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Fully bio-based composites from gluten and seaweed waste fibers
Rafael Balart , Alfredo Carbonell, Octavio Fenollar, Begona Ferrero, Maria Dolores Samper, July 2013

Using natural fatty acids to treat the cellulose components of green composites reinforced with agro-waste fibers reduces their water uptake resulting in stable and environmentally friendly materials.

Economical and environmentally friendly synthesis of porous cation-exchange resins
Syed Wasim Ali, Imtiaz Ahmed, Muhammad Arif Malik, July 2013

A method to synthesize strongly acidic cation-exchange resins from porous styrene-divinylbenzene copolymers can quickly monitor porosity and significantly reduce cost, health risks, and pollution.

Field-emission properties of carbon nanotube-polyaniline composites
Shumaila Akram, Samina Husain, Mushahid Husain, July 2013

In situ polymerization leads to better dispersion of carbon nanotubes, enhancing field emission for displays and other devices.

Enhancing the rheological and electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites
Mujtahid Kaavessina, Saeed Al-Zahrani , Achmad Chafidz, July 2013

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into polymer nanocomposites increases their melt flow and decreases their electrical resistivity.

Modified wood fiber enhances reinforced unsaturated polyester composites
Zhidan Zhang, Yihua Cui , Hui-hui Zhang, July 2013

Applying a variety of surface treatment methods to wood fiber improves both the interfacial compatibility of fiber composite materials and mechanical properties such as flexural and tensile strength.

How to fabricate porous artificial bone by injection molding
Yanying Wang, Li Zhang, Yubao Li, Song Zhou , Shibo Gao, July 2013

Careful choice of conditions forms hydroxyapatite/polyamide-66 polymer composites with a porous structure and mechanical properties similar to human spongy bone.

Microprobe investigation of molecularly imprinted polymers
Tenzin Pasang, Ranganathaiah Chikkakuntappa, June 2013

A novel technique that measures tiny pores can improve physical selectivity in lock-and-key polymer applications.

Direction-dependent loss of toughness in deformed and aged polycarbonate
Shawn Meagher, Laurent Delbreilh, Jean-Marc Saiter, Kyle Strabala, Mehrdad Negahban, June 2013

Work-toughened polycarbonate subjected to thermal aging shows a sudden 10-fold drop in energy dissipation capability that happens sooner at higher aging temperatures.

A vane extruder for polymer processing
Jinping Qu , Shikui Jia, June 2013

A novel, non-screw plasticizing processor known as the vane extruder could generate higher stress and dynamical elongational flow in polymers, using groups of vane plasticizing units.

Electrospinning of highly porous biopolymer membranes
Emre Basturk, Burcu Oktay, Memet Vezir Kahraman, June 2013

Modifying starch with poly(ethylene-alt maleic anhydride) achieves a 3D nanofiber mesh structure with suitable properties for tissue engineering.

Developing bipolar plates for fuel cells
Ferenc Ronkay, Anett Kiraly, June 2013

Conductive polymer composites suitable for constructing bipolar plates are prepared by injection and compression molding.

Efficient self-healing resins
Annaluisa Mariconda, Pasquale Longo, Carlo Naddeo, Liberata Guadagno, Marialuigia Raimondo, June 2013

Micro-encapsulated monomers and embedded solid catalysts produce high-performance composites that quickly repair themselves at temperatures as low as −50° C.

Improved blown film extrusion of biopolymers
Khalid Lamnawar , Abderrahim Maazouz, June 2013

Poly(lactic acid) optimized with chain extenders, plasticizers, and nucleating agents forms stable and defect-free films with improved mechanical properties.

Side chain crystallinity enhances polymeric lubricant additives
Elvira Vidovic, Tomislav Karazija, Ante Jukic, June 2013

Increasing the proportion of long-chain alkyl methacrylates in a copolymer from 4 to 7 mol% lowers the pour point of its mineral oil solutions from −9°C to below −30°C.

Epoxy/clay nanocomposites: preparation and performance improvement
Suong Van Hoa, Tan Minh Ton-That, Tri-Dung Ngo, May 2013

High-shear, high-temperature pre-mixing followed by controlled curing at elevated temperature better disperses and intercalates organoclays in epoxy nanocomposites, improving their mechanical performance.

Improving the wear resistance of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene
Siti Nurdijati, Ramdziah Bt. Md. Nasir, Hazizan Md. Akil , Chang Boon Peng, May 2013

Polymer composites embedded with silane-treated zinc oxide particles show improved wear resistance and antibacterial performance.

Multifunctional nanocomposites for environmental remediation
Xi Zhang, Suying Wei, Huige Wei, Jiang Guo, Hongbo Gu, John Zhanhu Guo, May 2013

Polyaniline-magnetite nanocomposites can efficiently remove Cr(VI) from polluted water, be retrieved easily with a magnet, be regenerated with acid, and be reused for further Cr(VI) removal.

Mechanical performance of hybrid nanocomposites obtained by reactive blending
Magdalena Grala, Zbigniew Bartczak, May 2013

Modification of polypropylene by grafting with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes cage molecules enhances oxidation resistance, and does not markedly affect its mechanical properties except for ultimate elongation.

Anisotropic mechanical behavior of polymeric foams
Mauricio Francisco Caliri Junior, Volnei Tita, April 2013

Standard strain-gauge tests and an optical technique both show that the compressive stress-strain response and yield behavior of a rigid foam vary by up to 100% depending on the direction of loading.

Susceptibility of plastified starch to biodegradation
Krzysztof Bajer, April 2013

Potato starch plastified with glycerol using a twin-screw extruder under different conditions can vary the susceptibility of the plastic to micro-organisms.

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