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Effect of molding conditions on properties of injection-molded polylactic acid parts

Felice De Santis, Valentina Volpe, and Roberto Pantani
22 September 2016
A post-molding stage, in which samples are kept at 105°C, is used to produce semi-crystalline samples in much shorter times than through standard injection into a hot mold.

Reinforcing thermoplastic starch composites with cellulose nanofibers

Anuradha Rani, Sheetal Monga, Anupama Sharma, and Monica Prabhakar
9 September 2016
Cellulose from sugarcane bagasse can be used to improve the mechanical and barrier properties of bionanocomposites.

High-performance polylactide biocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanofibers

Fatemeh Safdari, Davood Bagheriasl, Pierre J. Carreau, Marie-Claude Heuzey, and Musa R. Kamal
11 August 2016
Rheological, optical, mechanical, and thermomechanical investigation of the properties of cellulose-nanofiber-reinforced polylactide demonstrates the solution method for achieving good fiber dispersion.

Polylactic acid biocomposite filaments with improved mechanical properties

Caroline A. Murphy and Maurice N. Collins
1 August 2016
Fully biodegradable polylactic acid/microcrystalline cellulose composites, with surface-modified reinforcing cellulose, are suitable for 3D printing applications.

Biodegradable biocomposites with antimicrobial properties for food packaging

Intan S. M. A. Tawakkal, Marlene J. Cran, and Stephen W. Bigger
22 June 2016
A novel ternary composite comprising a biopolymer, natural fibers, and an essential oil extract is a promising active material for extending the shelf-life of food products.

Frictional heating of extruded polymer melts

José Pérez-González, Héctor S. Zamora-López, and Benjamí-n M. Marí-n-Santibáñez
8 June 2016
Rheo-particle image velocimetry and thermal imaging results show that frictional and viscous heating act synergistically to produce significant temperature increases when a melt is extruded under slip conditions.

Biocompatible reinforcement of poly(lactic acid) with graphene nanoplatelets

Carolina Gonçalves, Artur Pinto, Joaquim Moreira, Inês Gonçalves, Fernão Magalhães, and Ana Machado
6 June 2016
Improved mechanical properties of composites produced by melt blending is achieved at low filler loadings.

Fabrication of self-reinforced cellulose composites

Supachok Tanpichai
31 May 2016
Cellulose fibers from agricultural waste are used to prepare composites with improved mechanical properties.

Biodegradation properties of poly(butylene succinate) and chitosan nanocomposites

Vikas Mittal, Fakhruddin Patwary, and Nadejda Matsko
25 April 2016
Soil burial tests, conducted under natural conditions, were used to investigate the biodegradability of bio-nanocomposites containing silica, silicate, and graphene reinforcements.

Highly flame retardant green composites using seashells

Hesham Moustafa, Nabila A. Darwish, Sophie Duquesne, and Ahmed M. Youssef
31 March 2016
Using ground seashell as a biofiller in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer increases flame retardance.