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Understanding carbon/epoxy impact damage with infrared thermography

Carosena Meola, Simone Boccardi, Natalino Daniele Boffa, Fabrizio Ricci, and Giovanni Maria Carlomagno
15 August 2017
Monitoring online impact tests via the surface-temperature variation of a laminate enables information to be obtained about the initiation and propagation of impact damage.

Improving nanofiber dispersion and adhesion in polypropylene composites

Saul Sánchez-Valdes, Isaura Yáñez-Flores, Rogelio R. Ramírez-Vargas, Manuel Muñoz-Ávila, and Adan Herrera-Guerrero
10 August 2017
The effects of different carbon nanofiber surface functionalizations, as well as the use of two compatibilizers, on the physical and mechanical properties of polymer samples are investigated.

Characterizing the deformation of woven textile composites

Kadir Bilisik
7 August 2017
The compression-after-low-velocity-impact properties of samples is improved by multistitching techniques and the addition of nanoparticles.

Ethylene vinyl acetate properties improved with layered hybrid nanofillers

Prashant S. Khobragade, Dharmesh P. Hansora, Jitendra B. Naik, Satyendra Mishra, and James Njuguna
4 August 2017
Addition of exfoliated magnesium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide/graphene oxide nanostructures, up to a loading of 0.7wt  gives rise to significantly enhanced mechanical and thermal characteristics.

Coconut shell powder improves the mechanical performance of polypropylene biocomposites

Sarat Kumar Swain, Niladri Sarkar, and Gyanaranjan Sahoo
21 July 2017
Acrylic-modified coconut shell powder reinforces a hydrophobic polypropylene matrix and leads to a semi-ductile nature that may make the biocomposite suitable for use in construction.

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.

Time-dependent fracture behavior of acrylic resins

Tommaso Pini, Francesco Briatico-Vangosa, Roberto Frassine, and Marta Rink
10 July 2017
An investigation was conducted into the effects of time, temperature, and different toughening mechanisms on plain and toughened polymer samples.

Improving interfacial adhesion in aramid-fiber-reinforced rubber composites

Zhu Luo, Weilong Chen, Jin Zhong, Dong Fuping, Yang Le, and Zheng Qiang
6 July 2017
An anhydride and mulifunctional epoxy are grafted onto liquid polybutadiene in a novel compatibilizer that has a high grafting degree and very low gel rate.

Self-healing microcapsules containing rejuvenator with an organic nanocomposite shell

Jun-Feng Su, Shan Han, and Yingyuan Wang
15 June 2017
Novel self-healing microcapsules containing bituminous rejuvenator with nano-calcium carbonate/organic composite shells were developed by in situ polymerization.

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.