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Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures

Qiufeng Wang, Yunxia Wang, Na Fan, Mengjiao Wang, Fengyuan Yan, and Hongling Wang
6 April 2017
The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior.

Effects of tempering on adhesion of liquid silicone rubber to thermoplastics

Christin Baumgart, Volker Altstädt, and Dominik Weiß
20 February 2017
Tempering improves the mechanical properties of liquid silicone rubber, but also decreases its ability to adhere to engineering thermoplastics.

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.

Crystalline polycarbonate articles fabricated by hot powder compaction

Abdul Salam Thelakkadan and Zahir Bashir
6 January 2017
The feasibility of a novel method is demonstrated by producing crystalline polycarbonate with a defined shape from polycarbonate for the first time.

Depolymerization of terephthalic acid using hot compressed water

Zhiyan Pan, Junliang Wang, and Ke Bei
23 December 2016
Investigations into the phase behavior, stability, and the mechanism for stability of terephthalic acid in hot compressed water may enable more effective recycling of polybutylene terephthalate.

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.

Increasing the efficiency of plate to plate hot embossing

Daming Wu, Jingyao Sun, Ying Liu, Zhenzhou Yang, Hong Xu, Xiuting Zheng, and Pengsheng Gou
4 November 2016
A new method for plate to plate hot embossing has been developed, greatly decreasing the cycle time required for the process.

Effect of molding conditions on properties of injection-molded polylactic acid parts

Felice De Santis, Valentina Volpe, and Roberto Pantani
22 September 2016
A post-molding stage, in which samples are kept at 105°C, is used to produce semi-crystalline samples in much shorter times than through standard injection into a hot mold.

Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate for improved poly(lactic acid) plasticization

Tong Wan and Yanyan Lin
25 August 2016
The influence of different plasticizer materials on the mechanical properties and storage stability of poly(lactic acid) films is studied.