Introduction, M. Szycher Basic Concepts in Polyurethane
Chemistry and Technology, M. Szycher Structure-Property
Relations in Polyurethanes, M. Szycher Isocyanate
Chemistry, M. Szycher Polyols, M. Szycher Chain
Extenders, M. Szycher Flexible and Semiflexible Foams,
M. Szycher Rigid Polyurethane Foams, M. Szycher
Polyurethane Foam Surfactants, M. Szycher Catalysis of
Isocyanate Reactions, M. Szycher Elastomers, M.
Szycher Reaction Injection Molding, M. Szycher Polyurethane
Adhesives, M. Szycher Waterborne Polyurethanes, M.
Szycher Health and Safety, M. Szycher Radiation-Curable
Adhesives and Coatings, M. Szycher Processing Methods,
M. Szycher Compounding Ingredients, M. Szycher Copolymers
and Polyblends, M. Szycher Polyurethane Coatings, M.
Szycher Castables, Sealants, and Caulking Compounds, M.
Szycher Medical Applications, M. Szycher Resorbable
Polyurethanes, D.K. Dempsey, H.A. Benhardt, and E.M.
Cosgriff-Hernandez Biodurable Polyurethanes, M. Szycher
Antimicrobial Polyurethanes, M. Szycher Hydrophilic
Polyurethanes, M. Szycher Biocompatibility Testing,
M. Szycher, Laurence Lister, and John Iannone Eco-Friendly
Polyurethanes, M. Szycher Processing Thermoplastics
Urethanes via Twin Screw Extrusion, C. Martin Infrared
Analysis of Medical-Grade Polyurethane Elastomers: Can Durometer
Hardness Be Determined by IR Analysis? M. Szycher and J.R.
Appendix A: Polyurethane Suppliers and Manufacturers Appendix B: Urethane Processing Systems Appendix C: Glossary Appendix D: Conversions and Formulas
Michael Szycher is Founder and President of Sterling Biomedical, Inc. in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He is recognized as the international authority on polyurethanes and blood compatible polymers.
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