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Predicting starch transformation in twin screw extrusion
Bruno Vergnes, Franoise Berzin, July 2010

Dedicated software makes it possible to predict the change in the intrinsic viscosity of starch.

Phase coalescence impacts rheology and birefringence of polymer blends
Jinhai Yang , Qibo Jiang, James L. White, July 2010

A new phase-morphology development explains significant viscosity and birefringence drops following melt processing.

Factors affecting injection molding of microribs
Allen Y. Yi, Jose M. Castro, Han-Xiong Huang, Lei Li, Can Yang, June 2010

Experimental testing of five processing and two geometric factors shows that barrel temperature and injection velocity have significant effects on the quality of polymer microstructures.

Factors affecting melt electrospinning
Weimin Yang, Hua Yan, Haoyi Li, Xin Wang, Yong Liu, June 2010

The melt-flow rate during production of nanoscale polymer fibers is most important in determining average fiber diameters and standard deviations, followed by the operating voltage.

Safer polyvinylchloride with zero phthalate migration
Rodrigo Navarro, Monica Perez, Myriam Gamez, Helmut Reinecke, June 2010

A new type of plasticizer can be chemically linked to the polymer chain.

Effect of fountain flows on injection-molding-induced morphology
Yasuhiko Otsuki, Yutaka Kobayashi, Toshitaka Kanai, June 2010

In injection molding of polypropylene, extensional deformation at the advancing flow front causes high birefringence near the surface.

Effects of graphite fillers on carbon-carbon composites
N. L. Ravikumar, Kamal K. Kar, June 2010

Matrix modification through carbonization at different temperatures significantly improves some properties of precursor phenolic-carbon-fabric and their associated carbon-carbon composites.

Fabrication and application of polymer/noble-metal composite microspheres
Youyi Xia, Hongping Xiao, June 2010

A new self-assembly approach produces poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate)/silver composite microspheres that exhibit excellent catalysis.

Graphite nanosheets act as conducting filler for high-density polyethylene
Lwei Wang, Guohua Chen, , Jiangbin Hong, June 2010

Nanocomposites containing graphite nanosheets exhibit a very low percolation threshold and significantly enhanced mechanical and processing properties compared with those containing carbon black.

Thermoforming poly(methyl methacrylate) transparencies
Luc Chevalier, Pierre Gilormini, Gilles Regnier, June 2010

Numerical simulations enable prediction of the properties of polymer transparencies that are thermoformed near their relevant glass-transition temperature.

Nanofillers improve the mechanical properties of recycled polypropylene
Ahmed Elloumi, Alain Bourmaud, Sylvie Pimbert, June 2010

The impact and modulus of polypropylene reinforced with nanocalcium carbonate correlate with morphology, filler level, and the effect of recycling on the resin matrix.

Accelerating the crystallization of poly(lactic acid)
Changyu Shen, Defu Hu, Ming Li, Yaming Wang, May 2010

Combining nucleation agents and plasticizers enhances the material's crystallization rate and could extend its range of applications.

Progressive degradation of cyanate ester composites
James Nokes, Rafael J. Zaldivar, May 2010

Hydrolysis during cure can adversely affect localized mechanical and thermal performance, assessment of which is critical to evaluate material risks.

Chemical modification of flexible poly(vinyl chloride) by nucleophilic substitution
Toshiaki Yoshioka, Guido Grause, Tomohito Kameda, May 2010

A new method of removing chlorine from an everyday waste plastic promises to increase the amount of recyclable material.

Managing photodegradation of poly(vinyl chloride)
Shuangjun Chen, Xiuqin Xiang, Jun Zhang, May 2010

Colorimetry and Fourier-transform IR spectroscopy can be used to assess the impact of organic-calcium-complex stabilizers and organotins on initial color stability and photo-oxidation.

Viscoelasticity, tackiness, and extrusion flow of block copolymers
Maria Eugenia Munoz, Mercedes Fernandez, Alfonso Arevalillo, Pedro A. Santamaria, May 2010

The dominant rubbery state in high-molecular-weight thermoplastic elastomers leads to a lack of adhesion and a plug flow.

Tailoring 2D large-open-mesh braided composites
Cagri Ayranci, Daniel Romanyk, Jason Carey, May 2010

Application of open-mesh epoxy composites enables modifications to their elastic behavior.

Electrically conductive epoxies using multiwall carbon nanotubes
Vassilis Kostopoulos, George Psarras, Petros Karapappas, Eleni Fiamegou, Antonios Vavouliotis, May 2010

The heterogeneity of polymer matrix composites with conductive inclusions leads to a multiparameter dependence of their electrical behavior.

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.

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.

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