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1. 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,...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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)...

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

Available online 18 November 2019
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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. 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...

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. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. Thermoelectric polymer-matrix structural and nonstructural composite materials

October 2018
D.D.L. Chung

This paper reviews thermoelectric polymer-matrix composites, including nonstructural and structural materials. The structural materials are continuous fiber composites; the nonstructural materials are...

20. Nanofibrillar polymer–polymer and single polymer composites via the “converting instead of adding” concept – Examples of true polymer nanocomposite

October 2018
Stoyko Fakirov

The review deals with the reasons for the drastic difference between the theoretically derived expectations regarding the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites and the experimentally obtained...

21. 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,...

22. Investigation of interfacial strength parameters in polymer matrix composites: Compatibility and reproducibility

October 2018
Serge Zhandarov | Edith Mäder | Christina Scheffler | Gerhard Kalinka | Claudia Poitzsch | Stefan Fliescher

Effects of various geometrical and physical factors, as well as the method of data reduction (analysis of experimental force–displacement curves) on the values of local interfacial strength parameters...

23. 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,...

24. 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,...

25. 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...

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