New article entries Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:19 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 PerAda Newsroom Entries Feed provided by Form and Content media. Click to visit. 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 Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions. Applied Rheology, Engineering Properties, Polymer Modifiers Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior. Failure Analysis, Thermoplastics Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Dramatically increasing the thermal conductivity of silicone rubber composites Incorporating small amounts of graphite nanosheets into highly filled spherical-alumina/silicone rubber hybrids strengthens the filler–filler networks. Composites Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Functionalizing gum arabic for adhesive and food packaging applications A new bio-based hydrophobic gum arabic-based copolymer is an excellent adhesive and improves the properties of polylactic acid for potential food packaging applications. Bioplastics Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Alkyd-clay nanocomposite coatings enhance anticorrosion and mechanical properties Exfoliated organo-modified montmorillonite clays in alkyd resins improve the barrier and mechanical properties of polymeric coatings for metal substrates. Plastics Nanotechnology, Polymer Modifiers Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Improving nanocomposite performance with graphene oxide and graphene nanosheets 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. Conductive Polymers, Plastics Nanotechnology, Polymer Modifiers Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Novel ablative polymer-based composite for aerospace applications A composite of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber and phenolic resin can be used to protect rocket and probe components at high temperatures. Composites Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Novel high-performance all-aramid composites Self-reinforced polymer composites are prepared by applying an elaborately designed surface-dissolution method to fuse and consolidate poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) fibers. Composites Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100