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Technical Article Briefs

Mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire using a dual-functional reclaiming agent
Arun K. Jalan, Supriyo Das, Soumyajit Ghorai, Madhusudan Roy, Debapriya De, June 2017

Disulfide chemicals act as a reclaiming agent during the mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire and can subsequently help to disperse silica filler into the revulcanizate.

Rapid fabrication of various molds for polymer lens arrays
Chih-Yuan Chang, June 2017

A one-step method enables the fabrication of molds with concave lens array patterns, which can be used for the replication of polymer lens arrays.

Self-healing microcapsules containing rejuvenator with an organic nanocomposite shell
Yingyuan Wang , Shan Han , Jun-Feng Su, June 2017

Novel self-healing microcapsules containing bituminous rejuvenator with nano-calcium carbonate/organic composite shells were developed by in situ polymerization.

Enhanced cellulose nanofibril/polypropylene composites for 3D printing
Douglas J. Gardner, Lu Wang, June 2017

Novel composites containing natural spray-dried nanofibers have improved rheological properties over conventional filled polypropylene composites and may be suitable for fused filament fabrication.

A novel high-performance biobased polyamide
Tingting Yang, Yong He, Fredrick Nzioka Mutua , Yuanbo Gao, June 2017

Poly(pentamethylene oxamide) exhibits excellent mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties, and is suitable for the fabrication of plastics, as well as parts in the automobile and electronics industries.

Improved filler-matrix interfaces in environmentally friendly polymeric composites
Alessia Quitadamo, Marco Valente, June 2017

Wood-plastic composites can be optimized with the addition of waste paper fibers, coupling agents, and bioderived polymers.

Novel bioinspired approach to improve the properties of soy protein isolate films
Jianzhang Li, Shifeng Zhang, Haijiao Kang, Cusheng Qi, Zhong Wang, June 2017

A casting method is used to incorporate poly(dopamine)-modified montmorillonite reinforcements and ferric iron coordination crosslinking centers into the matrix of nanocomposites.

Developing greener composites from cellulose nanocrystals and biopolyurethane
Aiga Ivdre, Ugis Cabulis, Mirta Ines Aranguren, Juan Manuel Buffa, Pablo Marcelo Stefani, Veronica Mucci, June 2017

Environmentally friendly nanocomposite materials from bio-based polyurethane and cellulose nanocrystals show significantly improved mechanical properties with only 1 nanocrystal filler.

Improving the flame retardance of microcellular nanocomposites by employing layered nanoclays
Hai-Hong Wu, Tie Geng, Xin-Chao Wang , Lih-Sheng Turng, May 2017

Incorporating fully oriented layered nanoclay within microcellular thermoplastic polyurethane foam achieves an excellent thermal-shielding performance that significantly enhances its flame retardance.

Using bis-oxalamides to reduce the haze of linear low-density polyethylene
Martin Hill, Ellen Keene, Yiyong He, Kyle Hart, Richard Keaton, Andrew Banks, Ye Huang, Lin Wang , Nestor Santos Jr., May 2017

The haze of a commercially available resin can be reduced by up to 50 by incorporating novel clarification agents.

Analyzing the radiopacity of dental composite restoratives
Dimitrios Dionysopoulos , Christos Papadopoulos, Kosmas Tolidis, Paris Gerasimou, May 2017

The radiopacity of modern dental restorative materials depends critically on the filler compositions.

Accelerating the degradation of polyethylene composite mulches
Xianming Dong, Chaoqun Zhang, Ying Luo, May 2017

Films containing poly(methyl methacrylate)-modified titanium dioxide nanoparticles exhibit enhanced photocatalytic oxidation and biodegradation.

Improving the mechanical properties of fatty acid starch esters
Hero Jan Heeres, Francesco Picchioni, Asaf Sugih, Henky Muljana, May 2017

The novel use of sago starch and vinyl laurate in densified carbon dioxide increases the reactivity of esterification and produces final products that have higher degrees of substitution.

Improving flame retardancy of epoxy resins
Laura Mazzocchetti, Mauro Comes Franchini, Tiziana Benelli, Loris Giorgini, May 2017

New nitrogen-rich bentonite organoclays are used to improve the behavior of traditionally flammable materials, such as epoxy resins in carbon fiber-reinforced polymers.

Toughening polyoxymethylene by polyolefin elastomer and compatibilizer
Zhanhu Guo , Xingru Yan , Wenqing Yang , Xuan-Lun Wang, April 2017

Glycidyl methacrylate-grafted high-density polyethylene improved the compatibility of polyoxymethylene and polyolefin elastomer, in turn enhancing the properties of polyoxymethylene.

Compatibilizer-photostabilizer interactions in coir fiber/polypropylene composites
Jose Augusto Marcondes Agnelli, Silvia Helena Prado Bettini, Lucas Henrique Staffa, Miguel Luiz Souza, April 2017

The use of photostabilizing additives may compromise the mechanical properties of coir fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites compatibilized with maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene.

Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions
Cecilia Duran-Valencia, Simon Lopez-Ramirez, Fernando Barragan-Aroche, Luis Cervantes-Montejano, Gerardo Pineda-Torres, April 2017

Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions.

Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures
Fengyuan Yan, Mengjiao Wang, Na Fan, Yunxia Wang, Qiufeng Wang, Hongling Wang, April 2017

The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior.

Dramatically increasing the thermal conductivity of silicone rubber composites
Yonglai Lu, April 2017

Incorporating small amounts of graphite nanosheets into highly filled spherical-alumina/silicone rubber hybrids strengthens the filler-filler networks.

Functionalizing gum arabic for adhesive and food packaging applications
Neelima Tripathi, Vimal Katiyar, March 2017

A new bio-based hydrophobic gum arabic-based copolymer is an excellent adhesive and improves the properties of polylactic acid for potential food packaging applications.

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