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The Polyurethanes Book / Edition 1
     

The Polyurethanes Book / Edition 1

by David Randall
 

ISBN-10: 0470850418

ISBN-13: 9780470850411

Pub. Date: 05/09/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Since the first Polyurethanes book was published in 1987, and reprinted with updates in 1990, the world of polyurethanes has changed dramatically. This edition has been completely re-structured, re-written and enlarged by approximately 50%. It provides a greater focus on the whole range of components used to produce polyurethanes, a more detailed analysis of

Overview

Since the first Polyurethanes book was published in 1987, and reprinted with updates in 1990, the world of polyurethanes has changed dramatically. This edition has been completely re-structured, re-written and enlarged by approximately 50%. It provides a greater focus on the whole range of components used to produce polyurethanes, a more detailed analysis of environmental issues and extended views on the applications for polyurethanes.
As with the previous editions, this book provides a comprehensive survey of these remarkable materials, again presented in a readable manner, and continues to provide both an easily-understood introduction for those with limited knowledge of chemistry as well as detailed coverage for the more chemically-minded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470850411
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2003
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
8.07(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.62(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to polyurethanes.

2. The global polyurethanes market.

3. The life-cycle of polyurethanes.

4. Product Stewardship.

5. Isocyanates.

6. Polyols.

7. Outline of polyurethane chemistry.

8. Blowing agents.

9. Catalysts.

10. Additives.

11. Introduction to flexible foams.

12. Moulded foams for automotive seating, sound insulation and furniture.

13. Slabstock foams.

14. Technical foams and applications.

15. Introduction to rigid foams.

16. Appliances.

17. Construction.

18. Other construction applications.

19. Introduction to elastomers.

20. Elastomers for footwear applications.

21. Thermoplastic polyurethanes.

22. Other two-component elastomers.

23. Introduction to coatings, adhesives, sealants and encapsulants.

24. Coatings.

25. Adhesives.

26 Wood adhesives.

27. Sealants and encapsulants.

28. Introduction to polyurethane composites.

29. Polyurethane composite technology.

30. The use of polyurethane composites in automotive applications.

Appendix 1: Calculations.

Appendix 2: Conversion factors.

Appendix 3: Physical properties of isocyanates.

Index.

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