Explores the Latest Developments in Polymeric Foams
Since the 1960s polymeric foams have grown into a solid industry that affects almost every aspect of modern life. The industry has weathered the energy crisis in the 70s, ozone issues in the 80s, and recycle/reuse in the 90s. However, the pace of development and social climate is rapidly changing again, putting the spotlight even more firmly on performance, sustainable resources, and energy security.
Coverage of New Products, Technologies, and Regulations
Exploring new concepts, innovations, and developments in the field, Polymeric Foams: Technology and Development in Regulation, Process, and Products provides an international perspective on the direction of foam technologies and applications, focusing on the progress in blowing agent research and hydrofluorocarbons for the polyurethane foam industry. The text covers new foam products, including PP/PS interpolymer, nano-, and biodegradable foams. It also examines new technologies, such as injection foam molding and PVC foam; industry and environmental regulations; and research on foam performance, emission impact, and economic effects.
Clearly Follows the Development Process
As in most fields these days, efforts to be environmentally friendly and achieve enhanced performance for specialty applications drive research and development. Presenting a clear picture of the development process, this book covers not only new directions in the industry, but how they will impact current and future development.
Table of Contents
History and Trends of Polymeric Foams: From Process/Product to Performance/Regulation, S. T. Lee
Development of Endothermic Chemical Foaming/Nucleation Agent and Its Processes, D.P.K. Scholz
Foam Extrusion using Carbon Dioxide as a Blowing Agent, W. Michaeli, D. Kropp, R. Heinz, and H. Schumacher
Processes and Process Analysis of Foam Injection Molding with Physical Blowing Agents, W. Michaeli, A. Cramer, and L. Flórez
Foaming Analysis of Poly( -Caprolactone) and Poly(Lactic Acid) and Their Nanocomposites, E. Di Maio and S. Iannace
Nanostructure Development and Foam Processing in Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, M. Okamoto
New Material Developments from the Nitrogen Autoclave Process, N. Witten
Polystyrene Foam and Its Improvement in Vacuum Insulated Panel Insulation, C.-M. Wong