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Composites of polypropylene melt blended with synthesized silica nanoparticles
Spherical and layered silica nanoparticles synthesized by the sol–gel method were melt blended with a polypropylene matrix in order to quantify their effect on thermal and mechanical behaviours of the resulting polymer ...
Structural and dielectric properties of polyvinyl alcohol/barium zirconium titanate polymer-ceramic composite
The polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/barium zirconium titanate Ba[Zr0.1Ti0.9]O3 (BZT) polymer-ceramic composites with different volume percentage are obtained from solution mixing and hot-pressing method. Their structural and ...
Tannin-phenolic resins: Synthesis, characterization, and application as matrix in biobased composites reinforced with sisal fibers
(ELSEVIER SCI LTDOXFORD, 2013-08-02)
A tannin-phenolic resin (40 wt% of tannin, characterized by H-1 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and C-13 NMR, Fourier transform infrared, thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry) was used to prepare composites ...
Antimicrobial polymer composites with copper micro- and nanoparticles: Effect of particle size and polymer matrix
The addition of metal particles, for instance, silver or copper, into polymer matrices is a relevant strategy producing novel antimicrobial materials. By using two particles with diameters around 10nm and 45 mu m, and ...
Processing of plant fiber composites by liquid molding techniques: an overview
Lately, researchers around the world have developed effective chemical and physical treatments on plant fibers to improve their compatibility with polymeric matrices. In addition, the need of high performance fabrics ...
Thermal conductivity of PET/(LDPE/Al) composites determined by MDSC
(Elsevier Sci LtdOxfordInglaterra, 2004)
Piezoelectric composite film for acoustic emission detection
The continuous technological advances require materials with properties that conventional material cannot display. Material property combinations are being the focus to the development of composite materials, which are ...
Sugarcane bagasse cellulose/HDPE composites obtained by extrusion
(Elsevier B.V., 2009-02-01)
Natural fibers used in this study were both pre-treated and modified residues from sugarcane bagasse. Polymer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) was employed as matrix in to composites, which were prodUced by mixing high ...
Composite materials obtained from textile fiber residue
(Sage Publications Ltd, 2011-03-01)
This article presents the use of fibers residue from textile industry to minimize environmental problems associated with material accumulation. Composite materials utilizing textile fiber residues and high density polyethylene ...