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Thermoplastic Foam Processing

Principles and Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard Gendron

CRC Press

320 pages | 148 B/W Illus.

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As researchers seek replacements for banned, ozone-depleting foaming agents, the authors of Thermoplastic Foam Processing: Principles and Development strive to develop a better understanding of foaming processes and find solutions for day-to-day practice. This book presents the latest research in foam extrusion and physical foaming agents with a strong focus on the interaction of material components in the foaming process.

As part of the Polymeric Foams series and a companion to the volume, Foam Extrusion: Principles and Practice (2000), the book includes new topics such as polymer blends and mechanical properties, and further develops several vital topics appearing in Foam Extrusion, such as extensional rheology and solubility/diffusivity. The text also addresses factors that affect the critical interaction between polymer and gas in the foaming process, such as polymer plasticization, gas dissolution, phase separation, foaming, and stabilization. Written by experts, the book provides clear information on the mechanisms and the practical conditions experienced during nucleation and cell growth.

In the midst of new research for alternative, environmentally friendly foaming agents, Thermoplastic Foam Processing: Principles and Development gives the reader a clear understanding of the current trends in R & D and an up-to-date review of the state of the art in thermoplastic foam processing. This book provides useful tools for the development and validation of innovative physical foaming agent and polymer combinations for current and future research.

Reviews

"All the subjects are up-to-date, presented at a high level, in a clear way, and contain very useful equations, tables, diagrams, and numerous references. This book is highly recommended to chemists and engineers working in the area of foam processing and to graduate students in the polymer technology field."

- D. Feldman, Concordia University, Polymer News 2005

"Written by experts, the book provides clear information on the mechanisms and the practical conditions experienced during nucleation and cell growth. … [It] gives the reader a clear understanding of the current trends in R & D and an up-to-date review of the state of the art in thermoplastic foam processing. This book provides useful tools for the development and validation of innovative physical foaming agent and polymer combinations for current and future research."

- Apollit

"Overall, this book offers thorough coverage of thermoplastic foams, including selection of blowing agents and process conditions, as well as characterization techniques. Each chapter has copious references for additional information."

-Eric Schoch, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3, June 2006

Table of Contents

Solubility and Diffusivity

Rheological Behavior Relevant to Extrusion Foaming

Polymer Blending Technology in Foam Processing

Research on Alternative Blowing Agents

Investigating Foam Processing

The Relationship between Morphology and Mechanical Properties in Thermoplastic Foams

Index

Contributors:

Martin N. Bureau

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Quebec

Michel F. Champagne

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Quebec

Richard Gendron

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Quebec

A. Victoria Nawaby

Institute for Chemical Processes and Environmental Technology, National Research Council of Canada, Ontario

Jacques Tatibouët

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Quebec

Caroline Vachon

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Quebec

Zhiyi Zhang

Institute for National Measurements Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Ontario

About the Series

Polymeric Foams

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC055000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers