Polymer Modifiers


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Sepiolite fibers improve the mechanical and shape-memory properties of polyurethane

Hongxiang Chen and Guihui Yu
15 August 2016
Sepiolite fibers are incorporated in a simple and practical method to achieve increased tensile strength characteristics and shape fixity ratios of polyurethane composites.

Microwave absorption of carbon nanotube/photopolymer composites

Houmin Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Kaiqiang Zhu, Xixi Feng, and Hou-Jun Sun
22 July 2016
A novel additive manufacturing approach can be used to fabricate samples in any shape and is a promising methodology for the design of microwave-absorbing material structures.

Improving the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Letícia Guerreiro da Trindade and Márcia Regina Becker
12 July 2016
Incorporation of an ionic liquid into sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) polymer membranes increases their thermal stability and power density.

Improved surface hydrophilicity of polyvinylidene fluoride ultrafiltration membranes

Gui-E Chen, Sun-Jie Xu, Wei-Wei Zhu, Qiong Wu, Wei-Guang Sun, and Zhen-Liang Xu
20 June 2016
A novel modification approach involves blending with polyvinyl alcohol and carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes.

De-inking paper sludge as a potential reinforcement for recycled plastics

Ahmed Elloumi, M. Makhlouf, A. Elleuchi, and Ch. Bradai
20 May 2016
The addition of de-inking paper sludge into recycled high-density polyethylene composites improves their tensile strength and stiffness, but is detrimental to their ductility and toughness.

Enhancing the dimensional stability and durability of wood polymer composites

Kaili Wang, Youming Dong, Yutao Yan, Shifeng Zhang, and Jianzhang Li
24 March 2016
Grafting polystyrene onto wood cell walls improves the interfacial compatibility between polymer and wood, and thus gives rise to better mechanical and hydrophobic properties.

Reduced graphene oxide as a novel nanofiller for flexible polyurethane foams

Michał Strankowski, Łukasz Piszczyk, Paulina Kosmela, and Katarzyna Pacholska
16 February 2016
A new kind of carbon nanofiller can be used to achieve improved mechanical properties, such as apparent density, tensile strength, and elongation at break, of the modified materials.

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.