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Clay improves sustainability of polyvinyl chloride nanocomposites
Xiaoran Zheng , Marianne Gilbert, July 2011
Various processing methods are tested to examine the resulting properties of nanocomposites composed of clay and polyvinyl chloride.
Development of novel melt-spun nanocomposite fibers
Kevin Magniez, July 2011
Melt-spinning can develop new nylon-6-based nanocomposite fibers with promising properties, such as improved tensile modulus.
Nanofiber formation in and morphology development of immiscible polymer blends
Mufang Li, Ru Xiao , Gang Sun, July 2011
Polybutylene terephthalate nanofiber diameter distribution in the cellulose acetate butyrate dispersed phase is a function of viscosity ratio, blend ratio, and shear rate.
Bionanocomposite foams with strong dimensional stability
Yottha Srithep, Shaoqin Gong, Lih-Sheng Turng, Srikanth Pilla, Alireza Javadi , Craing Clemons, July 2011
Microcellular injection molding can be used to fabricate lightweight, tough, and cost-effective biodegradable polymer composites.
Dynamic mechanical analysis of natural rubber crosslinking reaction kinetics
Claudia Isabel Mendosa Puente Eng, Luis Francisco Ramos de Valle, Falipe Avalos Belmontes, Jose Carlos Ortiz-Cisneros, July 2011
The reaction order and rate constant for the crosslinking of natural rubber have been determined by modeling and compared to experimental results.
More cost-effective, superior biodegradable food packaging
Vimal Katiyar , Hemant Nanavati, July 2011
A new catalyst complex enables a precursor polymer nanocomposite to yield a high-molecular-weight, highly crystalline poly(lactic acid)-clay nanocomposite through solid-state polymerization.
Thin film nano-indentation: an elastic foundation model
Davide Tranchida, July 2011
Atomic force microscopy and theoretical modeling were combined to measure Young's modulus of a thin (<100nm) polymeric film.
Mixed monolayers of biodegradable polymers and an organo-modified clay
Atsuhiro Fujimori, July 2011
Ultrathin hybrid films form highly-ordered layered structures and 2D lattices of long alkyl chains extending from the montmorillonite surface.
Surface treatment effects on wollastonite/polyether ether ketone composites
Gang Ma, Lifeng Wang, Changru Rong, Guibin Wang , Xigui Yue, Shuling Zhang, July 2011
A series of composites were prepared with three silane coupling agents by a wet modification process, and the composite properties were characterized.
Toughness of hydrogels
H. J. Kwon, July 2011
Combining digital image correlation with the essential-work-of-fracture technique offers a plausible alternative to conventional means of measuring the robustness of soft materials.
Morphology and electrical properties of intrinsically conducting polymer composites
Hale Karakas, Fatma Kalaoglu, Suat Cetiner, A. Sezai Sarac, June 2011
Polypyrrole-poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate) composites are well suited to electromagnetic interference shielding applications, antistatic materials, and decoupling capacitors.
Strong, flexible high-lignin polypropylene blends
Feng Chen , Jintao Yang , Yunguo Zhou , Daoxing Dai , Mingqiang Zhong , Honghu Dai , Hongfei Yao, June 2011
Alkylating lignin with bromododecane improves compatibility with polypropylene and enables up to 70wt% lignin to be incorporated into a thermally stable composite.
More homogeneous polyvinyl-silica nanocomposite films
Jeremie Mandel, Jocelyne Brendle, Severinne Rigolet, Loic Vidal, Celine Croutxe-Barghorn, Cindy Belon, Abraham Chemtob , Nicolas Blanchard, June 2011
Ultrafast simultaneous photopolymerization results in nanoscale interpenetrating organic and inorganic polymer networks.
A new platform for creating versatile nonwoven mats
Caroline Schauer , Marjorie Austero, June 2011
Materials suitable for filtration, sensing, and other applications can be made from composite mats prepared by electrospinning crosslinked chitosan with carbon black.
Clay used as waterproofing material in polymer membranes
Anil Bajpai, June 2011
A polymer matrix filled with clay to form a nanocomposite membrane shows enhanced impermeability to liquid and gas.
Faster thermoplastic polyurethane crystallization with an organic nucleating agent
Michelle Leali Costa, Sergio Henrique Pezzin, Izabel Cristina Riegel, Sandro Amico, Caroline Pereira da Motta Freitag, June 2011
An organic salt, sodium octacosanoate proved to be an efficient nucleating agent for polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes of distinct molecular weights.
Thermally stable unsaturated polyester composites
Rajpal Girase, Subhendu Bhattacharya, Rajendra Jaiswal, Dawid D'Melo , Lokesh Chaudhari, June 2011
Adding reactive imides to thermosetting resins, at an optimal concentration, improves the thermal stability of the materials while guarding their mechanical properties.
Moisture-barrier properties of water-based nanocomposite coatings
David Rigie, Carrie A. Feeney, Michele Farrell, Laxmi Samantara, Harris A. Goldberg, June 2011
A very simple two-level model for humidity-dependent moisture transport predicts the performance of barrier coatings under a variety of conditions in commercially important packaging structures.
Structure and mechanical properties of polymer blends incorporating waste PET
Ahmad Arefazar, Somayeh Lashgari, Soheila Lashgari , Somayyeh Mohammadian Gezaz, June 2011
Adding a compatibilizer to blends of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer and recycled engineering plastic results in better mixing as well as products with enhanced properties.
Cottonseed protein makes superabsorbent composite
Cui Yingde, Yin Guoqiang, Buning Zhang, June 2011
Careful control of the copolymerization reaction yields a higher-absorbency composite of cottonseed protein and polymers.

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