Polyurethane and related foams: chemistry and technology
By Dr. Kaneyoshi Ashida, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2007, 155 p., hardcover, 130.40 EUR (incl. 7 % VAT), ISBN 1-58716-159-1
The book classifies the chemistry and processing of flexible foams, rigid foams, fibres, films, resins, elastomers, coatings, sealants, and other PU products. It discusses the synthesis of foams using multiple-step reactions, catalysts, blowing agents, polyols, and other starting materials and examines reactions and processing methods used to improve strength, flexibility, thermal stability, fire-resistance, and other properties in foam products. It highlights the development of next-generation blowing agents including HFCs, C5-hydrocarbons, water, and liquid CO2. Special emphasis is put on the technological advances and continuing research driven by environmental, safety, and quality demands.