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Hollow-fiber membrane trapper for sulfur-free hydrogen source

Ligang Lin, Qi Cheng, Kai Huang, Tiantian Zheng, Zhifu He, and Sisi Ma
8 September 2017
A polyimide hollow-fiber membrane trapper with adsorption channels that enables sulfur to be removed from hydrocarbon fuels could provide a sulfur-free hydrogen source for fuel-cell applications.

New criteria for evaluating the scratch-resistance properties of polypropylene

Han Jiang, Chengkai Jiang, Guozheng Kang, Qianhua Kan, Jianwei Zhang, and Yonghua Li
28 July 2017
Several suitable measures of scratch resistance are assessed, and polypropylene with large yield strength and small elastic modulus is found to exhibit the best quality.

Coconut shell powder improves the mechanical performance of polypropylene biocomposites

Sarat Kumar Swain, Niladri Sarkar, and Gyanaranjan Sahoo
21 July 2017
Acrylic-modified coconut shell powder reinforces a hydrophobic polypropylene matrix and leads to a semi-ductile nature that may make the biocomposite suitable for use in construction.

Rapid fabrication of various molds for polymer lens arrays

Chih-Yuan Chang
22 June 2017
A one-step method enables the fabrication of molds with concave lens array patterns, which can be used for the replication of polymer lens arrays.

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.