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Recent Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research.

A New Approach to Plastic Recycling Via the Concept of Microfibrillar Composites

Available online 16 February 2021
Stoyko Fakirov

The dramatic situation with the environmental impact of plastics waste we observe nowadays is related with their inherent peculiarity as materials – they do not change substantially their properties...

Recycling of thermosetting composites for wind blade application

Available online 15 February 2021
Andrea Dorigato

It is well known that wind energy could represent a promising solution to the continuous increase of energy demand in the modern society. At the end of 2016 the European wind power amounted to 153.7...

Multifunctionality of polymer composites based on recycled carbon fibers: A review

Available online 6 February 2021
D. May | C. Goergen | K. Friedrich

Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) offer outstanding lightweight potential and can play a key role for modern energy and mobility concepts. However, production of carbon fibers is energy- and cost-intensive,...

Experimental investigation on dielectric losses and electric field distribution inside nanocomposites insulation of three-core belted power cables

January 2021
Ahmed Thabet | Nourhan Salem

With the advance of nanotechnology in the insulation materials applications the polymers underwent structural changes, seen as individual and multiple nanoparticles techniques, moreover, frequency response...

Enhancing the porous structure of swellable poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) crosslinked by N-Maleyl chitosan via introducing foaming agents and non-ionic surfactant

January 2021
F.I. El-Dib | Gh. Eshaq | A.E. ElMetwally | Hassan H.H. Hefni

A fast-swelling porous poly (acrylic acid co-acrylamide) crosslinked by N-Maleyl chitosan superabsorbent hydrogels were prepared by free radical graft copolymerization reaction for partially neutralized...

Effect of varied fiber alkali treatments on the tensile strength of Ampelocissus cavicaulis reinforced polyester composites: Prediction, optimization, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

January 2021
Abiola John Adeyi | Oladayo Adeyi | Emmanuel Olusola Oke | Olusegun Abayomi Olalere | Seun Oyelami | Akinola David Ogunsola

Studies on modeling and optimization of alkali treatment, investigation of experimental uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of alkali treatment factors of natural fibers are important to effective...

Recent advancement in TENG polymer structures and energy efficient charge control circuits

January 2021
D. Godwinraj | Soney C. George

Tribo-electric nanogenerator proved a better alternative energy resource for many electronic accessories because of its flexible nature and optimized device properties. It opens up the use of polymer...

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

January 2021
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...

Preparation and properties of multi-fluorinated N-heterocycle-containing poly(phthalazinone ether)s with high strength and low dielectric constant

October 2020
Lishuai Zong | Chuang Li | Yuan Zu | Jinyan Wang | Xigao Jian

Modern microelectronics devices urgently request low dielectric constant materials with commendable mechanical properties. Novel fluorinated poly(aryl ether)s (FPPEs) were prepared by traditional polycondensation...

Low dielectric constant polymers for high speed communication network

October 2020
Lingling Wang | Chenchen Liu | Shizhao Shen | Mingzhen Xu | Xiaobo Liu

High-performance polymer materials with low dielectric constant and low dielectric loss have been widely used in high-speed communication network. This review briefly introduces several common polymer...

Fabrication of phthalonitrile-based copper-clad laminates and their application properties: Thermo-stability and dielectric properties

October 2020
Mingzhen Xu | Sijing Chen | Xiongyao Li | Shengyin Zhu | Dengxun Ren | Xiaobo Liu

Various phthalonitrile-based resins were prepared and their copper clad laminates were fabricated in this work. The curing behaviors and mechanisms were investigated by Dynamic rheological analysis...

Fabrication strategies of polymer-based electromagnetic interference shielding materials

October 2020
Chenchen Liu | Lingling Wang | Shuning Liu | Lifen Tong | Xiaobo Liu

With the rise of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiation become progressively serious toward electronic devices and human health, resulting in...

Progress of liquid crystal polyester (LCP) for 5G application

October 2020
Yao Ji | Yun Bai | Xiaobo Liu | Kun Jia

With the ever-growing demand for 5G networks and the promise of real-time, mission-critical applications, the advanced antennas with high-bandwidth and highly reliable connectivity are urgently needed....

Preparation and applications of low-dielectric constant poly aryl ether

October 2020
Yunhe Zhang | Zhi Geng | Sen Niu | Shuling Zhang | Jiashuang Luan | Guibin Wang

With the rapid development of 5G technology, people have put forward many new requirements for low-dielectric materials. The newest version of 5G communication technology requires frequency ranges become...

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...

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,...

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