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Conference Proceedings

Delta PT: A Superior Thread-Former for Plastics
Joe Gobernatz, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Accelerated Thermo Molecular Adhesion Process (ATmaP) - An Advanced Surface Treatment Technology
Russell Brynolf, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Nickel Vapor Deposition Shell Tooling Applications
Rob Sheppard, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Fabrication and Characterization of Neat and Nanophased Polyurethane Foam
Yuanxin Zhou, September 2007

In this study 1wt% carbon nanofiber (CNF) and TiO2 nanoparticles have been infused in part A of polyurethane (PUR) foam by ultrasound sonication then mixed with part B of PUR foam by mechanical stirrer. Tensile flexural and compression tests were performed to evaluate mechanical performance of neat and nanophased PUR foams. Experimental results show that CNF reinforced PUR foam exhibit the highest tensile strength flexural strength and compression strength as compared with other PUR Foams.

Nanocomposites for Automotive Applications
Péter Krüger, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Carbon Nanotubes: New Markets & Developing Applications
Andy Rich, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Advanced Composite Polymer for Automotive - Long Glass Fiber Linear Polyphenylene Sulfide
Walt Maruszczak, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

New Composite Material for Automotive Industry: Long Glass Fiber Thermoplastic Polyacetal (LFT-POM)
VinÍcius Fernando Mardegan, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Electrically Conductive Acetals for Fuel Environments
Jeremy Klug, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

FEM DaimlerChrysler S-Class Coupe in GMTex
Karl-Heinz Kalmbach, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Direct In-Line Compounding for GMT Applications
Stephen Bowen, September 2007

Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (LFRT) materials offer superior impact strength and stiffness compared to raditional short fiber reinforced materials. For several decades these specialized compounds have grown in volume and diversity. Initially introduced as LFT (Long Fiber Thermoplastic) pellets the compounds have evolved into D-LFT (Direct Long Fiber Thermoplastics) variants and expanded their process capability to include injection compression and transfer molding.

Loadfloor & Rear Seatback for Ford Galaxy & S-Max in SymaLITE
Thomas Hofmann, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Heavy Duty Truck Plastic Composite Door Module & Trim System
Geoffrey Barr, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene (LGPP) for Automotive Structural Applications
Jian Tao, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Advanced Compounds for Superior Parts
Glenn Mazza, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

New Process Technology for Thermoset Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials with the D-TSC Process
Frank Mack, September 2007

PowerPoint Presentation at ACCE 2007.

Development of Natural Fiber Hybrid Composites with Improved Stiffness
P.K. Mallick, September 2007

The use of natural fiber composites is increasing in the automotive industry as well as in other industries. One of the key design issues in many of the applications for which natural fiber composites are considered is the stiffness. In this study we consider combining a natural fiber/polypropylene composite with either directional polypropylene or carbon fibers with the objective of improving the stiffness. Compression molded plates were prepared with various combinations of these materials. Tensile and flexural moduli of the combined materials were determined and are reported in this paper.

Effect of Additives on the Structure and Properties of Wheat Straw-Polypropylene Composites
Leonardo Simon, September 2007

Natural fibers from agricultural activities have been emerged as alternative fillers in the thermoplastic industry. Crops such as wheat straw are renewable and low cost materials that combined with thermoplastics such as polypropylene provide engineering products with unique characteristics. Due to the wide range of thermoplastics and potential agricultural fillers the influence of additives in the systems is one of the points yet to be determined for different combinations of matrix and filler. In this study composites containing 30 wt-% of wheat straw (WS) fibers and polypropylene (PP) were prepared in a batch mixer. The individual effects of two coupling agents and a lubricant in the composites were investigated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to examine the morphology of wheat straw particles and composites. The water absorption behavior and mechanical properties were assessed for those composites prepared. Results showed a strong interaction between filler and matrix in compositions containing coupling agent; differences were observed in the performance of the two coupling agents tested. Furthermore the lubricant used contributed to the water absorption of the composites.

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