Application of UPR in thermal insulation systems

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The high use of energy produced via fossil fuels is the principal source of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. The provision of adequate conditions within residential and commercial structures consumes a large amount of the energy supplied. Thermal insulators play a critical role in controlling building temperature and limiting energy loss, resulting in lower carbon emissions. Because of its applicability in a wide range of engineering fields, including building construction, unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade. This chapter provides an overview of current developments in UPR-based thermal insulation composites. The manufacture of composites, their thermal insulation qualities, and construction capacity, as well as the types of fillers used and the limitations of UPR in thermal insulation applications, were all reviewed. Furthermore, the most recent strategies for improving the fire resistance of UPR-based materials are discussed. A comparison of different types of UPR-based thermal insulation composites with polyurethane foam dust, date seeds, waste rubber, and bauxite residue as a filler is shown in the last part.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Unsaturated Polyester Resins
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Modifications, and Preparation Methods
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780323994668
ISBN (Print)9780323994675
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Composites
  • Mechanical strength
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal insulation
  • Unsaturated polyester

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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