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Forming process for carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets

Daichi Tatsuno, Takeshi Yoneyama, Kiichirou Kawamoto, and Masayuki Okamoto
9 January 2017
A production process using a mechanical servo press shows promise for forming, trimming, and joining carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets for the fabrication of automobile parts.

Liquid-crystal-functionalized carbon nanotubes improve nanocomposite properties

Dayong Gui, Weijian Xiong, Xue Gao, Xueqing Cai, Guiming Tan, and Jianhong Liu
21 December 2016
The addition of carbon nanotubes, functionalized with 4′-allyloxy-biphenyl-4-ol, to silicone resin improves the mechanical and thermal properties of the resultant nanocomposites.

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.

Influence of process parameters on fiber orientation in reinforced thermoplastics

Teresa Möbius, Rico Blei, Niels Modler, Camilo Pérez, and Tim A. Osswald
24 November 2016
Simulations and experiments are conducted to determine how the fiber orientation of composite parts changes during a hot-press manufacturing process.

Novel nanocarbon/polyurethane composites for corrosion resistant coatings

Srinivasarao Pilla, Rohit Ranganathan Gaddam, Ramanuj Narayan, and Kothapalli V. S. N. Raju
17 November 2016
A versatile synthesis method is used to realize high-performance nitrogen-core hyperbranched polymer–carbon nanohorn hybrid materials.

Influence of graphene oxide inpolytriazoleimide nanocomposites

Balasubramanian Rukmanikrishnan, Bajaji Sadhasivam, and Sarojadevi Muthusamy
11 November 2016
Polytriazoleimide composites containing at least 1wt graphene oxide nanoparticles exhibit substantially improved thermal, mechanical, flame retardancy, dielectric, and water-absorption properties.

Magnetite nanoparticle polymer composites for prolonged and controlled drug release

Burcu Oktay, Serap Demir, and Nilhan Kayaman-Apohan
9 November 2016
Hydrogel samples that contain drug-loaded magnetite particles exhibit good release characteristics in both the presence and absence of a magnetic field.

Light diffusion properties of polycarbonate composites

Na Song, Xingshuang Hou, Peng Ding, and Liyi Shi
28 October 2016
A two-step melt-blending process and silicate microsphere/nanotitania hybrid fillers provide optimum optical and mechanical properties.

Polymer nanocomposite tribology improved with nanoclay reinforcements

Annas bin Ali, Mohammed Abdul Samad, and Nesar Merah
20 October 2016
The specific wear rate and coefficient of friction of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene samples are substantially reduced with the use of three different types of nanoclay filler.

Wear mechanisms in palmyra-fruit-fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Sankar Irullappasamy, Durairaj Ravindran, and Irulappasamy Siva
14 October 2016
The effect of several different fiber-surface chemical treatments is investigated for palmyra fruit fiber/polyester samples.