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Microcellular injection molding with improved surface quality
Jungjoo Lee, Lih-Sheng Turng, October 2010
Increasing the interfacial mold-polymer temperature by insertion of an insulator layer allows elimination of bubble tracks on the surface before melt solidification.
Oil-palm fiber as natural reinforcement for polymer composites
Farid Nasir Ani, Aznizam Abu Bakar, Arshad Salema , Azman Hassan, October 2010
The importance of natural fibers as reinforcement or fillers in polymers is increasing, but limitations have prevented them from totally replacing synthetic fibers.
Consolidation and fracture of self-reinforced polypropylene composites
Valeria Pettarin, Ariel Stocchi, Tibor Czigany, Andras Izer, Tamas Barany , Celina Bernal, October 2010
Greater matrix-reinforcement adhesion reduces the number of acoustic-emission events, which also occur nearer to final failure.
Intercalation pathways and mechanical properties of epoxy-clay nanocomposites
Chad Snyder, Mickey Richardson, Jae Hyun Kim, Gale Holmes , Derek Ho, October 2010
Intercalation pathways between galleries impact the strain at failure of epoxy-clay hybrid nanocomposites.
Freeze-thawed hydrogels for modeling blood vessels
Colin Stanley, Philip Walsh, Austin Coffey, October 2010
Artificial materials that match both the physical dimensions and mechanical properties of biological blood vessels could be useful in biomedical simulation experiments.
Improving melt processing of thermoplastic polyurethanes
Carlos Arthur Ferreira, Ademir Jose Zattera , Rudinei Fiorio, October 2010
Addition of low-molecular-mass-containing urethane groups leads to both a reduction in intrinsic viscosity and an increase in melt-flow stability.
Stability of wood/polyvinyl chloride composites under UV-light aging
Napat Pattamasattayasonthi, Kantima Chaochanchaikul, Vichai Rosarpitak, Narongrit Sombatsompop, November 2010
UV light affects the mechanical and structural stability of composite materials, which can be reduced successfully by employing an acrylic protecting layer.
Bilateral stress in resin feed is important for solids conveying
Stephen Derezinski, November 2010
Laboratory measurements of the bilateral stress of resin feed samples show that it is unique to polymer type and form.
A unique, high-flow, drapable, soft reprocessable material
Ashok Adur, November 2010
A new pelletizable, reprocessable composition can be converted into a nonwoven material or a fabric suitable for spin bonding.
Resin pressure inside composite laminates
Zuoguang Zhang, Yanxia Li, Chaobo Xin , Min Li, Yizhuo Gu, November 2010
Resin pressures are uniformly distributed in the through-thickness and in-plane directions during zero-bleeding autoclave processing.
Visco-elastic properties of modified poly(lactic acid)/ spruce-wood-flour composites
Adriana Gregorova , Rupert Wimmer, November 2010
Composite mechanical behavior is critically influenced by interfacial compatibility between the filler and polymer matrix.
Using a torque rheometer to characterize flow in poly(vinyl chloride) composites
Gulsen Albayrak Ari, November 2010
An instrument that is basically a batch mixer provides valuable data regarding the processability of polymer micro- and nanomaterials, and is also a useful tool in quality control and product development.
Efficient extruder and slot-die purging
Beth Foederer, November 2010
Cleaning an extrusion system can have many benefits, including quick product changeover, reduced contamination defects, and faster, more successful screw removal.
Organoclays enhance photodegradation of polyethylene film
Walter W. Focke, November 2010
Manganese- and cobalt-based layered double hydroxides intercalated with fatty acids are excellent photodegradation organoclay additives for low-density polyethylene films.
Simulation of parison shape at pinch-off in blow molding
Yoshiyuki Iemoto, Ryuichi Kawachi, Youhei Fukuzawa, Shuichi Tanoue , Hideki Tomiyama, November 2010
Predictions of the multilayer-parison shape during extrusion blow molding are aided by finite-element calculations.
Improving interfacial adhesion of composites with treated fibers
Sreekumar Pa, November 2010
Surface modification of natural fiber using physical or chemical methods can improve the interfacial adhesion of the composites
Tensile and fatigue properties of a short-fiber-reinforced polyamide-6,6
Pankaj Mallick, November 2010
The effects of melt temperature and hold pressure depend on the fabrication method of injection-molded polymer/fiber composites.
Nanocomposite dispersions based on cellulose whiskers and acrylic co-polymer
Ayman Ben Mabrouk, Sami Boufi, December 2010
Addition of methacryloxypropyl triethoxysilane stabilizes the dispersion and favors anchoring of the whiskers onto polymer particles.
Production of highly transparent polypropylene sheets
Toshitaka Kanai, Akira Funaki, December 2010
A combination of quick quenching and suitable heat treatment can improve the transparency of polypropylene extrusion sheets.
Supercritical carbon dioxide dissolves in potato starch and its derivatives
Henky Muljana, Francesco Picchioni, Erik Heeres , Leon Janssen, December 2010
The solubility of supercritical carbon dioxide in potato starch is in the characteristic range of typical synthetic polymers.


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