Polymer Modifiers

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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.

Dynamic and static crosslinking of polyvinyl butyral with a silane agent

Marília Sônego, Lidiane Cristina Costa, and José Donato Ambrósio
26 October 2016
Chemical modification of polyvinyl butyral, with vinyltrimethoxysilane, increases its resistance to organic solvents through dynamic and static crosslinking.

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.