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PET, PBT and Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), of the polyester resin family, potentially compete for the same engineering-grade thermoplastic market. PTT’s crystallization rate relative to those of PET and PBT, suggests its high suitability for injection molding applications. The aim of this work is to produce a viable PTT candidate for engineering structural applications. To this end, fiberglass (FG) reinforcement, a commonly used method of improving polyester properties, is in a one-step novel process blended with PTT at 10%, 15%, 20%, and 30% FG. The mechanical, rheological, thermal and morphological properties of the FG-PTT composite are presented.
Combining two common polymerization techniques generates reinforcing particles that increase modulus up to 20%.
Short fibers with a different morphology and composition can improve the thermal stability of polyamide composites.
Modifying the surface of halloysite nanotubes by grafting with an aminosilane increases the dynamic-mechanical properties of the nanocomposite.
A systematic investigation of the superimposed effects in high-shear-rate capillary flow of polystyrene melt yields the polymer's true shear viscosity curve.
The activation energy for synthesizing unsaturated polyester from palm oil using different reactant ratios and catalysts was investigated, along with the solubility and miscibility behavior of the resultant polymer.
Simulation and experimentation are used to analyze birefringence in objects produced by the gas-assist injection molding process.
Adding ultrafine full-vulcanized powdered rubber substantially increases a thermoplastic's glass transition temperature, due to the restricted motion of plastic chains at the interface layer.
Processing variables must be considered when replacing synthetic with natural fibers in polymer matrix composites.
Adding nanosilica to vulcanizates of natural and reclaimed rubber enhances their reinforcing efficiency, tensile properties, and thermal stability.
The curing reaction of a rubber compound was more efficient with an organoclay-carbon black hybrid filler system.
Rheological evaluation of relaxation times makes it possible to estimate the occurrence of a crucial switch in phases that determines the final properties of high-impact polystyrene.
Dynamic rheology was used to explore how high density polyethylene interacts with different amounts of fumed silica nanofiller, both with and without the addition of a compatibilizer.
Melt rheology can probe the molecular-scale structure of several grades of commercially available polyaryletherketones.
Modifying polyacrylamides with hydrophobic co-monomers containing aryl and alkyl disubstituted acrylamide improves thickening properties and surface activity at the liquid-air interface.
Applying a novel continuum model of semi-flexible fibers demonstrates the potential for improved understanding of long glass fiber behavior in an injection-molded disk.
The measurement of the engineering properties of nanocomposites provides information about the average degree of graphene filler dispersion.
Numerically simulating and predicting viscoelastic materials' secondary flow behaviors could help optimize extruder designs and process parameters.
Mechanical and chemical treatment of carbon nanotubes can improve their ability to disperse uniformly in epoxy resins and, as a result, alter the rheological behavior of the composite materials.
Molecular dynamics simulations reveal the influence of temperature, chirality, and nanotube radius on the interaction of conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes.
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