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1. Biodegradable polymers and green-based antimicrobial packaging materials: A mini-review

January 2020
Yajie Zhong | Patrick Godwin | Yongcan Jin | Huining Xiao

Recently, the demands for biodegradable and renewable materials for packaging applications have increased tremendously. This rise in demand is connected to the growing environmental concerns over the...

2. The development and challenges of poly (lactic acid) and poly (glycolic acid)

April 2020
K. Jim Jem | Bowen Tan

Bio-plastics have gained tremendous attention, due to the increasing environmental pressure on global warming and plastic pollution. Among them, poly (lactic acid) (PLA) is both bio-based and bio-degradable,...

3. Starch-based biodegradable materials: Challenges and opportunities

January 2020
Tianyu Jiang | Qingfei Duan | Jian Zhu | Hongsheng Liu | Long Yu

This paper reviews the recent development of starch-based materials, including both fundamental and application researches. In order to overcome the weakness of pure starch-based materials, such as...

4. An overview on synthesis, properties and applications of poly(butylene-adipate-co-terephthalate)–PBAT

January 2020
Jiao Jian | Zeng Xiangbin | Huang Xianbo

A significantly growing interest is to design new biodegradable polymers in order to solve fossil resources and environmental pollution problems associated with conventional plastics. A kind of new...

5. Polymer composites for tribological applications

October 2018
K. Friedrich

Many different polymers and polymer composites are used for engineering applications in which friction and wear are critical issues. This article briefs (a) the importance of polymer tribology in general,...

6. Plastic solid waste identification system based on near infrared spectroscopy in combination with support vector machine

April 2019
Shichao Zhu | Honghui Chen | Mengmeng Wang | Xuemei Guo | Yu Lei | Gang Jin

In this paper, identification system of plastic solid waste (PSW) based on near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectroscopy in combination with Support Vector Machine (SVM) was presented. A device applied...

7. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) toward cost competitiveness and functionality

January 2020
Guo-Qiang Chen | Xin-Yu Chen | Fu-Qing Wu | Jin-Chun Chen

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) have been produced by several bacteria as bioplastics in industrial scales. PHA commercialization has been challenging due to its complexity and the associated high cost...

8. CO2 derived biodegradable polycarbonates: Synthesis, modification and applications

October 2019
Shuxian Ye | Shuanjin Wang | Limiao Lin | Min Xiao | Yuezhong Meng

Fixation carbon dioxide into polymer is a feasible proposal to construct high value-added biodegradable plastic. These polymers are environmentally friendly and energy-saving owing to that the raw material...

9. Elastomeric nano-particle and its applications in polymer modifications

April 2020
Jinliang Qiao

Elastomeric nano-particles (ENPs) have been used widely and nano-scale effects have been found when used in polymer modification. For example, ENPs could increase toughness and heat resistance of plastics...

10. 3D printing of HA / PCL composite tissue engineering scaffolds

October 2019
Zhiwei Jiao | Bin Luo | Shengyi Xiang | Haopeng Ma | Yuan Yu | Weimin Yang

Here, the internal structure and mechanical properties of the hydroxyapatite/polycaprolactone scaffolds, prepared by fused deposition modeling (FDM) technique, were explored. Using hydroxyapatite (HA)...

11. Fundamental researches on graphene/rubber nanocomposites

January 2019
Hao Zhang | Wang Xing | Hengyi Li | Zhengtian Xie | Guangsu Huang | Jinrong Wu

Graphene has exceptionally high surface area, mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and gas-barrier performance, thus it is considered as an ideal multifunctional filler...

12. Peroxide curing systems applied for cross-linking of rubber compounds based on SBR

Available online 21 May 2020
Ján Kruželák | Andrea Kvasničáková | Ivan Hudec

The work was aimed at the investigation of influence of peroxide curing system on cross-linking and properties of rubber compounds based on SBR. First, the temperature of vulcanization and the amount...

13. Shape memory alloys in fibre-reinforced polymer composites

October 2018
Amaël Cohades | Véronique Michaud

This article reviews the current state-of-the-art in the applications of shape memory alloy (SMA) wires into high performance fibre reinforced polymer composite materials (FRPs). SMAs have been investigated...

14. An example of industrialization of melt electrospinning: Polymer melt differential electrospinning

July 2019
Chen Mingjun | Zhang Youchen | Li Haoyi | Li Xiangnan | Ding Yumei | Mahmoud M. Bubakir | Yang Weimin

In recent years, researchers are paying more attention to high efficiency, high process stability and eco-friendly nanofiber fabrication techniques. Among all of the nanofiber fabrication methods, electrospinning...

15. Isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of composites of poly(propylene) and MWCNTs

October 2018
Nigel Coburn | Paula Douglas | Derya Kaya | Jaipal Gupta | Tony McNally

The isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization behaviour of composites of a poly(propylene) (PP) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were investigated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry...

16. Reinforcement of recycled PET for mechanical properties of isotactic polypropylene

April 2019
Zishou Zhang | Chunguang Wang | Kancheng Mai

For high-value use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (r-PET) resource and simultaneous development of high performance isotactic polypropylene (PP) materials, the blends of r-PET with PP and its...

17. Melt-viscosity and mechanical behaviour of polypropylene (PP)/wood flour composites: Effect of pulverization of wood flour with and without water

January 2019
Md Minhaz-Ul Haque | Koichi Goda | Hirokazu Ito | Shinji Ogoe | Masaki Okamot | Tomoyuki Ema | Keiko Kagawa | Hidetaka Nogami

This study analyses the effect of pulverization of wood flour with and without water to the melt-viscosity and mechanical behaviour of polypropylene (PP)/wood flour (WF) composites. The composites were...

18. Research on intelligent manufacturing of 3D printing/copying of polymer

April 2019
Weimin Yang | Ranran Jian

To solve the problems of low precision and molding efficiency of 3D printing technology at present, the concept of “3D copying” intelligent manufacturing is put forward for the first time considering...

19. A facile evaluation on melt crystallization kinetics and thermal properties of low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) blends

July 2019
Dan Wang | Bin Yang | Qin-Ting Chen | Jin Chen | Li-Fen Su | Peng Chen | Zheng-Zhi Zheng | Ji-Bin Miao | Jia-Sheng Qian | Ru Xia | You Shi

In this study, we prepare series of low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) blends using melt extrusion. The effects of RPET content on the crystallization behavior...

20. Rheological and mechanical properties of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene/high density polyethylene/polyethylene glycol blends

January 2019
Yingchun Li | Hui He | Yuanbin Ma | Yi Geng | Jiawen Tan

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) possesses many excellent properties, but poor processability. There are many ways to improve the processability of UHMWPE, but most of which will compromise...

21. Fatigue analysis and fatigue reliability of polypropylene/wood flour composites

July 2019
Md Minhaz-Ul Haque | Koichi Goda | Shinji Ogoe | Yuta Sunaga

Fatigue analysis and fatigue reliability of polypropylene (PP)/wood flour (WF) composites were studied. The composites were prepared by incorporating wood flour with and without maleic anhydride and...

22. Research of the influence factors on transesterification reaction degree in PC/PBT blends

October 2019
Tipeng Zhao | Junwei Ai | Peitao Wang | Wei Tong | Chao Ding | Yin Cen | Mingqiu Zhang

PC/PBT blends have excellent comprehensive properties and are widely used in the market. It's inevitable that transesterification reaction will take place in the melting process for this kind of blends,...

23. Scaling relation of nonlinear conductive behavior of HDPE composites filled with carbon black and carbon fibers

April 2020
Ji-Zhao Liang

A scaling relation of the electric conductivity behavior of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites loaded with carbon black (CB) and carbon fibers (CF) was studied. The results demonstrated, the...

24. Synthesis and characterization of novel water-soluble 6-deoxy-6-(2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diol)cellulose derivatives

April 2020
Annett Pfeifer | Martin Gericke | Thomas Heinze

Amino celluloses are semisynthetic polysaccharide derivatives that are functionalized with amino groups. This class of bio-based polymers has a number of interesting properties for advanced applications...

25. Continuous foam extrusion of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF): Chemical microfoam formation

January 2020
Javad Sameni | Shaffiq A. Jaffer | Jimi Tjong | Weimin Yang | Mohini Sain

This paper focuses on the development of polyvinylidene fluoride microfoam by implementing a chemical blowing agent through a continuous process. The objective was to investigate the effects caused...

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