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Nanotechnology contributes significant advantages to plastics applications. By focusing on key concepts such as nanocomposite, nanoclay, carbon nanotube, nano filler, exfoliation, conductive plastic, fuel or gaz barrier polymer...this Channel aims to provide engineers and designers with solutions to innovate with nanotechnologies. Plastics industry uses nanotechnology in a variety of ways. Nanotechnology revolutionizes the properties of plastic products.

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Jan 16, 2015 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting Technologies at the Forefront

By Don Rosato

Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge...

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Mar 28, 2014 | Article

Improved Fiberglass Reinforced Composites

It has been found that the physical properties of many types of fiberglass reinforced polymer composites may be improved by including core-shell rubber nanoparticles in a resinous binder that is...

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Feb 13, 2014 | Article

Manufacturing Polymer Continuous Nano-fibers using a novel Co-extrusion Technique

A novel co-extrusion and two-dimensional multiplication technique was developed for continuous production of nanofibers using melt-processable polymers. This solvent-free and environment-friendly...

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Oct 7, 2013 | Article

Biocomposites in Automotive Applications

By Muthuramalingam Krishnan

The recent forecasts indicate that the Crude oil price will reach $100 dollar per barrel in 2015, $120 in 2020, $130 in 2025, and $150 per barrel in 2035. Now we all are in a situation where there...

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Jun 1, 2013 | Article

Fuel Barrier Materials

In this article, a description and analysis of survey results will be presented for the April Click 'N Vote "Within the next 5 years, which of the following barrier materials will grow the most in...

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Apr 25, 2014 | Article

Additives to Improve the Properties of PLA

In recent years the search for biodegradable polymers has excelled due to environmental issues. Among the biodegradable polymers from renewable sources, the poly (lactic acid) - PLA is one of the...

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Mar 26, 2014 | Article

Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles

Starch nanoparticles offer the ability to prepare starch based polymer nanocomposites. Controllable particles sizes of starch nanoparticles were synthesized via a precipitation in water-in-oil...

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Jan 6, 2014 | Article

TPU-toughened PLA Nanocomposites for Automotive and Furniture Applications

The crystallinity and mechanical and thermal properties of PLA-based biodegradable-engineered plastic nanocomposites were determined. The nanocomposites were composed of TPU-toughened PLA, talc, and...

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Aug 30, 2013 | Article

High Barrier Food Packaging Film from Nanostructured Natural Materials

In this work, multilayer structures based on polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate with a valerate content of 12% (PHBV12) containing a high barrier interlayer of electrospun zein nanofibers were...

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Jan 16, 2013 | Article

Materials Developments for Barrier Food Packaging Applications

By Mark DeMeuse

The use of polymeric materials in food packaging is increasing not only in respect to the proportion of packages totally or partially made with these materials but also in the number of different...

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