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Nanocomposite crystallization during injection molding
Cesar Augusto Goncalves Beatrice, Rosario Elida Suman Bretas, Marcia Maria Favaro, Fernando Moretti, March 2010
A novel optical system inserted into a cavity mold can accurately monitor crystallization kinetics of nanopolymers with high repeatability.
Stressed by lasers
Volker Schoppner, Dirk Bonefeld, March 2010
Residual stresses during quasi-simultaneous laser-transmission welding of thermoplastics are minimized at relatively high laser powers, low joining pressures, and high scanning rates.
Surface infusion of gold nanoparticles into processed thermoplastics
Karl W. Haider, Robert A. Pyles, Daniel M. Lentz, Alicyn M. Rhoades, Ronald C. Hedden, March 2010
A new nanoinfusion technique produces stable dispersions of metallic particles in melt-processed plastic articles.
Nanocomposite thermomechanical and barrier-property enhancements
Giulio Malucelli, April 2010
UV curing enables fabrication of nanostructured epoxy/clay coatings that exhibit improved packaging properties.
Microcellular processing of biobased, biodegradable polymer blends
Shaoqin Gong, Srikanth Pilla, Lih-Sheng Turng, Jungjoo Lee, Alireza Javadi, Adam J. Kramschuster, April 2010
Using microcellular injection molding to prepare renewable polymer composites could lead to components with lower cost, improved material properties, and an extended range of applications.
Integrated strategy for multifunctional hybrid nanocomposites
Murugan Veerapandian, Kyusik Yun, April 2010
Ultrasonochemistry and evaporation-induced self-assembly can achieve fabrication of uniformly distributed, high-concentration multiform nanostructures.
Turkish huntite/hydromagnesite mineral as a flame retardant in plastics
ErdalCelik, Husnugul Atay, April 2010
Increasing the mineral content of a polymer composite and decreasing the particle size of the additive improves protection against fire.
Effect of peroxides on properties of thermoplastic vulcanizates
Ken P. Hackenberg, Tea Datashvili, Witold Brostow, April 2010
A peroxide curing agent that provides a high degree of crosslinking results in a material with low wear.
Characterization of poly(deamino-tyr-tyr carbonate hexyl ester)
Adel Aschi, April 2010
A class of poly(amino acids) often used in medical and pharmaceutical applications forms potentially useful extended associations above a critical concentration.
Scalable route to well-dispersed polyolefin/carbon nanotube composites
Virginia Davis, Vinod Radhakrishnan, Edward Davis, April 2010
The initial step in blending polypropylene with unmodified and surface-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes has a significant effect on final dispersion and thermal properties.
Effect of metal cations on the dielectric properties of polyaniline
Hatice Ozkazanc, Sibel Zor, Ersel Ozkazanc, April 2010
Doped polyaniline composites exhibit dielectric behavior that depends on the temperature as well as the doping levels of Cu!sup!2+!/sup! and Zn!sup!2+!/sup!.
Using low-cost waste for polyhydroxybutyrate bioplastics
Marysilvia Ferreira da Costa, Carolina Carvalho de Mello, Jeremias de Souza Macedo, Rossana M. S. M. Thire, April 2010
Biopolymer-based composites reinforced with a byproduct of coconut-fiber processing were made successfully using compression molding.
Modifying asphalt with varying levels of polyethylene additives
Wen-Tsung Liu, Wei-Chyum Chen, Yu Hsun Nien, Pei-Hung Yeh, April 2010
Polyethylene added to asphalt in different amounts alters the rutting properties of the blend at higher temperatures and frequency loading, but generally does not significantly improve elastic resilience.
Synthesis and application of a novel intumescent flame retardant
Chunmei Dong, Qingbo Zhang, Dawei Jiang, Caiying Sun, Haiwang Xiang, Lei Liu, April 2010
A single-component additive in polypropylene not only enhances flame retardancy, but also creates a char that helps to prevent dripping.
Blending sequence effects on rheological properties of ternary composites
Ping Gao, Youhong Tang, May 2010
The differing compatibilities of organoclay, thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer, and polyethylene produce a range of structural and flow behaviors in their blended forms.
Interaction of normal and shear stresses in an epoxy polymer
Zihui Xia, May 2010
Superimposed cyclic tension or shear stress increases time-dependent deformation, while constant stress accelerates accumulation of ratcheting strain in cyclic tension or shear loading.
Operating window for peeling polyimide film
Jhy Long Jeng, Shur Fen Liu, Ta Jo Liu, Han Yi Wang, May 2010
Modified models for predicting steady peeling of polymer thin film and the onset of peeling defects help set the boundaries of a stable operating domain.
New leather- and rubber-waste composites for use in footwear
Manuel F. Almeida, Maria J. Ferreira, Fernanda Freitas, May 2010
A sustainable solution for hazardous waste from roughing and carding processes generates nontoxic rubber composites for use in shoe soles.
Compatibilized blends of polypropylene and a poly(amino ether)
Ainhoa Granado, Jose Eguiazabal, Jon Naz¡bal, May 2010
Adding an ionomer to polymer blends containing a poly(amino ether) resin leads to improved structure and enhanced elongation at break and impact strength.
Effects of film and substrate thickness on film-insert molding
Seong Yun Kim, Jae Ryoun Youn, May 2010
The surface quality of injection-molded parts can be improved significantly (and warpage reduced) by a proper choice of material dimensions.


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