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Fabricating nature-inspired self-healing polymers

Alfonso Martone, Stefania Dello Iacono, Antonello Pastore, and Eugenio Amendola
25 July 2017
A thermo-reversible self-healing epoxy resin based on Diels-Alder chemistry is synthesized and strength-tested as part of a fiber-reinforced composite material.

Novel bionanocomposite systems for packaging applications

Sarat Kumar Swain, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Niladri Sarkar, and Fanismita Mohanty
12 July 2017
Incorporating silicon carbide and calcium carbonate nanofillers into soy protein and starch, respectively, improves the thermal, mechanical, and chemical-resistance properties of the samples.

A novel high-performance biobased polyamide

Fredrick Nzioka Mutua, Tingting Yang, Yuanbo Gao, and Yong He
13 June 2017
Poly(pentamethylene oxamide) exhibits excellent mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties, and is suitable for the fabrication of plastics, as well as parts in the automobile and electronics industries.

Improved filler–matrix interfaces in environmentally friendly polymeric composites

Marco Valente and Alessia Quitadamo
9 June 2017
Wood-plastic composites can be optimized with the addition of waste paper fibers, coupling agents, and bioderived polymers.

Developing greener composites from cellulose nanocrystals and biopolyurethane

Verónica Mucci, Juan Manuel Buffa, Pablo Marcelo Stefani, Mirta Inés Aranguren, Aiga Ivdre, and Ugis Cabulis
2 June 2017
Environmentally friendly nanocomposite materials from bio-based polyurethane and cellulose nanocrystals show significantly improved mechanical properties with only 1 nanocrystal filler.

Improving the mechanical properties of fatty acid starch esters

Henky Muljana, Asaf Sugih, Hero Jan Heeres, and Francesco Picchioni
5 May 2017
The novel use of sago starch and vinyl laurate in densified carbon dioxide increases the reactivity of esterification and produces final products that have higher degrees of substitution.

Functionalizing gum arabic for adhesive and food packaging applications

Vimal Katiyar and Neelima Tripathi
30 March 2017
A new bio-based hydrophobic gum arabic-based copolymer is an excellent adhesive and improves the properties of polylactic acid for potential food packaging applications.

Bioplastics to eliminate environmental pollution from agricultural plastic waste

Luciana Sartore, Giuliano Vox, and Evelia Schettini
27 February 2017
Biodegradable polymeric materials based on hydrolyzed proteins from leather waste can be used as biodegradable mulch spray-coatings in horticulture and as containers for seedlings.

Mechanical and crystal enhancements to polylactide with silver-nanoparticle filler

Jesús Bautista-Del-Ángel, Ana B. Morales-Cepeda, Tomas Lozano-Ramírez, Saúl Sanchez, Shahir Karami, and Pierre Lafleur
4 January 2017
Processing poly(lactic acid) with low concentrations of silver using a twin-screw extruder leads to nanocomposites with enhanced crystallinity and improved mechanical properties.

Polytetrafluoroethylene as a suitable filler for poly(lactic acid) composites

An Huang, Haoyang Mi, Hrishikesh Kharbas, Tom Ellingham, Lih-Sheng Turng, and Xiangfang Peng
15 December 2016
The mechanical, rheological, and foaming properties of melt-blended samples were investigated.