Call for papers
The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is delighted to invite you to submit papers for a Special Issue on
Green and Sustainable Polyurethanes for Advanced Applications
Dr Sophie Guillaume (ISCR-CNRS-University of Rennes 1)
Prof. Manjusri Misra (University of Guelph)
Dr Hamdy Khalil (Woodbridge Foam Corporation)
The issue will feature work from some of the best researchers in this extremely exciting and technologically important field, and it will be made highly visible to the community.
Deadline for submissions: 7th December 2016
Polyurethanes are one of the major classes of polymers with production expected to exceed 20 kilo tons in 2020. These materials find many diverse applications as foams (rigid and flexible), coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, etc. They are classically produced from the polyaddition of a diol (or polyol) with a diisocyanate (or polyisocyanate) in the presence of a catalyst. However, isocyanates are derived from toxic phosgene which gives rise to environmental concerns. As a consequence, current academic and industrial investigations are aiming to develop alternative safer and ‘greener’ routes to more environmentally friendly polyurethanes. In particular, efforts are being focussed on the synthesis of new monomers, increasing the use of bio-based isocyanates, the valorisation of vegetable oils into polyurethanes, the design of original isocyanate-free strategies and more effective catalytic processes. At the same time, researchers are seeking to improve polymer performance in order to fabricate polyurethane materials with properties that meet the actual market requirements.
The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is focused on applications of polymeric materials, thus topics covered in the Special Issue on Green and Sustainable Polyurethanes for Advanced Applications will include,
- bio-based polyurethanes;
- non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs);
- recycling of polyurethanes and polyurethane degradation;
- all applications including adhesives, binders, coating, fibers, foams, sealants and paints;
- polyurethane based-composites and nano-composites;
- structure-property-performance relationships of green and sustainable polyurethanes.
Manuscripts for this Special Issue will be:
- submitted through our online submission system;
- high quality contributions showcasing unpublished research;
- rigorously peer reviewed as any other paper in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science;
- clearly marked at submission by the authors as intended for the Special Issue on Green and Sustainable Polyurethanes for Advanced Applications.
Please alert the editors of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science if you plan to submit a paper for this Special Issue.