responsibility.
- Addresses technological innovations including those in bead foams, foam injection molding, foams in tissue engineering, foams in insulation, and silicon rubber foam
- Discusses environmentally friendly innovations in PET foam, degradable and renewable foam, and physical blowing agents
- Describes principles as well as applications from internationally recognized foam experts
This work is aimed at researchers and industry professionals across chemical, mechanical, materials, polymer engineering, and anyone else developing and applying these advanced polymeric materials.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Modification of Rheological Responses under Elongational Flow. 3. Bead Foams. 4. Foam Injection Molding. 5. High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding of Polylactide/Nano-Fibril Composites with Mold Opening. 6. Foams in Tissue Engineering. 7. Foam in Insulation. 8. Advancement in Foam Injection Molding. 9. Silicone Foams: A World Different from Other Foams. 10. Lab Analysis of Melt-Foaming Behaviors of Long-Chain Branched Polyethylene Terephthalate Using Supercritical: CO2 as Blowing Agent. 11. Extrusion Foam of Polylactic Acid Using Stereocomplex Crystals. 12. Nanocellular Polymers.
Shau-Tarng Lee received his Ph.D from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, and joined Sealed Air Corporation, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA in foam research and product, process, and technology development as development engineer, before becoming R&D director and, at present, research fellow. He has over 100 publications including 27 patents. He has been elected fellow by SPE and inducted into Sealed Air Corporation’s inventor hall of fame. The author and editor of five foam books published by CRC Press, he serves as co-editor-in-chief for Journal of Cellular Plastics and the principal editor for Foam Update.