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Recent Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research.

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...

Starch-based Biodegradable Materials: Challenges and Opportunities

Available online 18 November 2019
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...

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Toward Cost Competitiveness and Functionality

Available online 18 November 2019
Guo-Qiang Chen | Xinyu Chen | Fuqing Wu | Jinchun Chen

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

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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)...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Structural modification of carbon black for improving the dielectric performance of epoxy based composites

October 2018
Xin Wang | Zewei Li | Zhiwu Chen | Lanying Zeng | Luyi Sun

To explore a feasible strategy for improving the dielectric properties of carbon black (CB)/epoxy composites, CB@TiO2 core-shell particles and CB-SiO2 hybrid particles were prepared and incorporated...

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...

Toward industrial use of anionically activated lactam polymers: Past, present and future

October 2018
Ilya Sibikin | József Karger-Kocsis

This paper gives an overview of lactam-based polymers and related composites produced via anionic ring opening polymerization (AROP). Recent and past achievements, grouped into academic and industrial...

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...

Major cause of strength improvement of a ramie/PA composite with low fiber contents

October 2018
Toyoki Matsunaga | Yuto Sato | Koichi Goda

The tensile strength of injection-molded semi-crystalline resin (polyamide) matrix composites was improved to higher than the values predicted from the rule of mixture merely by adding 1.0–5.0 wt% of...

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...

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,...

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...

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