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Application and future of solid foams

Abstract : To conclude this series of chapters on solid foam materials, a review of industrial current applications and of mid-term market perspectives centred on manmade foams is given, making reference to natural cellular materials. Although the polymeric foam industrial development overwhelms the rest and finds applications on many market segments, more attention will be paid to the emerging market of inorganic—especially metallic—foams (and cellular materials) and their applications, present or upcoming. It is shown that the final applications of solid foams are primarily linked to transport and the present-day development of the different classes of solid foams is contrasted between functional applications and structural applications.
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Yves Bienvenu. Application and future of solid foams. Comptes Rendus Physique, Centre Mersenne, 2014, 15, pp.719-730. ⟨10.1016/j.crhy.2014.09.006⟩. ⟨hal-01102334⟩

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