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Reducing the filler content of electrically conductive composites
Bluma G. Soares, Matthaus D. P. P. da Cunha, Silvia D. A. S. Ramoa, Guilherme M. O. Barra, Claudia Merlini , Alessandro Pegoretti, December 2015
Polypyrrole-coated peach palm fibers can be used within a polyurethane matrix to achieve a good level of electrical conductivity and high electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness.
Integrated computer model for intermeshing counter-rotating twin-screw extrusion
Krzysztof J. Wilczynski, Andrzej Nastaj, Adrian Lewandowski, Krzysztof Wilczynski, December 2015
Metering, melting, and solid conveying are considered in an experimentally verified simulation approach for the calculation of melting, pressure, temperature, and fill factor profiles.
Characterization of reinforced interpenetrating polymer network composites
Debabrata Chakrabarty , Arup Mandal, December 2015
The incorporation of nanocellulose in poly(vinyl alcohol)/polyacrylamide blends provides significant improvement to mechanical properties, but has no affect on thermal stability.
Investigating the geometrical shape of cellulose nanocrystals
Qiang Wu, Yanjun Li, Siqun Wang, Timothy M. Young, Yujie Meng, Biao Huang, January 2016
The 3D morphology of nanoparticles prepared from switchgrass is quantitatively and statistically characterized.
Reinforcing polymer composites with coir fiber
Zeki Candan, Ahmed H. Hassanin, Ali Kilic , Tamer Hamouda, January 2016
Physical and mechanical measurements of novel coir/polyester and coir-glass/fiber sandwich structures, with woven glass fiber roving skins, are presented.
Effects of surface modification on physical properties of bio-composites
Sanjay K. Nayak, Mohini Sain, Rajkumar Subbiah , Jimi Tjong, January 2016
Treated sisal fiber-based materials exhibit permeability, resin flow direction, and tensile strength changes compared with untreated samples.
Optimizing the flame retardant content of natural fiber thermoplastic composites
Leif Steuernagel, Dieter Meiners, Gerhard Ziegmann, Ahmed El-Sabbagh , Oliver Toepfer, January 2016
Aluminum trihydroxide can be used with compounded flax and polypropylene to increase flame retardance behavior, but without reducing mechanical properties.
Nanoclay fibers for the reinforcement of poly(lactic acid)-based composites
Guralp Ozkoc, Canan Erpek, Ulku Yilmazer, January 2016
Halloysite nanotubes are investigated as an alternative filler material to carbon nanotubes.
Reinforced polylactic acid for use in high-strength biodegradable medical implants
Declan Devine , Sean Lyons, John Killion, Clement Higginbotham, Luke Geever, Yuanyuan Chen, January 2016
Melt compounding of polylactic acid and halloysite nanotubes produces a novel composite with good mechanical properties.
Improved electrical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based nanofiber electrolytes
Ulviya Bunyatova, Bahtiyar Salamov, Selim Acar, Zakir M. O. Rzayev , Murat Åžimsek, January 2016
Multifunctional, chemically and physically reactive polymer blends are used as electrical conductive sites to fabricate self-assembled nanofiber structures.
Improving the electrical properties of polyamide nanocomposites
Maria Jose Abad , Sonia Dopico, Xoan Garcia, Laura Arboleda-Clemente, Ana Ares-Pernas, January 2016
Preferential localization of multiwall carbon nanotubes at the polyamide interface gives rise to a high aspect ratio that can be maintained after processing, even at low filler contents.
Enhancing the processability and performance of polylactic acid resins
Emilia Garofalo , Loredana Incarnato, Luciano Di Maio, Paola Scarfato, February 2016
An in-depth study of polylactide nanocomposite molecular characteristics demonstrates that selecting appropriate organoclays for each polylactide grade is a key issue.
Fracture behavior of high-density polyethylene composites
Sabrina Spatari, Sukjoon Na, Yick G. Hsuan, February 2016
The essential work of fracture concept was used to study the effect of nanoclay on the plain-strain fracturing of pristine and recycled blends.
Novel process enables more uniform wall thickness in formed composites
Dietmar Drummer, Christian Groschel, February 2016
A shaping process that works with gas pressure instead of matched dies, and without diaphragms, improves the distribution of wall thickness in formed thermoplastic composite parts.
Reduced graphene oxide as a novel nanofiller for flexible polyurethane foams
Katarzyna Pacholska, Paulina Kosmela, Lukasz Piszczyk, Michal Strankowski, February 2016
A new kind of carbon nanofiller can be used to achieve improved mechanical properties, such as apparent density, tensile strength, and elongation at break, of the modified materials.
Ultrasonic twin-screw extrusion for polypropylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites
Jing Zhong, Avraam I. Isayev, February 2016
An innovative ultrasonic twin-screw extruder with different screw designs is applied to improve the dispersion efficiency of carbon nanotubes in polypropylene.
Fabrication of poly(lactic acid) composites with improved tensile strength
Widsanusan Chartarrayawadee, February 2016
Functionalizing graphene oxide with steric acid increases its compatibility with poly(lactic acid), leading to improved tensile strength composites.
Improved properties of thermoplastic polyurethane bio-composites
Umit Tayfun , Erdal Bayramli, Mehmet Dogan, February 2016
An isocyanate surface treatment of flax fibers produces improved interfacial interactions of the fibers with the polymer matrix, and thus stronger eco-composites.
Improved structural properties of polyhydroxybutyrate composites
Vimal Katiyar , Amit Kumar, Umesh Bhardwaj, Prodyut Dhar, February 2016
Cellulose nanocrystals are used to fabricate novel biodegradable nanocomposites that exhibit reduced oxygen permeability, as well as improved tensile and rheological characteristics.
Functional gradient scaffolds capable of dual drug spatiotemporal release
Ting Zhang, Gang Liang, Yi Liu, Hongchen Yu, Yuanyuan Liu , Qingxi Hu, March 2016
A novel 3D bio-printing platform is integrated with a forming system that combines electrospinning and extrusion deposition to prepare drug-loaded structures.


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