New article entries Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:48:58 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 PerAda Newsroom Entries Feed provided by Form and Content media. Click to visit. Hollow-fiber membrane trapper for sulfur-free hydrogen source 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. Composites, Thermoplastics Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Enhancing the resistance to fatigue crack propagation of epoxy using triblock copolymers 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. Polymer Modifiers, Failure Analysis, Composites Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Polypropylene/cotton stalk biocomposites with enhanced characteristics The influence of cotton stalk concentration, chemical treatment, and presence of a compatibilizer on the mechanical, rheological, and morphological properties of samples is investigated. Composites, Extrusion Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Increasing the thermal resistance of polyoxymethylene Simultaneous addition of polyolefin elastomer and zinc oxide to polyoxymethylene in nanocomposite samples gives rise to a synergistic thermally stabilizing effect. Composites, Engineering Properties Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Electromechanical response of muscle-like actuators enhanced by carbon fillers The actuation behavior of an acrylic dielectric elastomer is improved by the addition of different carbon fillers, such as carbon blacks, carbon nanotubes, graphite, and nanodiamonds. Composites Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Industrial-scale preparation of nanocellulose-reinforced biocomposites A novel method is used to fabricate recycled polylactic acid/cellulose nanofiber composites and to improve the overall properties of the biofilms. Bioplastics, Composites Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Polymethylolacrylamide films for antibacterial and biowaste management applications A novel electrosynthesis method is quicker and safer than conventional approaches, and allows the practical uses of the products to be broadened. Engineering Properties Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Understanding carbon/epoxy impact damage with infrared thermography Monitoring online impact tests via the surface-temperature variation of a laminate enables information to be obtained about the initiation and propagation of impact damage. Composites, Failure Analysis Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Improving nanofiber dispersion and adhesion in polypropylene composites 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. Composites, Plastics Nanotechnology, Polymer Modifiers Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Characterizing the deformation of woven textile composites The compression-after-low-velocity-impact properties of samples is improved by multistitching techniques and the addition of nanoparticles. Composites, Failure Analysis Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100