Section 1 Synthesis and Characterizations 1
Chapter 1 Synthesis of Thermally Stable Polyesters 3
Chapter 2 Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) – The New Generation
of Engineering Thermoplastic Polyester 19
Chan Chin Han, Sarathchandran and Sabu Thomas
Chapter 3 Whey Lactose as a Raw Material
for Microbial Production of Biodegradable Polyesters 51
Martin Koller, Anna Salerno, Alexander Muhr,
Angelika Reiterer, Emo Chiellini, Sergio Casella,
Predrag Horvat and Gerhart Braunegg
Chapter 4 Bioactive Polyesters in
Marine and Plant Endophytic Fungi 93
Chapter 5 Degradation and Recyclability of Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) 107
S. Venkatachalam, Shilpa G. Nayak, Jayprakash V. Labde,
Prashant R. Gharal, Krishna Rao and Anil K. Kelkar
Chapter 6 Degradation of Polyesters in Medical Applications 131
Section 2 Polyester Composites 165
Chapter 7 Fibre Reinforced Polyester Composites 167
Chapter 8 Unsaturated Polyester Resin for Specialty Applications 199
Chapter 9 Tribological Properties of Polyester Composites: Effect
of Vegetable Oils and Polymer Fibers 235
Ibrahim Refaay Ahmed and Ali Waheed Yousry
Chapter 10 Time Dependent Behavior of Polymer
Concrete Using Unsaturated Polyester Resin 259
Ghi Ho Tae and Eun Soo Choi
Chapter 11 Characterizations of Polyester-Cement Composites
Used for the Immobilization of Radioactive Wastes 289
Hosam El-Din Saleh, Talat Bayoumi and Samir Eskander
Section 3 Fabrics Manufacturing 323
Chapter 12 Hand Evaluation and Formability of
Japanese Traditional ‘Chirimen’ Fabrics 325
Takako Inoue and Masako Niwa
Chapter 13 Compressive Stress Relaxation and Creep Properties
of Synthetic Fiber and Regenerated Fiber Assemblies 347
Yoneda Morihiro and Nakajima Chie
Chapter 14 Giving Functional Properties to Fabrics Containing
Polyester Fibres from Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate)
with the Printing Method 371
Ewa Skrzetuska, Wiesława Urbaniak-Domagała,
Barbara Lipp-Symonowicz and Izabella Krucińska
Section 4 Electrical Applications 389
Chapter 15 Electric Breakdown Model for Super-Thin Polyester Foil 391
Haiyang Wang and Zhengzhong Zeng
Chapter 16 Improvement of the Electrochemical Behavior
of 2024-T3 Alclad Using Polyester Coatings 409
Willian Aperador Chaparro
Polyester is one of the great man-made fiber discoveries of the forties and has been applied on many various scales all over the world. It has long played a dominant role in our life activities. Although the application of polyester in the life sciences is relatively recent, it is a rapidly developing field. Polyesters are desired to produce new materials for a wide range of applications.
There is still an urgent need to understand these materials and improve their properties in order to meet material requirements. Developing new materials of more innovative applications is, certainly, a promising project.
It is of my deep gratitude and my pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the authors and to have served as editor of this book, which expands research on one of the most important polymers, polyester, into so many exciting areas of development
– including its synthesis, characterizations and applications.
A book that provides the most important references to polyester synthesis and applications in various areas could be helpful not only for researchers and students but for the industrialists as well. This book briefly describes some applications that extend beyond polyester in various fields and provides an overview of the synthesis process, including its chemical reactions and different characterizations.
The chapters in this book on polyester are diverse. The 16 chapters comprising this book have been grouped into four main parts.
1) Synthesis and characterizations
2) Polyester composites
3) Fabrics manufacturing
4) Electrical applications
Many qualified authors from all around the world gave a value to this book by a wide variety of studies that will be benefitial to the scientific community.
Acknowledgment is made to the excellent services of InTech Open Access publisher for publishing this book and playing a significant role in the global scientific community. I am particularly indebted to the publishing process managers, Mr. Dimitri Jelovcan and Ms. Viktorija Zgela, for their prosperous cooperation, exceptional efforts and prompt response to my requests. I would like to thank all the authors from around the globe who had participated in this book for their valuable contribution. I also express my gratitude to Professors Samir B. Eskander, Samir M. Abd El-Aziz, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, for their great contributions and to my colleague Dr. Talat A. Bayoumi for his constant enthusiasm. I could not forget to express my hearty thanks to my wife and family for their true encouragement. Finally, I hope that this book will achieve a success, serve as a support to the readers and prove to be very useful to the scientific community.