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Recent Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research.

Synthesis of azido end-functional polystyrene: Azidoethyl-2-bromo-2-methylpropanoate initiator and effect of time on polymerization

Available online 6 August 2020
Jubaraj Chandra | Farhana Sumi Rain | Tariqul Hasan | Roushown Ali

Azidoethyl-2-bromo-2-methylpropanoate (AEBMP) has been synthesized from 2-azidoethanol and 2-bromo-2-methylpropionyl bromide under nitrogen atmosphere. The azido end-functional polystyrene (PS-N3) has...

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

July 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...

Melt strength and stretching ratio of low-density polyethylene composites loaded with nanoscale zinc oxide

July 2020
Ji-Zhao Liang

The melt drawability including melt strength (MS) and stretching ratio (V) of the neat low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and the LDPE composites loaded with a nanometer zinc oxide (nano-ZnO) were measured...

A brief discussion on advances in polyurethane applications

July 2020
Abhijit Das | Prakash Mahanwar

Polyurethane is a material that defines the word ‘versatile’. The structure property relationship of di-isocyanates and polyols is such that it provides ample variety and customization to the manufacturer....

Meltable fatty acid esters of α-1,3-glucan as potential thermoplastics

July 2020
Katja Geitel | Andreas Koschella | Christian Lenges | Thomas Heinze

Biosynthetically produced α-1,3-glucan dissolved in N,N-dimethyl acetamide/LiCl was allowed to react with lauric-, palmitic-, and stearic acid in presence of the activation agents p-toluenesulfonic...

Fundamental insight into anionic aqueous polyurethane dispersions

July 2020
Harsh Pandya | Prakash Mahanwar

Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersions (APUD) have been at the epicenter of the coating industry & research, devising greener solutions to modern coating problems. The formulation of APUDs involves many components...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

α-1,3-Glucan benzoate – A novel polysaccharide derivative

April 2020
Martin Gericke | Antje Tied | Christian Lenges | Thomas Heinze

α-1,3-Glucan benzoates (GB) were prepared by homogeneous derivatization of the polysaccharide in N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA)/LiCl using either benzoyl chloride as reagent (without and with addition...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

Bio-based poly(butylene furandicarboxylate)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers: The effect of poly(ethylene glycol) molecular weight on thermal properties and hydrolysis degradation behavior

October 2019
Han Hu | Ruoyu Zhang | Zhengyang Kong | Kai Wang | Wu Bin Ying | Jinggang Wang | Jin Zhu

Poly (butylene furandicarboxylate) based poly (ether ester), with poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) molecular weight from 600 to 20 K g mol−1 and mass fraction of hard segments fixed at 50%, are synthesized...

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...

A novel thermoplastic elastomer from double CO2-Route oligomers

October 2019
Jiaxiang Qin | Junqiao Jiang | Shuxian Ye | Jiaxin Liang | Youji Tao | Shuanjin Wang | Dongmei Han | Min Xiao

As carbon dioxide (CO2) is an inexpensive, abundant, sustainable and green carbonyl resource, its utilization to produce value-added chemicals and polymeric materials has attracted much more attention....

A facile strategy for the preparation of end-capped and cross-linkable poly(propylene carbonate) with high performance

October 2019
Pengfei Song | Baocheng Ran | Yingqi Shang | Li Kang | Yalun Chen | Luyi Sun

Itaconic anhydride (IAn) was firstly used for the modification of poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) by solution blending following with the direct heating treatment, producing end-capped and cross-linkable...

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,...

Relative reactivities of epoxide monomers during copolymerization with carbon dioxide

October 2019
Shaoyun Chen | Xiaolei Wei | Yongqiang Luo | Yaxin Chen | Yuning Li | Dongxian Zhuo

The copolymerization of CO2/propylene oxide (PO)/cyclohexene oxide (CHO) was carried out using a Zn-based heterogeneous catalyst, namely a supported multi-component zinc dicarboxylate. The monomer reactivity...

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...

Creep behavior and mechanical properties of isotactic polypropylene composites via twice melt injection molding

July 2019
Xin Wang | Hongyue Yuan | Yamin Pan | Chuntai Liu | Changyu Shen | Xianhu Liu

Nowadays, the improvement of injection molding technology development research is in great demand due to the limitation of convenient injection molding for structural engineering applications. For injection-molded...

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...

Effect of continuous elongational flow on structure and properties of short glass fiber reinforced polyamide 6 composites

July 2019
Ting Wu | Zhao-xia Huang | Da-zhong Wang | Jin-ping Qu

Short glass fiber (SGF) reinforced polyamide 6 (PA6) composite is an important thermoplastic engineering plastic with excellent properties such as high toughness, high strength, self-lubrication and...

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...

Influence of compatibilizer and carbon nanotubes on mechanical, electrical, and barrier properties of PTT/ABS blends

July 2019
Natália F. Braga | Anna Marie LaChance | Bin Liu | Luyi Sun | Fabio R. Passador

Composites based on poly (trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT)/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) blend with maleic anhydride grafted PTT (PTT-g-MA) as a compatibilizer and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as...

Internal circulation clamping system with supplementary volume for small and medium types of two-platen injection molding machine

July 2019
Jian Wang | Lu Yang

Compared with the traditional three-platen injection molding machine, the two-platen injection molding machine has many potential advantages such as space and material saving, uniform clamping force,...

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...

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...

Effect of stress relaxation on accelerated physical aging of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber using time-temperature-strain superposition principle

April 2019
Qidi Peng | Zhongmeng Zhu | Chengkai Jiang | Han Jiang

While the stress relaxation is a common phenomenon for polymers, its effect on the stress/strain accelerated aging of the hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) cannot be ignored. In this paper,...

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...

Aging behavior and lifetime prediction of PMMA under tensile stress and liquid scintillator conditions

April 2019
Wenhua Yin | Zeyu Xie | Yuming Yin | Jun Yi | Xiaodan Liu | Huiqin Wu | Shuang Wang | Yufang Xie | Yunong Yang

The aging behaviors of PMMA in liquid scintillator at different temperatures of 30 °C, 40 °C, 50 °C and 55 °C under static tensile stress were experimentally investigated with dynamic mechanical analysis...

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...

The effect of ultrasonic extrusion on the structure and properties of BR gum and prepared compounds and vulcanizates

January 2019
Tian Liang | Avraam I. Isayev

Ultrasonic extrusion of BR was conducted and processing characteristics were evaluated. Ultrasonic power consumption increased with the increase of ultrasonic amplitude. Die pressure decreased with...

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...

Processing and strain induced crystallization and reinforcement under strain of poly(1,4-cis-isoprene) from Ziegler–Natta catalysis, hevea brasiliensis, taraxacum kok-saghyz and partenium argentatum

January 2019
Sara Musto | Vincenzina Barbera | Gaetano Guerra | Maurizio Galimberti

Strain induced crystallization and reinforcement were studied for poly(isoprene)s from the following sources: Ziegler–Natta catalysis, hevea brasiliensis (HNR), taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS), known as...

Promoted strain-induced crystallization of cis-1, 4-polyisoprene with functional carbon nanodots

January 2019
Bin Liu | Sheng Wang | Jie Liu | Zhenghai Tang | Baochun Guo

The excellent mechanical properties and fatigue-resistance of natural rubber (NR) are closely related to the strain-induced crystallization (SIC) capability of NR, which is originated from the unique...

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...

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