Practical Guide to Water-Blown Cellular Polymers by Chris DefonsekaPractical Guide to Water-Blown Cellular Polymers by Chris Defonseka

Practical Guide to Water-Blown Cellular Polymers

byChris Defonseka

Paperback | October 3, 2016

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Cellular polymers or foamed polymers are an important branch of plastics and are an essential part of daily life. Some of the major sectors of use are bedding, automotive, building construction, furniture, sound/thermal insulation, and packaging.

Due to growing global concerns with regard to air pollution, research has led to the fascinating concept of using water as the sole blowing agent to create cellular foams as an alternative to traditional petroleum-based blowing agents (which contribute to air pollution). This strategy has created other possibilities of better and safer foams, and reduced costs are also considerable.

With over 45 years of hands-on experience, the author provides in-depth knowledge of water-blown cellular polymers, from their chemistry to formulation and process methodology to produce quality foams. This exciting new phase of the polymer industry is presented in detail with regard to manufacture of standard foams as well as specialty foams. Such descriptions are based on new and emerging technologies, including the challenges and solutions foam producers must face with formulations as well as recommendations for machinery and equipment.

This is a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the technology required to produce water-blown cellular foams with different polymers to meet market demands. This book provides theoretical and practical information as well as guidance, and is an ideal source of information for libraries, students, teachers, foam producers and entrepreneurs.

Title:Practical Guide to Water-Blown Cellular PolymersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.39 inPublished:October 3, 2016Publisher:Smithers Rapra TechnologyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910242683

ISBN - 13:9781910242681


Table of Contents

  1. What are Polymers?
  2. Cellular Polymers
  3. Water-Blown Cellular Polymers
  4. Processing Methods for Water-Blown Cellular Polymers
  5. Water-Blown Specialty Cellular Foams
  6. Raw Materials, Storage of Materials and Basic Safety Factors
  7. Principles of Foam Productions, Foam Calculations and Foam Formulations
  8. Practical Processing Methods of Water-Blown Cellular Polymers
  9. Recommendations for Process Efficiency
  10. Recycling of Cellular Foam Wastes