Polymer Modifiers


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Enhancing the resistance to fatigue crack propagation of epoxy using triblock copolymers

Andreas Klingler and Bernd Wetzel
5 September 2017
Adding triblock copolymers to an epoxy resin significantly increases its resistance to fatigue crack propagation (by more than 130) without reducing its glass transition temperature or ductility.

Improving nanofiber dispersion and adhesion in polypropylene composites

Saul Sánchez-Valdes, Isaura Yáñez-Flores, Rogelio R. Ramírez-Vargas, Manuel Muñoz-Ávila, and Adan Herrera-Guerrero
10 August 2017
The effects of different carbon nanofiber surface functionalizations, as well as the use of two compatibilizers, on the physical and mechanical properties of polymer samples are investigated.

Time-dependent fracture behavior of acrylic resins

Tommaso Pini, Francesco Briatico-Vangosa, Roberto Frassine, and Marta Rink
10 July 2017
An investigation was conducted into the effects of time, temperature, and different toughening mechanisms on plain and toughened polymer samples.

Enhancing the morphological and mechanical properties of bamboo fibers

Fang Wang, Shujue Zhou, and Mengqing Yang
3 July 2017
The properties of bamboo fibers treated with alkaline solutions of various concentrations are investigated using scanning electron microscopy, IR spectroscopy, and tensile testing.

Mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire using a dual-functional reclaiming agent

Debapriya De, Madhusudan Roy, Supriyo Das, Soumyajit Ghorai, and Arun K. Jalan
26 June 2017
Disulfide chemicals act as a reclaiming agent during the mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire and can subsequently help to disperse silica filler into the revulcanizate.

Using bis-oxalamides to reduce the haze of linear low-density polyethylene

Lin Wang, Nestor Santos Jr., Kyle Hart, Richard Keaton, Andrew Banks, Ye Huang, Yiyong He, Ellen Keene, and Martin Hill
29 May 2017
The haze of a commercially available resin can be reduced by up to 50 by incorporating novel clarification agents.

Compatibilizer–photostabilizer interactions in coir fiber/polypropylene composites

Lucas Henrique Staffa, José Augusto Marcondes Agnelli, Silvia Helena Prado Bettini, and Miguel Luiz Souza
26 April 2017
The use of photostabilizing additives may compromise the mechanical properties of coir fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites compatibilized with maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene.

Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions

Gerardo Pineda-Torres, Luis Cervantes-Montejano, Fernando Barragán-Aroche, Simon López-Ramírez, and Cecilia Durán-Valencia
19 April 2017
Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions.

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.