New article entries Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:44:31 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 PerAda Newsroom Entries Feed provided by Form and Content media. Click to visit. An improved strength tensor-based failure criterion with stress interactions A new failure criterion includes tensor stress interaction components that can be computed using minimal experimental data depicting the slope of the failure surface at distinct stress axes intersections. Composites Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Accurate characterization of moisture absorption in polymeric materials The importance of using the exact solution of the hindered diffusion model is demonstrated on experimental data from a nanoclay/epoxy composite. Composites Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Simulating ultrasonic decrosslinking of crosslinked high-density polyethylene Process modeling results are validated with experimental twin-screw extrusion measurements. Applied Rheology, Extrusion Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Fabrication of electrically conductive and antibacterial biocomposite materials A direct electrospinning process was used to produce polylactic acid/silver nanowire fibers that exhibit a core–shell structure. Composites, Extrusion Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Enhancing the electrical conductivity of incompatible polymer blends A novel two-step mixing process is investigated, in which carbon black fillers are added to a nitrile butadiene rubber/ethylene propylene diene monomer mixture in different sequences. Composites, Conductive Polymers, Engineering Properties Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Forming process for carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets 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. Composites, Extrusion, Thermoplastics Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Crystalline polycarbonate articles fabricated by hot powder compaction The feasibility of a novel method is demonstrated by producing crystalline polycarbonate with a defined shape from polycarbonate for the first time. Applied Rheology, Engineering Properties, Thermoplastics Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Mechanical and crystal enhancements to polylactide with silver-nanoparticle filler Processing poly(lactic acid) with low concentrations of silver using a twin-screw extruder leads to nanocomposites with enhanced crystallinity and improved mechanical properties. Bioplastics, Extrusion, Plastics Nanotechnology Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100 Novel preparation technique for polycarbonate/titanium dioxide nanocomposites The mechanical and thermal stability characteristics of bisphenol-A polycarbonate/electrospun titanium dioxide nanofiber samples, produced via molten-state mixing, are presented. Plastics Nanotechnology Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0100 Depolymerization of terephthalic acid using hot compressed water 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. Thermoplastics Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0100