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Mechanical and crystal enhancements to polylactide with silver-nanoparticle filler
Shahir Karami, Saul Sanchez, Tomas Lozano-Ramirez, Ana B. Morales-Cepeda , Jesus Bautista-Del-Angel, Pierre Lafleur, January 2017
Processing poly(lactic acid) with low concentrations of silver using a twin-screw extruder leads to nanocomposites with enhanced crystallinity and improved mechanical properties.
Crystalline polycarbonate articles fabricated by hot powder compaction
Zahir Bashir, Abdul Salam Thelakkadan, January 2017
The feasibility of a novel method is demonstrated by producing crystalline polycarbonate with a defined shape from polycarbonate for the first time.
Forming process for carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets
Kiichirou Kawamoto, Takeshi Yoneyama, Daichi Tatsuno , Masayuki Okamoto, January 2017
A production process using a mechanical servo press shows promise for forming, trimming, and joining carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets for the fabrication of automobile parts.
Enhancing the electrical conductivity of incompatible polymer blends
Dipak Khastgir, Soumya Mondal, January 2017
A novel two-step mixing process is investigated, in which carbon black fillers are added to a nitrile butadiene rubber/ethylene propylene diene monomer mixture in different sequences.
Fabrication of electrically conductive and antibacterial biocomposite materials
Hamed Azizi, Mohammad Khajeh Mehrizi, Saeid Fattahi, Mohammad Taghi Satoungar, January 2017
A direct electrospinning process was used to produce polylactic acid/silver nanowire fibers that exhibit a core-shell structure.
Simulating ultrasonic decrosslinking of crosslinked high-density polyethylene
Avraam Isayev , Keyuan Huang, January 2017
Process modeling results are validated with experimental twin-screw extrusion measurements.
Accurate characterization of moisture absorption in polymeric materials
M. Cengiz Altan, Youssef K. Hamidi , Gorkem E. Guloglu, January 2017
The importance of using the exact solution of the hindered diffusion model is demonstrated on experimental data from a nanoclay/epoxy composite.
An improved strength tensor-based failure criterion with stress interactions
Paul V. Osswald, Tim A. Osswald, February 2017
A new failure criterion includes tensor stress interaction components that can be computed using minimal experimental data depicting the slope of the failure surface at distinct stress axes intersections.
Conductive polymer/silver- coated textile composites with antibacterial properties
Mehmet Sacak, Meryem Kalkan Erdogan , Meral Karakisla, February 2017
A composite made up of a conductive polymer, poly(!italic!o!/italic!-anisidine), and metallic silver particles imparts antibacterial activity and electrical conductivity when deposited on a nonwoven textile fabric.
Effects of tempering on adhesion of liquid silicone rubber to thermoplastics
Volker Altstadt, Christin Baumgart , Dominik Weiß, February 2017
Tempering improves the mechanical properties of liquid silicone rubber, but also decreases its ability to adhere to engineering thermoplastics.
Relating mold adhesion problems to heat transfer properties
Johannes Khinast, Daniel Treffer , Alexander Troiss, February 2017
Interfacial temperature instantaneously approaches a certain level depending on thermal effusivities when two bodies are brought into contact, and this level is decisive for adhesion formation.
Bioplastics to eliminate environmental pollution from agricultural plastic waste
Evelia Schettini, Giuliano Vox, Luciana Sartore, February 2017
Biodegradable polymeric materials based on hydrolyzed proteins from leather waste can be used as biodegradable mulch spray-coatings in horticulture and as containers for seedlings.
Surface-initiated catalytic polymerization of hemp fibers
Charles Dubois, Denis Rodrigue , Desire Yomeni Chimeni, March 2017
A novel surface treatment is experimentally tested as a way to improve the mechanical properties of polymer composites.
Polymer/magnetite nanocomposites with electrical and magnetic conductivity
M. T. Ramesan , P. Jayakrishnan, March 2017
A novel nanocomposite based on poly(anthranilic acid) with magnetite nanoparticles—synthesized by a one-step method—achieves enhanced crystallinity, magnetic properties, and AC and DC conductivity.
Novel high-performance all-aramid composites
Ton Peijs, Jian Min Zhang , Beatriz Cortes-Ballesteros, March 2017
Self-reinforced polymer composites are prepared by applying an elaborately designed surface-dissolution method to fuse and consolidate poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) fibers.
Novel ablative polymer-based composite for aerospace applications
Marco Rallini, Ivan Puri, Maurizio Natali, Luigi Torre, March 2017
A composite of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber and phenolic resin can be used to protect rocket and probe components at high temperatures.
Improving nanocomposite performance with graphene oxide and graphene nanosheets
Denis Rodrigue, Abou el kacem Qaiss , Hamid Essabir, Rachid Bouhfid, Marya Raji, March 2017
A good dispersion of graphene nanoparticles and nanosheets in polyvinylidene fluoride, achieved by combining solution mixing and melt compounding, improves its mechanical and electrical properties.
Alkyd-clay nanocomposite coatings enhance anticorrosion and mechanical properties
B. P. Mallik, Nirmalya Moitra, Priyanka G. Dhirde, Venkata Gopal Reddy Chada, March 2017
Exfoliated organo-modified montmorillonite clays in alkyd resins improve the barrier and mechanical properties of polymeric coatings for metal substrates.
Functionalizing gum arabic for adhesive and food packaging applications
Neelima Tripathi, Vimal Katiyar, March 2017
A new bio-based hydrophobic gum arabic-based copolymer is an excellent adhesive and improves the properties of polylactic acid for potential food packaging applications.
Dramatically increasing the thermal conductivity of silicone rubber composites
Yonglai Lu, April 2017
Incorporating small amounts of graphite nanosheets into highly filled spherical-alumina/silicone rubber hybrids strengthens the filler-filler networks.

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