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Co-continuity of thermoplastic elastomer rubber-based nanocomposites
Charles Dubois , A. Mirzade, Musa R. Kamal, Pierre G. Lafleur, August 2010
The properties of vulcanizate/clay nanocomposites can be enhanced by optimizing the microstructure of their elastomer/clay precursors.
Compatibilizers improve exfoliation in polymer-clay nanocomposites
Saul Sanchez-Valdes , Luis Francisco Ramos-deValle, August 2010
Melt viscosity, measured by capillary rheometry, indicates the degree that exfoliation is improved by adding maleated polyethylene compatibilizers to polyethylene-nanoclay composites.
Improved gas-impermeable, transparent food packaging
Cheng-Hsing Fan, Yuhsin Tsai , Chi-Yuan Hung, September 2010
Intercalating organoclay with glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate copolyester results in a film that combines good gas-barrier properties with high optical transmittance.
Branched polyethylene with an (α-diimine) nickel catalyst
Luis Carlos Ferreira Jr., Priamo Melo Jr., Jose Carlos Pinto , Marcio Nele, September 2010
Polymerizing ethylene using a nickel (α-diimine) complex and ethylaluminum sesquichloride generates materials with tunable properties.
Better predicting the dynamic response of sandwich panels
S. Hossein Taghavian, Jafar Eskandari Jam , Behrouz Eftari, September 2010
A new high-order theory analyzes the behavior of sandwich panels by taking into account the in-plane normal and shear stresses in their flexible core.
Using waves to locate sources in laminated plates
Chao Du, September 2010
Understanding the characteristics of wave propagation in laminated plates can aid in advancing nondestructive monitoring of composite structures.
Functionalized carbon nanotubes improve nanocomposite wear properties
Joong Hee Lee, Jhon Kathi, Ji-Hoon Lee, Kyong Rhee, September 2010
Improved interfacial adhesion between carbon nanotubes and the polymer results in nanocomposites exhibiting improved wear rates compared to ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene alone.
Synergistic effects on nonisothermal poly(lactic acid) crystallization
Hanwen Xiao, September 2010
The combination of plasticizers and nucleating agents accelerates the crystallization rate of poly(lactic acid).
Novel membranes based on polyurethane superfine-down- powder composites
Wenbin Li, Xin Liu, Yubo Chen, Weilin Xu , Jue Rao, September 2010
A down powder that contains nearly 14 times the specific surface area of down fiber enhances the water-vapor-transmission rate of polyurethane membranes.
Advanced production control of thermoplastic vulcanizates
Milana Trifkovic, Kim Choo , Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, September 2010
Extrusion of blends of plastic and vulcanized rubber benefits from multivariable model-based predictive control.
Polymer-flow analysis during thermal nanoimprinting lithography
Woo Il Lee, September 2010
Numerical simulations of the polymer melt flow during embossing closely match experimental results.
Nonlinear-creep modeling of polyolefin nanocomposites
Jan Kolarik, Andrea Dorigato , Alessandro Pegoretti, September 2010
Linear, low-density polyethylene/fumed-silica nanocomposites show notable enhancements of creep resistance in proportion to the surface area of the incorporated nanofillers.
Preparation and characterization of nanoclay-filled polymer blends
M. Kannan, September 2010
Nanoclay-filled thermoplastic polyurethane/polypropylene blends with maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene as compatibilizer exhibit overall best performance in terms of tensile properties.
Preparation of flame-retardant hybrid materials
Fengxi Jing, Yongli Peng, Aiqing Zhang, Haiyan Wu, Tingcheng Li, Daohong Zhang, September 2010
Hyperbranched polyphosphate ester can improve the toughness, flexural and tensile strength, thermal performance, and flame retardance of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A epoxy resin.
Shedding light on the viscoelasticity of conductive polymer composites
Shouli Wang , Peng Wang, Tianhuai Ding, October 2010
The recovery and relaxation properties of resistance in silicone-rubber/carbon black composites depend strongly on frequency.
Effect of extrusion parameters on polymer-blend impact strength
Elias Hage Jr., Luiz Antonio Pessan, Jose Donato Ambrosio, Nelson Larocca, October 2010
Use of a reactive compatibilizer and a suitable combination of extrusion parameters extends the high impact strength of poly(butylene terephthalate)/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene blends to very low temperatures.
Reactive compatibilization of polymer blends
Sabu Thomas, Indose Aravind, October 2010
The rheology and morphology of uncompatibilized and reactively compatibilized blends of polytrimethylene terephthalate and ethylene propylene diene monomer correlate strongly.
Enhanced flow behavior of metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene
Hong Wu, October 2010
Ultrasound exposure can speed up the disentanglement of molecular chains during extrusion.
Bioplastics and global sustainability
J. N. Swamy, Balaji Singh, October 2010
Application of bioplastics is in its infancy stage but holds significant promise in developing sustainable plastics for the future.
Mechanical characterization of hydrogel
Allan D. Rogalsky, H. J. Kwon, October 2010
Digital image correlation is a viable approach to noncontact deformation sensing.


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