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.
Elongational flow in polyethylene/organoclay nanocomposites breaks their 3D network and aligns clay platelets, subsequently affecting the composite's non-isothermal crystallization and melt behavior.
Polystyrene-graft-ethyl methacrylate copolymer can be used to remove zinc, copper, and cobalt ions from samples.
The benefit of adding a filler may be outweighed by matrix degradation.
A comparison of the shear and extensional properties of glass and wollastonite fibers in composite materials shows that they increase the fluid elasticity, relaxation time, and storage modulus of composites.
Modeling the behavior of short-fiber reinforced thermosets during the molding process remains one of the most difficult challenges for successful thermoset part design. This presentation covers examples of thermoset molding best practices and explains how advanced simulation techniques can help predict flow behavior and overcome issues frequently encountered with short-fiber thermoset molding. Factors considered include part geometry thermodynamics molding pressures and fiber orientation.
Graphene-based nanocomposites demonstrate superior electrical mechanical physical and thermal properties. Because of this they have moved swiftly from the research laboratory into the marketplace in applications in aerospace automotive coatings electronics energy storage and paints. Based on the huge interest enhanced properties as well as ease of production and handling the European Union is funding a 10 year $1.73 billion coordination action on graphene; South Korea is spending $350 million on commercialization initiatives; and the United Kingdom is investing $76 million in a commercialization hu because many current and potential applications for carbon nanotubes may be replaced by graphene at much lower cost. The main objective of this study was to characterize the influence of exfoliated grapheme nanoplatelets (xGnP) particle diameter filler loading and the addition of coupling agents on the mechanical rheological and thermal properties of xGnP-filled impact-modified polypropylene (IMPP) composites.
This paper describes the powder in mould coating process (PIMC) in combination with sheet moulding compound (SMC). A powder coating is applied to a preheated mould to pre-gel. SMC is placed into the mould and pressed as one with the PIMC to cure together inside the mould. When the SMC is removed from the mould it comes out coated with a highly durable super smooth powder coating layer which has a strong adhesion to the SMC. The coating has good barrier properties hardness flexibility and abrasion resistance. With the unique controlled chemistry based on durable unsaturated polyester and vinylether urethane the coating properties and curing behavior can be fine tuned to automotive requirements. Rheological curing studies were conducted to investigate the curing behavior.
Short-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics are a feasible alternative to develop lightweight materials for semi-structural applications. These materials present a layered structure showing a complex fiber orientation distribution along the molding. The details of fiber orientation in a center-gated disk with diameters of 1.38 and 2.05 mm were obtained in several regions including the gate and advancing front. Several modifications were introduced in the method of ellipses to obtain unambiguous orientation measured over small sampling area. Two fiber suspensions (30 % short glass-fiber PBT and PP) with different rheological characteristics were used in these experiments. The results showed an asymmetric distribution of fiber orientation that gradually washs out as the flow progress. In addition the initial orientation measured at the gate presented a fiber distribution different from the random orientation that is assumed in literature for a center-gated disk.
Triblock copolymers of poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(n-butyl acrylate) have better processing properties than poly(vinyl chloride) without the health problems associated with phthalate plasticizers.
Reactive mixing of low-density polyethylene and thermoplastic starch increases the viscosity of the resulting material owing to formation of a network of dispersed phase droplets.
Starch-based biocomposite films incorporating spherical cellulose nanocrystals from garlic stalks offer a novel application of an underused natural fiber.
Reinforcing a polyamide 6 matrix resulted in higher complex viscosities, storage modulus, and shear viscosities.
A method to synthesize strongly acidic cation-exchange resins from porous styrene-divinylbenzene copolymers can quickly monitor porosity and significantly reduce cost, health risks, and pollution.
Incorporating carbon nanotubes into polymer nanocomposites increases their melt flow and decreases their electrical resistivity.
Poly(lactic acid) optimized with chain extenders, plasticizers, and nucleating agents forms stable and defect-free films with improved mechanical properties.
Increasing the proportion of long-chain alkyl methacrylates in a copolymer from 4 to 7 mol% lowers the pour point of its mineral oil solutions from Ã¢Ë†â€™9°C to below Ã¢Ë†â€™30°C.
High-shear, high-temperature pre-mixing followed by controlled curing at elevated temperature better disperses and intercalates organoclays in epoxy nanocomposites, improving their mechanical performance.
Vinyl terminated polypropylene (PP) and mono-vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) have been reacted in the melt phase with Grubbs second generation catalyst to, synthesize PDMS modified PP copolymers. Some chemical, physical and rheological properties of produced materials are determined and the results indicated the feasibility of cross metathesis (CM) reaction in melt phase.
Dynamic melt rheology was used to characterize poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) supplied from manufactures across the globe. The zero shear viscosity and the molecular weight of the polymers were determined. This rheology method is more sensitive than traditional intrinsic viscosity measurements provided by the resin suppliers
A formulation for modeling the spinning coating process on spherical surfaces is presented in this paper. The model can be adopted to predict film thickness profile on spherical surfaces with large central angles. The simulation results showed that the uniformity of final film thickness is not ideal with uniform initial film thickness distribution. The film thickness evolution and uniformity of film thickness were studied using this model and compared with literature to determine potential advantages of the new model.
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