New article entries Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:14:48 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 PerAda Newsroom Entries Feed provided by Form and Content media. Click to visit. Novel bioinspired approach to improve the properties of soy protein isolate films A casting method is used to incorporate poly(dopamine)-modified montmorillonite reinforcements and ferric iron coordination crosslinking centers into the matrix of nanocomposites. Composites, Plastics Nanotechnology Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Developing greener composites from cellulose nanocrystals and biopolyurethane Environmentally friendly nanocomposite materials from bio-based polyurethane and cellulose nanocrystals show significantly improved mechanical properties with only 1 nanocrystal filler. Bioplastics, Composites Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Improving the flame retardance of microcellular nanocomposites by employing layered nanoclays Incorporating fully oriented layered nanoclay within microcellular thermoplastic polyurethane foam achieves an excellent thermal-shielding performance that significantly enhances its flame retardance. Composites Wed, 31 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Using bis-oxalamides to reduce the haze of linear low-density polyethylene The haze of a commercially available resin can be reduced by up to 50 by incorporating novel clarification agents. Polymer Modifiers Mon, 29 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Analyzing the radiopacity of dental composite restoratives The radiopacity of modern dental restorative materials depends critically on the filler compositions. Composites Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Accelerating the degradation of polyethylene composite mulches Films containing poly(methyl methacrylate)-modified titanium dioxide nanoparticles exhibit enhanced photocatalytic oxidation and biodegradation. Composites Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Improving the mechanical properties of fatty acid starch esters The novel use of sago starch and vinyl laurate in densified carbon dioxide increases the reactivity of esterification and produces final products that have higher degrees of substitution. Bioplastics Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Improving flame retardancy of epoxy resins New nitrogen-rich bentonite organoclays are used to improve the behavior of traditionally flammable materials, such as epoxy resins in carbon fiber-reinforced polymers. Composites, Engineering Properties, Plastics Nanotechnology Wed, 03 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Toughening polyoxymethylene by polyolefin elastomer and compatibilizer Glycidyl methacrylate-grafted high-density polyethylene improved the compatibility of polyoxymethylene and polyolefin elastomer, in turn enhancing the properties of polyoxymethylene. Applied Rheology Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Compatibilizer–photostabilizer interactions in coir fiber/polypropylene composites The use of photostabilizing additives may compromise the mechanical properties of coir fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites compatibilized with maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene. Composites, Polymer Modifiers Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100