Recent innovations have focused on minimizing the environmental impact of polymeric foams by increasing their biodegradability and reducing or eliminating the use of harmful blowing agents in their development. This series of authoritative reference works covers the latest advancements, regulations, environmental accountability issues, and performance challenges associated with polymeric foams. It features books with a strong balance of industrial and academic contributions from globally known experts. It also strives to include titles that promote innovative technologies with automotive, packaging, insulation, and biomaterials applications, among others.
Cold Hibernated Elastic Memory Structure: Self-Deployable Technology and Its Applications
Polymeric Foams: Science and Technology
Witold M. Sokolowski
December 03, 2018
Cold hibernated elastic memory (CHEM) is an innovative, smart material technology that uses shape memory polymers in open cellular structures. This book extensively describes CHEM self-deployable structures, provides basic property data and characteristics, discusses advantages, and identifies...
October 26, 2016
Polymeric foams are sturdy yet lightweight materials with applications across a variety of industries, from packaging to aerospace. As demand for these materials increase, so does innovation in the development of new processes and products. This book captures the most dynamic advances in processes,...
S.-T. Lee, Chul B. Park
April 07, 2014
Combining the science of foam with the engineering of extrusion processes, Foam Extrusion: Principles and Practice delivers a detailed discussion of the theory, design, processing, and application of degradable foam extraction. In one comprehensive volume, the editors present the collective...
Shau-Tarng Lee, Dieter Peter Klaus Scholz
December 24, 2008
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...
Shau-Tarng Lee, Chul B. Park, N. S. Ramesh
August 21, 2006
Polymers are among the major hallmarks of 20th-century science, and the explosive outgrowth and tremendous importance of polymeric foams is a testament to their amazing versatility and unique properties. With applications from automotive to acoustic and medical, polymeric foams pervade all areas of...
October 28, 2004
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...