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Recycling of medical plastics

A large amount of non-infected plastic wastes are being generated at the healthcare facilities all over the world. However, only a small fraction is recycled. Conventionally, the used plastics are either...

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

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,...

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

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...

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Starch-based biodegradable materials: Challenges and opportunities

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...

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A brief discussion on advances in polyurethane applications

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....

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Role of additive manufacturing applications towards environmental sustainability

Additive manufacturing (AM) produces a complex shaped product from its data, layer by layer, with high precision and much less material wastage. As compared to the conventional manufacturing process,...

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

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...

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Recycling of bioplastic waste: A review

Replacing conventional plastics with bioplastics, i.e., plastics that are bioderived and/or biodegradable, does not necessarily solve the issues of resource depletion and plastic waste accumulation....

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Chemical aspects of polymer recycling

Since recycling of polymers is a preferred means of reducing unwanted wastes and land-filling activity, and recovering monomers or other materials of economic value, tertiary methods of recycling (chemical...

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3D printed parts and mechanical properties: Influencing parameters, sustainability aspects, global market scenario, challenges and applications

3D printing has evolved as a disruptive technology for fabrication of industrial components, however due to the intrinsic nature of the process, the mechanical strength of the parts developed by 3D...

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Recycling of polymer blends

The growing need of multifunctional materials with tailor made properties led in the last decades to the development of novel commercial polymer blends, possessing superior physical properties with...

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Sustainable development of waste tires recycling technologies – recent advances, challenges and future trends

Dynamic development of the automotive industry and the growing number of various vehicles generate demand for the global production of tires. Simultaneously, high performance of tires cause serious...

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

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...

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Chapter 5: A critical review of carbon fiber and related products from an industrial perspective

Because of their exceptional mechanical properties, carbon fibers are being used in composite applications where weight saving is key such as in the aerospace and sports sector, with increasing demands...

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Significant roles of 4D printing using smart materials in the field of manufacturing

For many years, 3D Printing technologies have created significant advancements in the fields of engineering and healthcare. 4D printing is also introduced, which is the advanced version of 3D printing....

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Polymer composites for tribological applications

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,...

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Low dielectric constant polymers for high speed communication network

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...

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CO2 derived biodegradable polycarbonates: Synthesis, modification and applications

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...

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

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....

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

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...

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) toward cost competitiveness and functionality

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...

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Chapter 1: High-performance polyethylene fibers

In 1960, Treloar [1] published a seminal paper showing that the stiffness (E-Modulus) of an extended viz. fully stretched polyethylene and polyamide chain is close to 200 GPa, which is appr. the same...

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Waste tire rubber-based materials: Processing, performance properties and development strategies

In the many countries the main strategy for waste tires utilization is still energy recovery, which use waste tires as low-cost and high-calorific alternative fuel. Although, energy recovery is step...

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Chapter 7: Can high-performance fibers be(come) bio-based and also biocompostable?

High-performance polymer fibers are indispensable materials for human society and are used in the field of national defense, aerospace, automobile manufacturing and sports equipment, etc. At present,...

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Fundamental insight into anionic aqueous polyurethane dispersions

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...

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