The SPE Library contains thousands of papers, presentations, journal briefs and recorded webinars from the best minds in the Plastics Industry. Spanning almost two decades, this collection of published research and development work in polymer science and plastics technology is a wealth of knowledge and information for anyone involved in plastics.
A new loading device was developed to determine the mixed-mode critical stress intensity factors of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
Polyethylene/sepiolite nanocomposite films provide a new material with high elongation at break and transparency, increased Young's modulus and strength, and higher gas permeability.
Composites of polyaniline with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer combine tensile strength and a high dielectric response.
Shear rheological analysis has led to a new insight into the relationship between the first normal stress difference, the dispersion of filler material, and the applied shear stress on polymer nanocomposites.
Incorporating larger zinc oxide nanoparticles results in finer electrospun fibers of poly(vinyl alcohol).
Filling with montmorillonite clay and precipitated silica significantly improves mechanical properties.
Uniaxial stretching with appropriate choices of stretching ratio, stretching rate, and temperature improves the strength, stiffness, and optical properties of amorphous polycarbonate film.
Elongational flow in polyethylene/organoclay nanocomposites breaks their 3D network and aligns clay platelets, subsequently affecting the composite's non-isothermal crystallization and melt behavior.
Addition of a treated kaolin filler improves the mechanical and electrical properties of polymer composites produced from unsaturated polyester derived from polyethylene terephthalate waste.
Toughened blends of two immiscible polymers were obtained by adding unmodified and maleated poly[styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene] triblock copolymer to achieve a core-shell morphology.
Polystyrene-graft-ethyl methacrylate copolymer can be used to remove zinc, copper, and cobalt ions from samples.
Using liquid paraffin and dimethyl silicone fluid as modifiers in monomer-cast nylon 6 leads to improved tribological and mechanical properties.
The thermal degradation characteristics of polyamide 6 containing melamine and boron-based compounds was systematically investigated with direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry.
Continuous in situ anionic polymerization of e-caprolactam in a twin screw extruder produces tough polyamide 6 blends incorporating dispersed domains with a core-shell structure.
The choice of clay affects homogeneity, curing behavior, and optimal curing conditions.
A combination of scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, and a mathematical approach quantify the extent of separation of highly filled polymer melts.
Films of poly(vinylidene fluoride) copolymerized with trifluoroethylene made by spin coating have similar properties but a broader, less intense Curie peak at higher temperature than solvent-cast films.
The benefit of adding a filler may be outweighed by matrix degradation.
Appropriate toughening strategies yield polycarbonate/carbon nanotube composites with suitable conductivity and mechanical properties for the manufacture of electromagnetic-shielding device housings.
Poly(lactic acid) combined with nylon-11, a polymer from castor oil, creates a new family of 100 renewable plastic materials.
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