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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.

Innovative approach to the design of profile extrusion dies

Nelson Gonçalves, Paulo Teixeira, Luís Ferrás, and Alexandre Afonso
3 March 2015
Investigation of an extrusion die designed for the production of wood-plastic-composite decking profiles shows that numerical tools help to optimize flow balance.

Modeling multilayer film co-extrusion

James Champion, Kieran Looney, and Mark Simmons
23 January 2015
Die plug analysis and chloroform washing validate a computational fluid dynamics model of polyester co-extrusion.

Biodegradable porous structures derived from multiphase polymer blends

Apostolos Baklavaridis, Ioannis Zuburtikudis, and Costas Panayiotou
13 January 2015
Reinforcing multiphase porous biopolymer composites with clay platelets increases their mechanical strength, making them a promising candidate for future tissue engineering applications.

Modifying poly(ethylene terephthalate) for low-density foams

Ling Zhao, Tian Xia, Zhenhao Xi, Tao Liu, Xun Pan, and Chaoyang Fan
14 November 2014
Reactive extrusion with pyromellitic dianhydride and controlled foaming of the melt with supercritical carbion dioxide produce high-melt-strength poly(ethylene terephthalate) foam.

Choice of extrusion screw for recycling glass-fiber-reinforced liquid crystal polymer

Shuidong Zhang
7 November 2014
A smaller extrusion screw produces a recycled product with adequate mechanical and thermal properties for reuse in electronic and electrical applications.

Reclaiming ground tire rubber at low temperatures: benefits and limitations

Krzysztof Formela, Magdalena Formela, and Józef Haponiuk
25 September 2014
Lower extrusion temperatures during rubber reclamation lead to a reduction in toxic degradation products and improve the mechanical properties of vulcanizates, at the expense of reduced processability.

Exploring the mixing performance of triple-screw extruders

Jingyao Sun, Kunxiao Yang, Dongquan Yu, and Yadong He
16 June 2014
The central region of the triangle-arrayed triple-screw extruder has an extension effect in processing that plays an important part in compounding high-viscosity-ratio polymers.

Polymer nanocomposite properties enhanced with supercritical fluid treatment

John Quigley and Baird Donald
28 May 2014
Supercritical carbon dioxide used as a processing aid in the generation of single-screw melt-compounded nylon 6/organoclay nanocomposites yields composites with superior mechanical properties.

Strengthening wood-polymer composites cheaply

Ping Xue and Jianchen Cai
27 March 2014
Solid-state extrusion produces self-reinforced wood-polymer composite rods with improved physical properties and highly fibrillated morphology.