Polymer Modifiers


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Phosphorus compounds improve flame retardancy of unsaturated polyesters

Anagha Sabnis, Kunal Wazarkar, and Mukesh Kathalewar
22 December 2015
Two novel phosphorus-containing reactive flame retardants were synthesized and incorporated into unsaturated polyester to enhance its thermal stability and flame retardancy.

Effects of silanes on tribological properties of rubber composites

Xin Ge, Yinhang Zhang, Fei Deng, and Ur Ryong Cho
16 November 2015
The friction coefficient and wear loss of clay/rubber composites containing three different silanes were experimentally determined.

New impact-modified polycarbonate/polyester blends

Huanbing Wang and Hongtao Shi
22 September 2015
A refractive index matching approach can be used to develop transparent/translucent materials with improved impact strength and transmittance properties.

Reducing the water uptake of environmentally friendly polypropylene composites

Daniel García-García, Alfredo Carbonell, María Dolores Samper, David García-Sanoguera, and Rafael Balart
16 September 2015
Spent coffee ground particles are treated with a fatty acid derivative in a novel hydrophobic method that improves particle dispersion and impact properties.

Tuning the structure of microcellular-injected polypropylene

Jose Antonio Reglero Ruiz, Jean-François Agassant, Michel Vincent, Aurore Claverie, and Sébastien Huck
11 September 2015
A new microcellular injection process that uses gas counter pressure and movement of the core-back mold results in low-density polypropylene parts with well-controlled cellular structures.

Improving the mechanical behavior of polypropylene nanocomposites

Markus Battisti, Sundaresan Arunachalam, and Walter Friesenbichler
29 May 2015
The addition of smectite-based nanoclays with appropriate compatibilizers can enhance the mechanical properties of polypropylene matrices.

The effect of organoclay concentration on polyurethane nanocomposites

Shirley Peng and Jude Iroh
1 May 2015
Incorporating nanosized clay fillers into a polyurethane matrix improves the processability of the resultant composites at ambient temperatures.

Hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power, ultrafast lasers

Clara Saraceno, Florian Emaury, Andreas Diebold, Cinia Schriber, Ursula Keller, Benoit Debord, Frederic Gerome, Fetah Benabid, and Thomas Südmeyer
20 April 2015
Combining Kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers with ultrafast lasers enables transmission and pulse compression with high energy and high average power.

Evaluating pigment dispersion for better color in plastics

Shahid Ahmed, Remon Pop-Iliev, and Ghaus Rizvi
13 April 2015
Scanning electron micrography and image analysis assess coloration mixing quality during polymer resin extrusion.

A new approach to reinforcing Nylon 6 nanocomposites

Denis Rodrigue and Hajar Yousefian
3 February 2015
The stiffness and other mechanical properties of Nylon 6 nanocomposites can be improved with nanocrystalline cellulose by melt blending and processing.