The SPE Library contains thousands of papers, presentations, journal briefs and recorded webinars from the best minds in the Plastics Industry. Spanning almost two decades, this collection of published research and development work in polymer science and plastics technology is a wealth of knowledge and information for anyone involved in plastics.
The addition of thermodynamically stable nanolaminates to thermosets and thermoplastics improves the performance of polymer matrix composites.
A solution-based in situ polymerization technique is used to disperse graphene oxide nanosheets within a host polymer matrix for a biologically inspired device.
The high water absorption rates and poor long-term stability in high salinity of polymer-montmorillonite composites are ameliorated by introducing a polymerizable cationic hydrophobic monomer.
Peel strength tests, scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry are used to investigate the properties of two commercial self-reinforced polymer composites.
The novel Ã¢â‚¬Ëœviscosity-cureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ shift factor is used to model the rheological and stress relaxation behavior of epoxy resin during the curing process.
Soil burial tests, conducted under natural conditions, were used to investigate the biodegradability of bio-nanocomposites containing silica, silicate, and graphene reinforcements.
Acid surface treatment produces an increase in surface area of 896% and increases the Young's modulus of composites by up to 207%.
Oleic acid-functionalized titanium dioxide nanoparticles are used to produce a new styrene-butadiene rubber nanocomposite material with excellent mechanical properties, photostability and thermostability.
Using an industrial waste as an inorganic filler in plastic/wood composites improves the fire and mechanical properties of the material, as well as reducing its financial and environmental cost.
A novel process combines traditional blow molding with an injection-molded low-density particle foam core for the fabrication of structural parts in the automotive and related industries.
A variety of techniques are used to test and understand how fiber-filled thermoplastics behave when impacted or subjected to high rates of deformation.
Using ground seashell as a biofiller in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer increases flame retardance.
Inclusion of both pristine and surface-activated halloysite nanotubes gives rise to good physical and mechanical properties of the resultant plastics.
Grafting polystyrene onto wood cell walls improves the interfacial compatibility between polymer and wood, and thus gives rise to better mechanical and hydrophobic properties.
Beta-form polypropylene can be produced through the introduction of a branching molecular architecture and by conducting crystallization under shear and rapid cooling conditions.
The mechanical, thermal, and swelling properties of composite samples produced via a latex compounding method are presented.
A new approach, which combines the eXtended Pom-Pom finite element model and an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian technique, is used to simulate stress levels at different points in a molded part.
A simple explicit model is proposed, based on analysis of computational results that show the extent of resin infiltration in a pin-assisted pultrusion process scales with a novel dimensionless group.
A novel 3D bio-printing platform is integrated with a forming system that combines electrospinning and extrusion deposition to prepare drug-loaded structures.
Cellulose nanocrystals are used to fabricate novel biodegradable nanocomposites that exhibit reduced oxygen permeability, as well as improved tensile and rheological characteristics.
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