Plastics Nanotechnology


Welcome to the Plastics Nanotechnology section. The latest articles for this section are displayed below:

Investigating the use of fibrillar clays for reinforcement of polymer composites

David E. Cisneros-Rosado, Emilio F. Paz-Alpuche, and Jorge A. Uribe-Calderon
21 September 2017
Surface modifications to palygorskite promote its dispersion within nylon 6, which in turn improves the thermal and mechanical properties of the resultant nanocomposites.

Integrating nanoparticles into 3D-printed structures

Jenniffer Bustillos, Daniela Montero, Pranjal Nautiyal, Archana Loganathan, Benjamin Boesl, and Arvind Agarwal
14 September 2017
Understanding the processing–structure–property relationship of 3D-printed composites reinforced with 2D nanomaterials enables the development of scaffold structures with enhanced performance.

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.

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.

Improving the performance of eco-friendly co-extruded polyamide nanocomposite films

Emilia Garofalo, Paola Scarfato, Luciano Di Maio, and Loredana Incarnato
30 June 2017
The performance of polyamide/polyethylene multilayer nanocomposite films for food packaging was optimized by tuning the co-extrusion processing conditions and film layout.

Novel bioinspired approach to improve the properties of soy protein isolate films

Zhong Wang, Haijiao Kang, Cusheng Qi, Shifeng Zhang, and Jianzhang Li
6 June 2017
A casting method is used to incorporate poly(dopamine)-modified montmorillonite reinforcements and ferric iron coordination crosslinking centers into the matrix of nanocomposites.

Improving flame retardancy of epoxy resins

Loris Giorgini, Tiziana Benelli, Mauro Comes Franchini, and Laura Mazzocchetti
3 May 2017
New nitrogen-rich bentonite organoclays are used to improve the behavior of traditionally flammable materials, such as epoxy resins in carbon fiber-reinforced polymers.

Alkyd-clay nanocomposite coatings enhance anticorrosion and mechanical properties

Priyanka G. Dhirde, Venkata Gopal Reddy Chada, B. P. Mallik, and Nirmalya Moitra
27 March 2017
Exfoliated organo-modified montmorillonite clays in alkyd resins improve the barrier and mechanical properties of polymeric coatings for metal substrates.

Improving nanocomposite performance with graphene oxide and graphene nanosheets

Marya Raji, Hamid Essabir, Rachid Bouhfid, Abou el kacem Qaiss, and Denis Rodrigue
16 March 2017
A good dispersion of graphene nanoparticles and nanosheets in polyvinylidene fluoride, achieved by combining solution mixing and melt compounding, improves its mechanical and electrical properties.

Polymer/magnetite nanocomposites with electrical and magnetic conductivity

M. T. Ramesan and P. Jayakrishnan
7 March 2017
A novel nanocomposite based on poly(anthranilic acid) with magnetite nanoparticles—synthesized by a one-step method—achieves enhanced crystallinity, magnetic properties, and AC and DC conductivity.