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Unfolding complex thermal degradation mechanisms in polymer composites

Muhammad Azeem Arshad and Abdelkrim Maaroufi
25 April 2018
A new modeling method enables a kinetic interpretation of the complicated multistep thermal degradation mechanisms in polymer composites.

Polymer/short fiber composites fabricated by direct fiber feeding injection molding

Xiaofei Yan, Hua Shen, Guangbiao Xu, and Shengbin Cao
23 April 2018
Direct fiber feeding injection molding is an effective way of improving the mechanical properties of polymer/short fiber composites by enhancing the fiber length.

Predicting the fiber-breakage history in injection molding

Chao-Tsai Huang
3 April 2018
Simulations of the injection-molding process for long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics enable the prediction of complex fiber behavior and can therefore be used to investigate the effect of screw type.

Creep in carbon/epoxy composites manufactured by filament winding

José Humberto S. Almeida Jr, Heitor L. Ornaghi Jr, Natália P. Lorandi, and Sandro C. Amico
27 March 2018
Investigation of carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates shows that their viscoelastic behavior depends on both fiber orientation and creep performance.

Fluorinated polymer/organo-modified magnetic nanoparticle composites

Manami Iizuka and Atsuhiro Fujimori
14 March 2018
Organo-modified magnetic nanoparticles can be evenly dispersed within a fluoropolymer matrix by melt compounding for the development of transparent, heat-resistant, flexible nanocomposite films.

Preparation and modification of polyethersulfone-based hybrid materials

Burcu Oktay, Emre Baştürk, Memet Vezir Kahraman, and Nilhan Kayaman Apohan
27 February 2018
Polyethersulfone modified by UV-induced grafting and then combined with poly(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate results in a hybrid material suitable for heat-resistant applications in homes and industries.

Influence of temperature on the electrical properties of conductive polymer composites

Michael Jones Silva, Paulo Vinicius Rebeque, Alex Otávio Sanches, José Antônio Malmonge, Haroldo Naoyuki Nagashima, and Darcy Hiroe Fujii Kanda
20 February 2018
Incorporation of carbon black nanofillers into castor oil polyurethane improves the electrical conductivity of the materials, through a thermally activated process.

Fabrication of buckypaper via a resin infiltration technique

Zaheen Ullah Khan
6 February 2018
Polymer nanocomposite papers produced through a novel approach exhibit high flexibility, improved thermal stability, and easy processability, and can thus be used in a variety of technical applications.

Rheology of polyacrylamide/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites

N'guadi Blaise Allou and Rajib Lochan Goswamee
30 January 2018
The viscoelastic properties and stability of hybrid gels, synthesized via in situ polymerization, are improved upon addition of magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxide.

Examining foaming technology for long-fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites

Ying-Guo Zhou
23 January 2018
Novel injection molding technology can reduce the level of fiber breakage during processing and the degree of fiber alignment along the flow direction.