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Wear mechanisms in palmyra-fruit-fiber-reinforced polymer composites
Irulappasamy Siva, Durairaj Ravindran, Sankar Irullappasamy, October 2016
The effect of several different fiber-surface chemical treatments is investigated for palmyra fruit fiber/polyester samples.
Polymer nanocomposite tribology improved with nanoclay reinforcements
Nesar Merah, Mohammed Abdul Samad , Annas bin Ali, October 2016
The specific wear rate and coefficient of friction of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene samples are substantially reduced with the use of three different types of nanoclay filler.
Effects of temperature on the relaxation behavior of poly(lactic acid)
Necmi Dusunceli , Aleksey D. Drozdov, Naseem Theilgaard, October 2016
A series of tensile loading-unloading and relaxation tests, under stretching and retraction cyclic deformation conditions, were conducted between room temperature and 50°C.
Dynamic and static crosslinking of polyvinyl butyral with a silane agent
Marilia Sonego, Lidiane Cristina Costa, Jose Donato Ambrosio, October 2016
Chemical modification of polyvinyl butyral, with vinyltrimethoxysilane, increases its resistance to organic solvents through dynamic and static crosslinking.
Light diffusion properties of polycarbonate composites
Peng Ding, Xingshuang Hou, Na Song , Liyi Shi, October 2016
A two-step melt-blending process and silicate microsphere/nanotitania hybrid fillers provide optimum optical and mechanical properties.
Fabrication of polymer nanofiber arrays using thermal nanoimprint lithography
Hiroshi Ito , Takashi Kyotani, Paritat Muanchan, Shohei Suzuki, October 2016
Controlling the molten polymer flow in anodic aluminum oxide templated thermal nanoimprinting produces polymer nanofiber arrays with reproducible well-defined fiber lengths and aspect ratios.
Increasing the efficiency of plate to plate hot embossing
Ying Liu, Zhenzhou Yang, Hong Xu, Xiuting Zheng, Jingyao Sun, Daming Wu , Pengsheng Gou, November 2016
A new method for plate to plate hot embossing has been developed, greatly decreasing the cycle time required for the process.
Using physical and simulated data to improve injection molding performance
Angela M. Dean, Thomas J. Santner, Rachmat Mulyana, Jose M. Castro, Po-Hsu Chen, Maria G. Villarreal-Marroquin, November 2016
A novel, calibrated-predictor-based optimization methodology is used to identify the best compromises between competing processing conditions.
Magnetite nanoparticle polymer composites for prolonged and controlled drug release
Nilhan Kayaman-Apohan, Burcu Oktay , Serap Demir, November 2016
Hydrogel samples that contain drug-loaded magnetite particles exhibit good release characteristics in both the presence and absence of a magnetic field.
Influence of graphene oxide inpolytriazoleimide nanocomposites
Sarojadevi Muthusamy, Bajaji Sadhasivam, Balasubramanian Rukmanikrishnan, November 2016
Polytriazoleimide composites containing at least 1wt graphene oxide nanoparticles exhibit substantially improved thermal, mechanical, flame retardancy, dielectric, and water-absorption properties.
Novel nanocarbon/polyurethane composites for corrosion resistant coatings
Kothapalli V. S. N. Raju , Rohit Ranganathan Gaddam, Ramanuj Narayan, Srinivasarao Pilla, November 2016
A versatile synthesis method is used to realize high-performance nitrogen-core hyperbranched polymer-carbon nanohorn hybrid materials.
Starve-fed single-screw extrusion of polymer blends
Krysztof Wilcynski, Adrian Lewandowski, Krzysztof J. Wilczynski, November 2016
In contrast to flood-fed extrusion, two distinct stages of melting are observed during starve-fed extrusion and a novel melting mechanism is thus proposed.
Influence of process parameters on fiber orientation in reinforced thermoplastics
Tim A. Osswald, Camilo Perez, Niels Modler, Rico Blei, Teresa Mobius, November 2016
Simulations and experiments are conducted to determine how the fiber orientation of composite parts changes during a hot-press manufacturing process.
Minimizing wrinkling of thermoformed polymer films
Kent E. Nielsen, Frank A. Brandys, Michael R. Thompson , Rohan N. Pukadyil, G. Prasath Balamurugan, November 2016
Biaxial stretching of laminates during thermoforming relieves stored compressive stresses and produces decorative parts with improved surface appearance.
Longitudinal ultrasonic-assisted microinjection molding process for improved mold filling
Shan Gao, December 2016
Theoretical calculations and simulations have been created to analyze the mechanism of melt flow and can be used to guide selection of process parameters.
Polytetrafluoroethylene as a suitable filler for poly(lactic acid) composites
Lih-Sheng Turng , Tom Ellingham, Hrishikesh Kharbas, Haoyang Mi, An Huang, Xiangfang Peng, December 2016
The mechanical, rheological, and foaming properties of melt-blended samples were investigated.
Characterizing the bulk viscosity of polypropylene melt
Prapol Chivapornthip , Erik L. J. Bohez, December 2016
Uniaxial compression experiments show that the bulk viscosity has a higher magnitude than shear viscosity and should therefore not be neglected during flow analysis of the injection-molding process.
Liquid-crystal-functionalized carbon nanotubes improve nanocomposite properties
Xueqing Cai, Xue Gao, Weijian Xiong, Dayong Gui , Guiming Tan, Jianhong Liu, December 2016
The addition of carbon nanotubes, functionalized with 4′-allyloxy-biphenyl-4-ol, to silicone resin improves the mechanical and thermal properties of the resultant nanocomposites.
Depolymerization of terephthalic acid using hot compressed water
Ke Bei, Zhiyan Pan , Junliang Wang, December 2016
Investigations into the phase behavior, stability, and the mechanism for stability of terephthalic acid in hot compressed water may enable more effective recycling of polybutylene terephthalate.
Novel preparation technique for polycarbonate/titanium dioxide nanocomposites
Daniel Jose da Silva, December 2016
The mechanical and thermal stability characteristics of bisphenol-A polycarbonate/electrospun titanium dioxide nanofiber samples, produced via molten-state mixing, are presented.

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