Polymer Engineering & Science

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February 2009

Volume 49, Issue 2

Pages 209–417

  1. Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Articles
    1. Orientated crystallization in drawn thermoplastic polyimide modified by carbon nanofibers (pages 217–222)

      Valentina E. Smirnova, Iosif V. Gofman, Vladimir E. Yudin, Irina P. Dobrovolskaya, Alexander N. Shumakov, Andrey L. Didenko, Valentine M. Svetlichnyi, Ellen Wachtel, Rinat Shechter, Hannah Harel and Gad Marom

      Article first published online: 25 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21241

    2. Dynamic characteristics of plug-assist thermoforming process (pages 240–243)

      H. Hosseini, B.V. Berdyshev and A. Mehrabani-Zeinabad

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21245

    3. A modeling approach to the effect of resin characteristics on parison formation in extrusion blow molding (pages 251–263)

      Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi, Jaap den Doelder, Marc-André Rainville and Kurt A. Koppi

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21251

    4. Preparation and morphology of high-performance exfoliated poly(sodium acrylate)/hydrotalcite nanocomposite superabsorbents (pages 264–271)

      Yatao Zhang, Lihai Fan, Lihua Cheng, Lin Zhang and Huanlin Chen

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21252

    5. Rapid thermal cycling with low thermal inertia tools (pages 305–316)

      Ronald X. Xu and Emanuel Sachs

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21261

    6. Effects of vinyltrimethoxy silane on mechanical properties and morphology of polypropylene-woodflour composites (pages 324–332)

      Rebeca Bouza, María José Abad, Luis Barral and Marcelino Ladra

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21274

    7. Investigation of the relationships between die build up and die swell (pages 333–343)

      Todd A. Hogan, Parvinder Walia and Bernard C. Dems

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21275

    8. Visual perception and measurements of texture and gloss of injection-molded plastics (pages 344–353)

      Sofie Ignell, Ulf Kleist and Mikael Rigdahl

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21279

    9. Pea starch-based composite films with pea hull fibers and pea hull fiber-derived nanowhiskers (pages 369–378)

      Yun Chen, Changhua Liu, Peter R. Chang, Debbie P. Anderson and Michel A. Huneault

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21290

    10. Structure and properties of poly(ethylene oxide)-organo clay nanocomposite prepared via melt mixing (pages 379–390)

      T.N. Abraham, D. Ratna, S. Siengchin and J. Karger-Kocsis

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21278

    11. Isothermal crystallization kinetics of poly(phenylene sulfide)/TLCP composites (pages 397–417)

      A.K. Kalkar, V.D. Deshpande and M.J. Kulkarni

      Article first published online: 24 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pen.21263