Waterborne Polyurethanes (WBPUs): Production, Chemistry and Applications


Abbas Mohammadi, PhD – Assistant Professor of Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000; SCI013080; SCI013040
DOI: 10.52305/WXJW5817

Over the course of fifteen selected chapters, this book explores the production, chemistry, and applications of waterborne polyurethanes (WBPUs). The first chapter is a conceptual introduction to WBPUs, and the following eight chapters cover different kinds of waterborne polyurethanes, such as those made with natural and synthetic polymers, polyurethane/acrylic hybrids, waterborne polyurethane nanocomposites, and even light stimuli responsive and conductive WBPUs. The remaining six chapters cover various applications of WBPUs ranging from textile treatment and food packing to biomedical applications such as drug delivery.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction to Waterborne Polyurethanes
Abbas Mohammadi, Mahtab Eslamieh and Saman Abrishamkar
Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, I.R. Iran  

Chapter 2. Waterborne Polyurethanes Blends with Natural Polymers
Nadia Akram1, Khawaja Taimoor Rashid1, Tanzeel Munawar1, Khalid Mahmood Zia1, Muhammad Usman1 and Abbas Mohammadi2
1Department of Chemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, I.R. Iran 

Chapter 3. Waterborne Polyurethanes Blends with Synthetic Polymers
Amir Rostami1, PhD, Ali Yadegari1, PhD, and Mohsen Shahrousvand2, PhD
1Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum, Gas, and Petrochemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
2Caspian Faculty of Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Rezvanshahr, Iran 

Chapter 4. Waterborne Polyurethanes/Acrylic Hybrids
Abbas Mohammadi, Alireza Fatahi and Hossein Abdolvand
Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran  

Chapter 5. Waterborne Polyurethanes Nanocomposites
Aziz Ahmadi-khaneghah1, Athar Heydari2 and Ebrahim Dashtrazmi3
1School of Chemistry, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
3Laboratory of Sabalan Petrochemical Company, Asaluyeh, Iran 

Chapter 6. Superhydrophobic Waterborne Polyurethanes
Reza Darvishi1 , Fatemeh Naderi Samani2 and Ali Moshkriz3
1Department of Gas and Petroleum, Yasouj University, Gachsaran, Iran
2Department of Polymer Engineering and Color Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, Iran 

Chapter 7. Conductive Waterborne Polyurethanes
Mahsa Ghasri1, Alireza Mouraki2, Hassan Fattahi1 and Mehrzad Mortezaei1
1Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Surface Coatings and Corrosion, Institute for Color Science and Technology (ICST), Tehran, Iran 

Chapter 8. Light-Stimuli Responsive Waterborne Polyurethanes
Andrea Rodríguez Garza1, Gabriel Alejandro Nagore Zavaleta1, Farhan Haider1, Abbas Mohammadi2 and Saeed Beigi-Boroujeni1
1School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico
2Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran 

Chapter 9. Waterborne Polyurethane Adhesives
Hengameh Honarkar1, Alireza Fatahi2 and Abbas Mohammadi2
1Polyurethane and Advanced Polymers Department, Faculty of Science, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran 

Chapter 10. Waterborne Polyurethane in Textiles Treatment
Antonella Patti1 and Domenico Acierno2
1Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
2Regional Center of Competence New Technologies for Productive Activities Scarl, Naples, Italy

Chapter 11. Waterborne Polyurethanes in Food Packaging
Golnaz Heidari
CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, Department of Modern Mechanics and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China 

Chapter 12. Waterborne Polyurethanes in Biomedical Applications
Garima Malik1,3, Prinsy Rana1,3, Preety Sharma1,2 and Arun Kumar1
1Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
2Government Pharmacy College, Nagrota Bhagwan, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
3M.M. College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed To Be University), Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India 

Chapter 13. Waterborne Polyurethanes in Targeted Drug Delivery
Sakineh Hajebi and Hassan Fattahi
Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Chapter 14. Antibacterial Coatings Based on Waterborne Polyurethanes
Salmiah Jamal Mat Rosid1, Sarina Mat Rosid2, Wan Nazwanie Wan Abdullah3 and Nur Atiqah Nasir4
1Unisza Science and Medicine Foundation Centre, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
2Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
3School of Chemical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
4Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Chapter 15. Anti-Corrosion Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings
Abbas Mohammadi1, Dina Hosseini1, Mohammad Reza Sarfjoo2 and Razieh Mirsafaei3
1Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
3Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy and Novel Drug Delivery Systems Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


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