Special Issue "Performance Research of Polyurethane Foams and Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Polyurethanes are among the most used polymers due to their advantageous mechanical and thermal insulating performance. Currently, there is a great demand to substitute traditional raw material in the synthesis of polyurethane foams applied in the building sector because sustainable development and the circular economy have gained a great amount of attention internationally and nationally in developed and developing countries. To uphold the Earth’s productivity, reduce our carbon footprint, and obtain the maximum economic gain, sustainable development together with the circular economy promote improved methods which guide the reuse, recycling, substitution of natural resources, and development of engineering processes that could minimize the energy consumption, resources used, and waste generation. Thus, there is an urgent need to study performance characteristics of such polyurethane foams and their composites in order to assess the suitability of such materials to be used for thermal insulation, sound absorbing or even structural purposes.
The present Special Issue on “Performance Research of Polyurethane Foams and Composites” welcomes contributions in the form of full articles or review articles in topics related to the synthesis, characterization, modification, and processing of polyurethane foams and composites for use in various applications, including but not limited to building, automative, bedding, and footwear insdustries. This Special Issue represents a good opportunity for chemists, biochemists, technologists, and engineers to present their research that aims to produce and characterize polyurethane foams and composites which meet the stringening requirements for sustainability and a circular economy.
Dr. Saulius Vaitkus
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- polyurethane foam
- polyurethane composite
- filled polyurethanes
- circular economy
- modified polyurethane
- carbon footprint