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Processing effects on nanoclay/ polymer-blend morphology and rheology
Jacques Huitric, Michel Moan, Thierry Aubry, Julien Ville, Pascal Mederic, February 2011
Polyethylene/polyamide and polyamide/clay contact times critically impact clay-nanoparticle composition, polymer dispersed-phase morphology, and ternary-clay-blend rheological properties.
Clay-induced visco-elastic response of reactive nanocomposites
Hossein Ali Khonakdar, Javad Seyfi, Seyed Hassan Jafari, February 2011
Nanofillers in reactive blends—which are compatibilized through interchange/exchange reactions—have opposing effects on the visco-elastic response of nanocomposites.
Cross-linked polypropylene formation through silane-based moisture curing
Jeffrey Cogen, Saurav Sengupta, Bharat Chaudhary, February 2011
Polypropylene crosslinking with alkylsilanes and co-agents through free-radical modification enables generation of significant gel content.
Thermal stresses and birefringence in quenched cylinders
Antonio J. Carillo, Avraam I. Isayev, February 2011
During quenching from melt to solid state, the contribution of thermal stresses to birefringence is minimal for polystyrenes and significant for polycarbonates.
Measuring post-extrusion stretching force in polymer melts
Eduardo Mendizabal, Jorge R. Robledo-Ortiz, Daniel E. Ramirez-Arreola, Ruben Gonzalez-Nunez, February 2011
The stretching force of polymer melts depends on the draw ratio and freeze-line position.
Thermally insensitive hydrosoluble associative polymers
Fatima Perez-Rodriguez, Ramon Diaz de Leon, Enrique Jimenez-Regalado, February 2011
The rheological properties of a new type of water-soluble compound do not depend on temperature.
Modeling intermeshing, counterrotating twin-screw extrusion
James L. White, Jinhai Yang, Qibo Jiang, February 2011
Effects of screw-flight thickness, channel depth, and non-Newtonian flow can be predicted and experimentally verified by considering screw-flight shearing.
The creep behavior of linear low-density polyethylene
Arthur Bobovitch, Emmanuel Gutman, Dmytry Mogilansky, Yakov Unigovski, February 2011
Research reveals that the creep strain of films is higher at lower densities, specifically between 0.902 to 0.930g/cm!sup!3!/sup!.
An improved approach to simulating resin-transfer molding
Mohammed Hattabi, Aouatif Saad , Adil Echchelh, Mohammed El Ganaoui, March 2011
Implementation of the conventional control-volume/finite-element method and a modified conjugate-gradient algorithm can efficiently optimize rheological simulations.
Critical filler concentration for electroconductive polymer composites
Abdel-Karim Maaroufi, Gabriel Pinto, March 2011
Initial studies have been performed on how optimal electrical properties depend on percolation thresholds.
Free radicals in thermal dehydrochlorination of poly(vinyl chloride)
William H. Starnes Jr, March 2011
Kinetic analysis disproves operation of two mechanisms that involve free radicals, but autoacceleration begins with reactions of radicals formed in situ.
Preparation of vinyl alcohol groups containing polymer nanocomposites
Jin-San Yoon, Eun-Ju Lee, Gwang-Tae Kim, Eun-Soo Park , Young Seob Jong, March 2011
Materials prepared by solvent casting and precipitation, combined with chemical processes involving fatty acid derivatives, have significant potential for industrial applications.
Continuous twisted yarn from well-aligned nanofibers by a water vortex
Seeram Ramakrishna, Wee-Eong Teo, Mohammad Amani-Tehran, Maryam Yousefzadeh, Masoud Latifi, March 2011
Different yarn counts with various twists are feasible with a new technique.
Nanocomposites of new biodegradable polyesters and polyesteramides
Alfonso Rodriguez-Galan, Luis Javier del Valle, Jordi Puiggali , Maria Teresa Casas, Laura Morales-Gamez, Lourdes Franco, March 2011
Polymers are easily prepared by bulk polycondensation based on metal-halide salt formation, while crystallization is strongly influenced by incorporation and distribution of silicate nanoparticles.
Environmentally friendly polymer composites prepared with cellulose nanocrystals
Vera Maria Wik, Mirta Ines Aranguren, Mirna Alejandra Mosiewicki, March 2011
Novel polyurethanes obtained from vegetable oil exhibit appreciably improved mechanical performance with inclusion of just 0.5% by weight of nanosized cellulose crystals.
Biodegradable polymers based on starch and poly(lactic acid)
Tamas Tabi, Jozsef Gabor Kovacs, March 2011
Pre-process drying is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to enhance adhesion between fillers and polymers.
Processing and characterization of recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) blends
Yottha Srithep, Lih-Sheng Turng, March 2011
Chain extenders blended with recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) improve mechanical properties and moldability.
Freeze-drying improves crystallization of biodegradable polymers
Nobuaki Tabata, Takashi Sasaki , Daisuke Morino, March 2011
Poly(L-lactide) prepared by freeze-drying exhibits higher crystallizability than the bulk polymer.
Survivability design of composite wave-energy converters
Wim Van Paepegem, March 2011
Design considerations and large-scale slamming tests enable a low-cost, flexible wave-energy device with floating point absorbers made of filament-wound composite material.
Copper alloy injection-mold tooling
Rex Beechey, Phil Coates, Leigh Mulvaney-Johnson, Adrian L. Kelly, March 2011
Use of high-thermal-conductivity mold tooling reduces the cooling time during injection molding.

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