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Experimental investigation of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene fracture
Naghdali Choupani , Abuzar Es'hagi Oskui, Elyas Haddadi, November 2013

A new loading device was developed to determine the mixed-mode critical stress intensity factors of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.

Breathable polyethylene/sepiolite nanocomposite films
Jose Maria Kenny, Silvia Elena Barbosa, Raquel E. Martini , Andrea Terenzi, November 2013

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.

A novel dielectric sensor
Dipak Khastgir, Tapan Kumar Chaki, Mostafizur Rahaman, November 2013

Composites of polyaniline with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer combine tensile strength and a high dielectric response.

Rheological investigation of the elasticity of polymeric systems
Esmaeil Narimissa, Rahul Gupta, November 2013

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.

Controlling diameter of fibers for antibacterial dressings
Kiyohito Koyama, Tongsai Jamnongkan , Masataka Sugimoto, Sathish K Sukumaran , Ryo Shirota, November 2013

Incorporating larger zinc oxide nanoparticles results in finer electrospun fibers of poly(vinyl alcohol).

Hybrid reinforcement of silicone rubber
Nik I. Nik Ismail, Mo Song, Ali Ansarifar, November 2013

Filling with montmorillonite clay and precipitated silica significantly improves mechanical properties.

Fabrication of self-reinforced polycarbonate films
Andrea Wibbeke , Volker Schoppner, November 2013

Uniaxial stretching with appropriate choices of stretching ratio, stretching rate, and temperature improves the strength, stiffness, and optical properties of amorphous polycarbonate film.

Rheology and crystallization of polyethylene/organoclay nanocomposite films
Ali Asghar Katbab, Hossein Nazockdast, Behzad Nazari, November 2013

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.

Characterization of kaolin-filled polymer composites
Nivin Ahmed, Azza Ward, Magda Tawfik, November 2013

Addition of a treated kaolin filler improves the mechanical and electrical properties of polymer composites produced from unsaturated polyester derived from polyethylene terephthalate waste.

Polyamide 6/polycarbonate blends compatibilized in situ
Maysam Farahani, Mohammad Reza Saeb, October 2013

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.

Graft polymers for separation of heavy metals
Harun Ciftci, October 2013

Polystyrene-graft-ethyl methacrylate copolymer can be used to remove zinc, copper, and cobalt ions from samples.

Improving the performance of monomer-cast nylon 6
Yilan You, Min Yu, Duxin Li, October 2013

Using liquid paraffin and dimethyl silicone fluid as modifiers in monomer-cast nylon 6 leads to improved tribological and mechanical properties.

Thermal degradation of polyamide 6 with melamine and boron-based additives
Ceyda Isbasar , Jale Hacaloglu, Erdal Bayramli, October 2013

The thermal degradation characteristics of polyamide 6 containing melamine and boron-based compounds was systematically investigated with direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry.

Tough polyamide 6/core-shell blends by reactive extrusion
Liang Dong, Jiao Li, Dongguang Yan , Faliang Luo, October 2013

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.

Cure kinetics of organoclay-unsaturated polyester resin nanocomposites
Mehdy Vafayan, Mohammad Atai, Mohammad Hosain Beheshty, Mehdi Poorabdollah, October 2013

The choice of clay affects homogeneity, curing behavior, and optimal curing conditions.

Eliminating separation during powder injection molding
Berenika Hausnerova , Daniel Sanetrnik, Petr Ponizil, October 2013

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.

Processing effects on piezoelectric films
Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Abdesselam Dahoun, Matthias Meier, Brice Vincent, Sabu Thomas, Didier Rouxel , Van Son Nguyen, October 2013

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.

Biocomposites based on poly(lactic acid) and hydrotalcite
Luigi Botta, Roberto Scaffaro, October 2013

The benefit of adding a filler may be outweighed by matrix degradation.

Polycarbonate nanocomposites for electromagnetic shielding
Sonia Dopico, Xoan Garcia, Maria Jose Abad , Santiago Garcia Pardo, Laura Arboleda, Ana Ares, October 2013

Appropriate toughening strategies yield polycarbonate/carbon nanotube composites with suitable conductivity and mechanical properties for the manufacture of electromagnetic-shielding device housings.

Transforming the resource base: new bioplastics
John R. Dorgan, October 2013

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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