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Technical Article Briefs

Damping properties and mechanisms of magnetorheological gel
Song Qi, Jie Fu, Miao Yu, Pingan Yang , Mi Zhu, December 2015

Increasing carbonyl iron powder filler content affects polyurethane matrix reactions and causes the loss factor of the composites to decrease.

Quantitative microscale assessment of polymer flammability
Hsinjin E. Yang, December 2015

The general principle of the micro-combustion calorimeter test is described and experimental results for a polycarbonate sample are presented.

Color stability of stained wood-flour/polypropylene composites during weathering
Xi Guo, Cao Jinzhen, Yao Peng , Wen Wang, December 2015

The addition of pigments represents the most effective staining method for improving the color stability of wood-plastic composites for outdoor applications.

New solvent for gel spinning of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers
Tom P. Wyatt, Xudong Fang , Donggang Yao, November 2015

The feasibility of using polybutene to improve production efficiency and maintain mechanical properties is demonstrated.

Foam injection molding with nitrogen and carbon dioxide as co-blowing agents
Lih-Sheng Turng , Xiaofei Sun, Hrishikesh Kharbas, November 2015

A novel process combines gas-laden pellets and microcellular injection molding to produce thermoplastic polyurethane foams with low density, uniform cell structure, and high durability.

Increased thermal conductivity of polymer composites
Wenxia Wang, Lifei Chen, Mingzhu Wang, Wei Yu , Yu Qi, Huaqing Xie, November 2015

A synergistic effect in polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene alloys arises from the inclusion of alumina, magnesia, and graphene nanoplatelet fillers.

Predicting thermal degradation mechanisms in polymer composites
Abdel-Karim Maaroufi , Muhammad Azeem Arshad, November 2015

Kinetic modeling and structural analyses are used to determine degradation pathways in metal-filled epoxy materials.

Effects of silanes on tribological properties of rubber composites
Yinhang Zhang, Fei Deng, Xin Ge , Ur Ryong Cho, November 2015

The friction coefficient and wear loss of clay/rubber composites containing three different silanes were experimentally determined.

Improving electron transport and mechanical properties of polyaniline-based composites
Chitragara Basavaraja, Do Sung Huh, November 2015

Doping polyaniline with well-dispersed poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) increases the composite conductivity due to the increased mobility of charge carriers.

A novel foaming method for fabricating microcellular injection-molded parts
Jun Peng, Lih-Sheng Turng, November 2015

Water vapor represents a new kind of physical blowing agent for the fabrication of foamed-polycarbonate parts with a smooth surface finish.

The skin-core structure of injection-molded parts
Sudheer Bandla , Jay Hanan, November 2015

A highly oriented skin layer caused by flow-induced stresses from injection molding was visualized and quantified by x-ray nanotomography.

Improving the mechanical and thermal properties of copolyimide fibers
Mengying Zhang, Hongqing Niu, Dezhen Wu, October 2015

The incorporation of benzimidazole and ether moieties causes microvoids to decrease in size and enhanced hydrogen bond interactions within the fibers.

Importance of sample dimensions in dynamic mechanical analysis
Giuseppe R. Palmese, John J. La Scala, Joseph L. Lenhart, Ian M. McAninch, October 2015

Both the size of samples and the type of clamp geometry should be considered during testing of epoxy resins to ensure accurate modulus measurements are obtained.

Core-material penetration in multi-cavity co-injection molding
Jackie Yang, Chao-Tsai Huang, October 2015

A high core-material ratio and slow injection speed allow for good penetration, but leading behavior during the runner-filling stage can result in unsatisfactory material distribution in the molded parts.

Investigating two electrospinning mass transfer mechanisms
Siavash Sarabi-Mianeji, Jennifer Scott, Danny J. Y. S. Page, October 2015

Whipping and splitting??favored by separate processing conditions??result in different fiber diameters and diameter distributions, and can be identified by the measured current during processing.

Low-cost, high-performance thermally conductive plastics
Allison Howard , Anand Murugaiah, Bei Xiang, Chandra Raman, October 2015

Surface treatments and boron nitride-based mixed filler formulations are used to address property and cost challenges.

Keratin-containing nanofibers for cell growth and tissue scaffolds
Duygu Yuksel Deniz , Memet Vezir Kahraman, October 2015

A polymer solution that includes human hair is used in a UV-electrospinning technique to fabricate non-toxic fibers with diameters of less 350nm.

Explaining electrical resistivity effects in electro-conductive polymer composites
Eun-Soo Park, October 2015

Morphological analysis of saponified carbon-black-filled semi-crystalline polymers provides a new theory for positive and negative temperature coefficient phenomena.

Combinatorial effects of kneading elements on twin-screw compounding
Paul Andersen, Mark Wetzel, Jake Webb, Ben Dryer, Graeme Fukuda , David Bigio, October 2015

An inline residence-stress-distribution methodology enables characterization of the effect of unique screw geometries on dispersive mixing.

Influencing the strength and biodegradability of polylactide blown films
Huiliang Zhang, Yan Zhao, September 2015

The morphology and enzymatic degradation of polylactide composites plasticized with acetyl tributyl citrate and blended with glycidyl methacrylate-grafted poly(ethylene octene) have been investigated.

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