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Integral/Structural Polymer Foams

Technology, Properties and Applications

  • Fjodor A. Shutov
  • Editors
  • G. Henrici-Olivé
  • S. Olivé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. General Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 3-12
    3. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 13-25
  3. Integral Polymer Foam Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 29-46
    3. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 47-58
    4. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 59-70
    5. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 71-80
    6. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 81-91
    7. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 92-110
    8. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 111-122
    9. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 123-130
    10. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 131-137
    11. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 138-150
  4. Integral Polymer Foam Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 153-188
    3. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 189-201
    4. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 202-210
    5. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 211-218
    6. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 219-226
    7. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 227-231
    8. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 232-236
    9. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 237-241
  5. Calculation, Design and Marketing Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 245-259
    3. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 260-264
    4. Fjodor A. Shutov, G. Henrici-Olivé, S. Olivé
      Pages 265-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-297

About this book

Introduction

Integral, or structural, foams are one of the most remarkable materials that have been developed over the last fifteen years. As with all rapidly growing fields, the terminology seems to have grown even faster. Thus there are two names for the material structure itself. In the United States and in Japan the term for these plastics is Structural Foams, whereas in Europe and the USSR the term used is usually Integral Foams. We have adhered to the European term in the text and hope our colleagues will bear with us. Integral foams have a specific structure: a cellular core that gradually turns into a solid skin. The skin gives the part its form and stiffness, while the cellular core contributes to the very high strength-to-weight values of the material. These are higher than those of some unfoamed plastics and metals. The sandwich-like structure with its unique mechanical properties was prompted by nature. Wood and bone are strong and light-weight natural materials having a cellular structure. Since the sandwich-like structure of the integral foams resembles that of natural wood, the foams are often referred to as artifical wood or plastic wood, thereby emphasizing not only the formal structural similarity of these materials, but also one of the main functional applications of integral foams - replacement of wooden articles in various fields of engineering and construction.

Keywords

Copolymer Foam Integral Polycarbonat Polyolefin Polyurethan fields high pressure injection mechanical property metals plastics polymer structure wood

Authors and affiliations

  • Fjodor A. Shutov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Processing, Polymer FacultyMendeleev Institute of Chemistry and TechnologyMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02486-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02488-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02486-7
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