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Handbook of polymer foams

Author: David Eaves
Publisher: Shawbury : Rapra Technology, 2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Eaves
ISBN: 1859573886 9781859573884
OCLC Number: 56454983
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: editor: David Eaves.

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http://www.chemtec.org/books/rap/rap_189.html Table of Contents Preface 1 Foam Fundamentals (David Eaves, Independent Consultant) 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Foam Structure 1.3 Foam Properties 1.3.1 Compression Properties 1.3.2 Energy Absorption Properties 1.3.3 Thermal Properties References 2 Blowing Agents (Sachida Singh, Huntsman Polyurethanes) 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Physical Blowing Agents 2.2.1 Selection Criteria for Physical Blowing Agents 2.2.2 Halogenated Hydrocarbons 2.2.3 Hydrocarbons (HC) 2.2.4 Inert Gases 2.2.5 Other Physical Blowing Agents 2.2.6 Blends of Physical Blowing Agents 2.2.7 Encapsulated Physical Blowing Agents 2.2.8 Physical Blowing Agent by Foam Type and Application 2.3 Chemical Blowing Agents 2.3.1 Selection Criteria for Chemical Blowing Agent 2.3.2 Exothermic CBA 2.3.3 Endothermic CBA 2.3.4 Endo/Exo Blends References 3 Expanded Polystyrene: Development, Processing, Applications and Key Issues (Andrew Barnetson, BPF) 3.1 Introduction 3.1.1 Development of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) 3.2 Manufacture of Expanded Polystyrene Mouldings 3.3 Applications for Expanded Polystyrene Packaging 3.3.1 Packaging 3.3.2 Construction 3.3.3 Other Applications 3.3.4 Novel Applications 3.4 Properties of EPS 3.4.1 Mechanical Performance 3.4.2 Thermal Insulation 3.4.3 Chemical Properties 3.4.4 Recent Research on Properties of EPS: Value for Fruit and Vegetables 3.5 Global Structure of Markets and Companies 3.5.1 Europe 3.5.2 Asia 3.5.3 USA 3.6 Key Issues Facing the EPS Industry 3.6.1 Fire 3.6.2 Recycling 3.6.2 Alternatives to Mechanical Recycling Further Information 4 Rigid Polyurethane Foams (David Eaves, Independent Consultant) 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Materials 4.2.1 Polyols 4.2.2 Isocyanates 4.2.3 Blowing Agents 4.2.4 Other Additives 4.3 Manufacturing Processes for Rigid Polyurethane Foam 4.4 Recycling Processes for Rigid Polyurethane Foam 4.5 Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foams 4.6 Applications 4.6.1 Applications in Construction 4.6.2 Applications in the Appliance Industry References 5 Flexible Polyurethane Foam (Tyler Housel, Inolex Chemical Company) 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Chemistry 5.3 Starting Materials 5.3.1 Isocyanate 5.3.2 Polyol 5.3.3 Water 5.3.4 Surfactant 5.3.5 Catalyst 5.3.6 Colorants 5.3.7 Antioxidants 5.3.8 Light Stabilisers 5.3.9 Flame Retardants 5.3.10 Adhesion Promoters 5.3.11 Other Additives 5.4 The Foaming Process 5.4.1 Raw Material Conditioning 5.4.2 Mixing 5.4.3 Growth 5.4.4 Cell Opening 5.4.5 Cure 5.5 Manufacturing Equipment 5.5.1 Storage and Delivery 5.5.2 Mixing 5.5.3 Foam Rise and Cure 5.5.4 Innovations 5.6 Foam Characterisation 5.6.1 Density 5.6.2 Hardness 5.6.3 Resilience 5.6.4 Porosity 5.6.5 Strength Properties 5.6.6 Cell Structure 5.6.7 Environmental Stability 5.6.8 Fatigue 5.6.9 Compression Set 5.6.10 Flammability 5.7 FPF Markets 5.7.1 Transportation 5.7.2 Comfort 5.7.3 Carpet Cushion 5.7.4 Packaging 5.7.5 Specialty Applications 5.8 Environmental Issues 5.9 Organisations References 6 Rigid PVC Foam (Noreen Thomas, University of Loughborough) 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Foam Extrusion 6.2.1 Basic Principles 6.2.2 Extrusion Processes 6.2.3 Effect of Processing Conditions 6.3 Foam Formulation Technology 6.3.1 Blowing Agents 6.3.2 Processing Aids 6.3.3 Type of PVC 6.3.4 Stabilisers 6.3.5 Lubricants 6.3.6 Typical Formulations 6.4 Properties 6.5 Novel Processes and Applications 6.5.1 Recycling 6.5.2 Microcellular Foam 6.5.3 Foamed Composites 6.6 Summary References 7 Flexible PVC Foams (Chris Howick, EVC) 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Flexible Foam Types and PVC Types 7.2.1 Flexible Foams Based on Suspension PVC 7.2.2 Flexible Foams Based on Dispersion or Paste Resins 7.2.3 Chemically Blown Foams from PVC Plastisols: Fundamentals 7.2.4 PVC Resins used in Plastisol Foam Formation 7.2.5 Mineral Fillers 7.2.6 Pigments 7.2.7 Liquid Plasticiser 7.2.8 Blowing Agent Type and Level 7.3 Products Utilising Foamed Plastisols 7.3.1 Floorings and Carpet Backings 7.3.2 Wallcoverings 7.3.3 Synthetic Leather 7.3.4 General Foams References 8 Polyolefin Foams (David Eaves, Independent Consultant) 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 8.2.1 Extruded Non-Crosslinked Foam 8.2.2 Expanded (Non-Crosslinked) Polyolefin Beads 8.2.3 Extruded Crosslinked Foam - Processes 8.2.4 Press Moulded Crosslinked Foam Process 8.2.5 Injection Moulded Foam Process 8.2.6 The Nitrogen Autoclave Process 8.2.7 Recycling Processes 8.2.8 Post Manufacturing Operations 8.3 Properties of Polyolefin Foams 8.4 Applications 8.5 Foam Specifications 8.5.1 Packaging 8.5.2 Automotive 8.5.3 Furnishings 8.5.4 Buoyancy 8.5.5 Aerospace 8.5.6 Construction 8.5.7 Toys 8.5.8 Food contact 8.6 Markets References 9 Latex Foam (Rani Joseph, Cochin University) 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Dunlop Process 9.2.1 Batch Process 9.2.2 Selecting a Formulation for Latex Compounds 9.2.3 Selection of Other Compounding Ingredients 9.2.4 Continuous Process for Latex Foam Production 9.3 Talalay Process 9.4 Trouble Shooting in Latex Foam Manufacture 9.5 Testing 9.5.1 Compression Set 9.5.2 Indentation Hardness 9.5.3 Flexing Resistance 9.5.4 Density 9.5.5 Metallic Impurities 9.6 Important Uses of Latex Foam 9.6.1 Transportation 9.6.2 Furniture 9.6.3 Special Uses References 10 Microcellular Foams (Vipin Kumar, University of Washington & Krishna Nadella, University of Washington) 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Processing of Microcellular Foams 10.2.1 The Solid-State Batch Process 10.2.2 The Semi-Continuous Process 10.2.3 Extrusion and other Processing Methods 10.3 Properties of Microcellular Foams 10.4 Current Research Directions 10.4.1 Microcellular Materials for Construction 11.4.2 Open-Cell (Porous) Microcellular Foams 10.4.3 Sub-Micron Foams and Nanofoams 10.5 Commercial Opportunities References

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