Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook

Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook

The Handbook is divided into four sections: Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels, Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, and Hydrogels with Unique Properties.

Author: Raphael M. Ottenbrite

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144195919X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains which can produce a colloidal gel containing over 99 per cent water. The superabsorbency and permeability of naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels give this class of materials an amazing array of uses. These uses range from wound dressings and skin grafts to oxygen-permeable contact lenses to biodegradable delivery systems for drugs or pesticides and scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook provides a comprehensive description of this diverse class of materials, covering both synthesis and properties and a broad range of research and commercial applications. The Handbook is divided into four sections: Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels, Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, and Hydrogels with Unique Properties. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and applications of a diverse class of materials Includes both naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels Edited and written by world leaders in the field.
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Gels Handbook Fundamentals Properties Applications In 3 Volumes

Gels Handbook  Fundamentals  Properties  Applications  In 3 Volumes

N. A. Peppas et al., Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook. NewYork:
Springer (2010). A. Sannino, C. Demitri, and M. Madaghiele, Biodegradable
cellulose-based hydrogels: Design and applications. Materials, 2(2), 353–373 (
2009).

Author:

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814656122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1172

View: 237

Hydrogels are made from a three-dimensional network of cross linked hydrophilic polymers or colloidal particles that contain a large fraction of water. In recent years, hydrogels have attracted significant attention for a variety of applications in biology and medicine. This has resulted in significant advances in the design and engineering of hydrogels to meet the needs of these applications. This handbook explores significant development of hydrogels from characterization and applications. Volume 1 covers state-of-art knowledge and techniques of fundamental aspects of hydrogel physics and chemistry with an eye on bioengineering applications. Volume 2 explores the use of hydrogels in the interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering. Lastly volume 3 focuses on two important aspects of hydrogels, that is, drug delivery and biosensing. Contains 50 colour pages.
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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science

Hydrogels for tissue engineering applications. In: Ottenbrite, R.M., Park, K.,
Okano, T. (Eds.), Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook. Springer, New
York, NY, pp. 203–226. Kaneko, Y., Saki, K., Kikuchi, A., Sakurai, Y., Okano, T.,
1996.

Author: William R Wagner

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128161388

Category: Medical

Page: 1616

View: 480

The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip. Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation, and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement. In response to customer feedback, the new edition also features consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Biomaterials Science, 4th edition is an important update to the best-selling text, vital to the biomaterials’ community. The most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine and much more. Online chapter exercises available for each chapter
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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science

In R. M. Ottenbrite, K. Park, & T. Okano (Eds.), Biomedical Applications of
Hydrogels Handbook (pp. 375–392). New York, NY: Springer. Murosaki, T., &
Gong, J. P. (2010). Double Network Hydrogels as Tough, Durable Tissue
Substitutes.

Author: Buddy D. Ratner

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080877808

Category: Medical

Page: 1573

View: 630

The revised edition of this renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. Over 29,000 copies sold, this is the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials: "the only such text that currently covers this area comprehensively" - Materials Today Edited by four of the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and expanded, key new topics include of tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and new clinical applications, with new teaching and learning material throughout, case studies and a downloadable image bank
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Interpenetrating Polymer Network Biomedical Applications

Interpenetrating Polymer Network  Biomedical Applications

Acta Biomater 20:10–21 Vaghani SS, Patel MM (2011) pH-sensitive hydrogels
based on semi-interpenetrating network (semi-IPN) of chitosan and ... In:
Ottenbrite RM, Park K, Okano T (eds) Biomedical applications of hydrogels
handbook.

Author: Sougata Jana

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811502835

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 717

The book focuses on novel interpenetrating polymer network (IPN)/semi-IPN technologies for drug delivery and biomedical applications. The dynamism of the design and development of interpenetrating network polymers is based on their ability to provide free volume for the easy encapsulation of drugs in the three-dimensional network structure obtained by cross-linking two or more polymer networks. Natural polymer-based IPNs can deliver drugs at a controlled rate over an extended period of time, while novel IPNs ensure better mechanical strength and sustained/ controlled drug-delivery properties. This book presents an overview of the use of this technology to fabricate nanomedicine, hydrogels, nanoparticles, and microparticles, thereby unlocking IPN’s potential in the area of drug delivery and biomedical engineering. It also discusses applications of IPN systems in cancer therapy and tissue engineering, and describes the various IPN systems and their wide usage and applications in drug delivery.
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Nanobiomaterials Handbook

Nanobiomaterials Handbook

Because of their versatility, they are poised to play a central role in nanobiotechnology and make significant contributions to biomedical research and healthcare. Nanobio

Author: Balaji Sitharaman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420094671

Category: Medical

Page: 737

View: 297

Nanobiomaterials exhibit distinctive characteristics, including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, which make them suitable for a variety of biological applications. Because of their versatility, they are poised to play a central role in nanobiotechnology and make significant contributions to biomedical research and healthcare. Nanobio
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Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

While the prevalence of plastics and elastomers in medical devices is now quite well known, there is less information available covering the use of medical devices and the applications of polymers beyond medical devices, such as in ...

Author: Kayvon Modjarrad

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323221696

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 584

While the prevalence of plastics and elastomers in medical devices is now quite well known, there is less information available covering the use of medical devices and the applications of polymers beyond medical devices, such as in hydrogels, biopolymers and silicones beyond enhancement applications, and few books in which these are combined into a single reference. This book is a comprehensive reference source, bringing together a number of key medical polymer topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those currently developing new medical devices or seeking more information about current and future applications. In addition to a broad range of applications, the book also covers clinical outcomes and complications arising from the use of the polymers in the body, giving engineers a vital insight into the real world implications of the devices they’re creating. Regulatory issues are also covered in detail. The book also presents the latest developments on the use of polymers in medicine and development of nano-scale devices. Gathers discussions of a large number of applications of polymers in medicine in one place Provides an insight into both the legal and clinical implications of device design Relevant to industry, academic and medical professionals Presents the latest developments in the field, including medical devices on a nano-scale
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Handbook of Active Materials for Medical Devices

Handbook of Active Materials for Medical Devices

This book covers biodevices, mainly implantable or quirurgical, for the diagnosis or treatment of different pathologies, which benefit from the use of active materials as sensors or actuators.

Author: Andres Diaz Lantada

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789814303354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 850

This book covers biodevices, mainly implantable or quirurgical, for the diagnosis or treatment of different pathologies, which benefit from the use of active materials as sensors or actuators. Such active or "intelligent" materials are capable of responding in a controlled way to different external physical or chemical stimuli by changing some of their properties. These materials can be used to design and develop sensors, actuators, and multifunctional systems with a large number of applications for developing biodevices and medical appliances. Current work on these fields entails problems related to synthesis, characterization, modeling, simulation, processing, and prototyping technologies, as well as device testing and validation, all of which are treated in depth in this book, for the several types of active or intelligent materials covered. The research presented in this book helps further development of medical devices, based on the additional functionalities that the use of active or "intelligent" materials, both as sensors and actuators, supplies. The main results exposed may help with the industrial expansion of this kind of materials as part of more complex systems.
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Handbook of Membrane Separations

Handbook of Membrane Separations

Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Biotechnological Applications Anil Kumar
Pabby, Syed S.H. Rizvi, Ana Maria Sastre ... Hydrogels have been extensively
studied for biomedical applications where their hydrophilic properties and ...

Author: Anil Kumar Pabby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420009484

Category: Science

Page: 1184

View: 394

The Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnological Applications provides detailed information on membrane separation technologies as they have evolved over the past decades. To provide a basic understanding of membrane technology, this book documents the developments dealing with these technologies. It explo
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Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers, the seventh volume in the Drug Delivery and Targeting book series, provides a source manual for synthetic procedures, properties and applications of bioerodible polymers.

Author: Abraham J. Domb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420049364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 911

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers, the seventh volume in the Drug Delivery and Targeting book series, provides a source manual for synthetic procedures, properties and applications of bioerodible polymers. The authors describe widely available materials such as polyactides, collagen and gelatin, as well as polymers of emerging importance, such as the genetically-engineered and elastin-based polymers which are either proprietary or in early stages of development. Section I addresses synthetic absorbable polymers, and Section 2 profiles natural, semi-synthetic and biosynthetic polymers. Section 3 discusses the surface characterization of degradable polymers, the modeling of biodegradation and non-medical polymers. This book is ideal for researchers from academia and industry as well as chemists, pharmacists and physicians who deal with biopolymers, drug delivery and targeting, bioengineering and implantable devices.
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Biomedical Engineering Handbook 2

Biomedical Engineering Handbook 2

Hydrogels based on water-soluble poly(ether urethanes) derived from L-lysine
and poly(ethylene glycol). ... New polyethylene glycols for biomedical
applications. ACS Symp ... 73. 110-12 The Biomedical Engineering Handbook,
Second Edition.

Author: Joseph D. Bronzino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354066808X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

View: 256

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Biomaterials Fabrication and Processing Handbook

Biomaterials Fabrication and Processing Handbook

Focusing on a lucrative and increasingly important area of biomedicine, the Biomaterials Fabrication and Processing Handbook brings together various biomaterials production and processing aspects, including tissue engineering scaffold ...

Author: Paul K. Chu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849379741

Category: Medical

Page: 720

View: 166

Focusing on a lucrative and increasingly important area of biomedicine, the Biomaterials Fabrication and Processing Handbook brings together various biomaterials production and processing aspects, including tissue engineering scaffold materials, drug delivery systems, nanobiomaterials, and biosensors. With contributions from renowned international experts and extensive reference lists in each chapter, the volume provides detailed, practical information to produce and use biomaterials. The different facets of biomaterials technology are split into four sections in the book— Part I The development of new materials and devices capable of interacting specifically with biological tissues and the preparation of scaffolds using materials with appropriate composition and structure Part II The necessary materials to create a drug delivery system capable of controlled release and the incorporation of drug reservoirs into implantable devices for sustained controlled release Part III The significant role nanotechnology plays in the biomedical and biotechnology fields Part IV More biomaterials, including synthetic and natural degradable polymeric biomaterials, electroactive polymers as smart materials, and biomaterials for gastrointestinal and cartilage repair and reconstruction
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties

Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties

This Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties will be the first single reference work that brings together the various properties with wide breadth and scope.

Author: Bharat Bhushan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642311079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1463

View: 606

Nanomaterials attract tremendous attention in recent researches. Although extensive research has been done in this field it still lacks a comprehensive reference work that presents data on properties of different Nanomaterials. This Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties will be the first single reference work that brings together the various properties with wide breadth and scope.
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Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook Volume 1

Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook  Volume 1

Some common plastics used in biomedical applications are polymethyl
methacrylate for intraocular lenses, braided ... in 25 percent of all
pharmaceuticals.1 Hydrogels are another class of polymer that has many
biomedical applications.

Author: Myer Kutz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071704731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

View: 475

A State-of-the-Art Guide to Biomedical Engineering and Design Fundamentals and Applications The two-volume Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook, Second Edition offers unsurpassed coverage of the entire biomedical engineering field, including fundamental concepts, design and development processes, and applications. This landmark work contains contributions on a wide range of topics from nearly 80 leading experts at universities, medical centers, and commercial and law firms. Volume 1 focuses on the basics of biomedical engineering, including biomedical systems analysis, biomechanics of the human body, biomaterials, and bioelectronics. Filled with more than 500 detailed illustrations, this superb volume provides the foundational knowledge required to understand the design and development of innovative devices, techniques, and treatments. Volume 1 covers: Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Systems Bioheat Transfer Physical and Flow Properties of Blood Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange Biomechanics of the Respiratory Muscles Biomechanics of Human Movement Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System Biodynamics Bone Mechanics Finite Element Analysis Vibration, Mechanical Shock, and Impact Electromyography Biopolymers Biomedical Composites Bioceramics Cardiovascular Biomaterials Dental Materials Orthopaedic Biomaterials Biomaterials to Promote Tissue Regeneration Bioelectricity Biomedical Signal Analysis Biomedical Signal Processing Intelligent Systems and Bioengineering BioMEMS
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Biomedical Engineering Design Handbook Volumes I and II

Biomedical Engineering   Design Handbook  Volumes I and II

Some common plastics used in biomedical applications are polymethyl
methacrylate for intraocular lenses, braided ... 25 percent of all pharmaceuticals.1
Hydrogels are another class of polymer that has many biomedical applications.

Author: Myer Kutz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071704724

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

View: 504

A State-of-the-Art Guide to Biomedical Engineering and Design Fundamentals and Applications The two-volume Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook, Second Edition offers unsurpassed coverage of the entire biomedical engineering field, including fundamental concepts, design and development processes, and applications. This landmark work contains contributions on a wide range of topics from nearly 80 leading experts at universities, medical centers, and commercial and law firms. Volume 1 focuses on the basics of biomedical engineering, including biomedical systems analysis, biomechanics of the human body, biomaterials, and bioelectronics. Filled with more than 500 detailed illustrations, this superb volume provides the foundational knowledge required to understand the design and development of innovative devices, techniques, and treatments. Volume 2 provides timely information on breakthrough developments in medical device design, diagnostic equipment design, surgery, rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics design, and clinical engineering. Filled with more than 400 detailed illustrations, this definitive volume examines cutting-edge design and development methods for innovative devices, techniques, and treatments. Volume 1 covers: Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Systems Bioheat Transfer Physical and Flow Properties of Blood Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange Biomechanics of the Respiratory Muscles Biomechanics of Human Movement Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System Biodynamics Bone Mechanics Finite Element Analysis Vibration, Mechanical Shock, and Impact Electromyography Biopolymers Biomedical Composites Bioceramics Cardiovascular Biomaterials Dental Materials Orthopaedic Biomaterials Biomaterials to Promote Tissue Regeneration Bioelectricity Biomedical Signal Analysis Biomedical Signal Processing Intelligent Systems and Bioengineering BioMEMS Volume 2 covers: Medical Product Design FDA Medical Device Requirements Cardiovascular Devices Design of Respiratory Devices Design of Artificial Kidneys Design of Controlled-Release Drug Delivery Systems Sterile Medical Device Package Development Design of Magnetic Resonance Systems Instrumentation Design for Ultrasonic Imaging The Principles of X-Ray Computed Tomography Nuclear Medicine Imaging Instrumentation Breast Imaging Systems Surgical Simulation Technologies Computer-Integrated Surgery and Medical Robotics Technology and Disabilities Applied Universal Design Design of Artificial Arms and Hands for Prosthetic Applications Design of Artificial Limbs for Lower Extremity Amputees Wear of Total Knee and Hip Joint Replacements Home Modification Design Intelligent Assistive Technology Rehabilitators Risk Management in Healthcare Technology Planning for Healthcare Institutions Healthcare Facilities Planning Healthcare Systems Engineering Enclosed Habitat Life Support
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Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Biodegradable Materials

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials  Biodegradable Materials

Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 5th volume Handbook is solely focused on Biodegradable Materials.

Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119224389

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

View: 961

The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 5th volume Handbook is solely focused on Biodegradable Materials. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: Rice husk and its composites; biodegradable composites based on thermoplastic starch and talc nanoparticles; recent progress in biocomposites of biodegradable polymer; microbial polyesters: production and market; biodegradable and bio absorbable materials for osteosynthesis applications; biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering; composites based on hydroxyapatite and biodegradable polylactide; biodegradable composites; development of membranes from bio-based materials and their applications; green biodegradable composites based on natural fibers; fully biodegradable all-cellulose composites; natural fiber composites with bio-derivative and/or degradable polymers; synthetic biodegradable polymers for bone tissue engineering; polysaccharides as green biodegradable platforms for building-up electroactive composite materials; biodegradable polymer blends and composites from seaweeds; biocomposites scaffolds derived from renewable resources for bone tissue repair ; pectin-based composites; recent advances in conductive composites based on biodegradable polymers for regenerative medicine applications; biosynthesis of PHAs and their biomedical applications; biodegradable soy protein isolate/poly (vinyl alcohol) packaging films and biodegradability of bio-based polymeric materials in natural environment.
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Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics

Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics

This new Handbook provides engineers and scientists with the information and practical guidance needed to successfully design and manufacture products using biopolymers and biodegradable plastics.

Author: Sina Ebnesajjad

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 9781455728343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 894

This new Handbook provides engineers and scientists with the information and practical guidance needed to successfully design and manufacture products using biopolymers and biodegradable plastics. Biopolymers and biodegradable plastics are a hot issue across the plastics industry, and for many of the industry sectors that use plastic: from packaging to medical devices and from the construction industry to the automotive sector. This book brings together in one place a number of key biopolymer and biodegradable plastics topics-in chapters previously published as well as updated and new chapters-for a broad audience of engineers of and scientists, especially those designing with biopolymers and biodegradable plastics or evaluating the options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers. Topics covered include preparation, fabrication, applications and recycling (including biodegradability and compostability). Applications in key areas such as films, coatings, controlled release, and tissue engineering are discussed.
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Handbook of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials and Their Applications Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials and Their Applications  Applications

It was possible to produce both thermoplastic and crosslinked hydrogels that can
be used in a variety of biomedical applications . Some systems exhibited kinetic
behavior that was most desirable for use as controlled release carriers .

Author: Surya Mallapragada

Publisher:

ISBN: 1588830551

Category: Biodegradable plastics

Page: 313

View: 823

Categories: Biodegradable plastics

Plastics Technology Handbook Fourth Edition

Plastics Technology Handbook  Fourth Edition

New to the Fourth Edition Advances in supramolecular polymerization, flame retardancy, polymer-based nanomedicines, and drug delivery The new concept of oxo-biodegradable polymers Broadened discussion on plastic foams and foam extrusion ...

Author: Manas Chanda

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420006360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

View: 915

Because the field of plastics is one of the fastest changing areas today, the need arises to offer relevant, comprehensive material on polymers. An established source of information on modern plastics, the Plastics Technology Handbook continues to provide up-to-date coverage on the properties, processing methods, and applications of polymers. Retaining the easy-to-follow structure of the previous editions, this fourth edition includes new topics of interest that reflect recent developments and lead to better insights into the molecular behavior of polymers. New to the Fourth Edition Advances in supramolecular polymerization, flame retardancy, polymer-based nanomedicines, and drug delivery The new concept of oxo-biodegradable polymers Broadened discussion on plastic foams and foam extrusion processes More information on the processing and applications of industrial polymers, including the emerging field of nanoblends Developments in polymer synthesis and applications, such as polymeric sensors, hydrogels and smart polymers, hyperbranched polymers, shape memory polymers, polymeric optical fibers, scavenger resins, polymer nanocomposites, polymerization-filled composites, and wood-polymer composites A state-of-the-art account of the various available methods for plastics recycling Advances in the use of polymers in packaging, construction, the automotive and aerospace industries, agriculture, electronics and electrical technology, biomedical applications, corrosion prevention, and sports and marine applications Plastics Technology Handbook, Fourth Edition thoroughly covers traditional industrial polymers and their processing methods as well as contemporary polymeric materials, recent trends, and the latest applications.
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Handbook of Polymer Research

Handbook of Polymer Research

[ 101 ] Mack E J , Okano T , Kim S W , Biomedical applications of poly ( 2 -
hydroxyethyl methacrylate ) and its copolymers , in Peppas N A ( Ed ) , Hydrogels
in Medicine and Pharmacy , Vol . 2 , CRC Press , Boca Raton , 1987 , pp . 65 - 93
.

Author: Richard A. Pethrick

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1594548994

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Polymers are substances containing a large number of structural units joined by the same type of linkage. These substances often form into a chain-like structure. Starch, cellulose, and rubber all possess polymeric properties. Today, the polymer industry has grown to be larger than the aluminium, copper and steel industries combined. Polymers already have a range of applications that far exceeds that of any other class of material available to man. Current applications extend from adhesives, coatings, foams, and packaging materials to textile and industrial fibres, elastomers, and structural plastics. Polymers are also used for most composites, electronic devices, biomedical devices, optical devices, and precursors for many newly developed high-tech ceramics. This new volume presents leading-edge research in this rapidly-changing and evolving field.
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