Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
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Recently Published Articles
- Fabrication and Characterisation of Microgel/Polymer Composite Microfibres
Dominic Kehren and Andrij Pich
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201300024
Composite microfibres based on poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) microgels are fabricated by an electrospinning process. Obtained composite microfibres with variable compositions and morphologies are non-toxic, temperature-sensitive and exhibit superior swelling properties.
- UV-Cured Epoxy–Zno Composites: Preparation and Characterization
Marco Sangermano, Federica Sordo, Mario Giovine and Galder Kortaberria
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200444
Epoxy–ZnO composites are prepared via UV-induced cationic polymerization. Electrical characterization of the cured materials shows that both permittivity and AC conductivity values increase with nanofiller content, especially for the highest contents.
- Blends of Plasticized Polyvinyl Butyral and Polyvinyl Chloride: Morphology Analysis in View of Recycling
Amine Bendaoud, Christian Carrot, Jordan Charbonnier and Caroline Pillon
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200420
Blends of plasticized polyvinyl butyral (PVB) with plasticized polyvinyl chloride can be used for flooring applications. This offers a recycling route for PVB wastes from safety glasses. The morphology development during melt blending is investigated. The dimension of phases is defined by abalance between break-up and coalescence. Equations already known for drop splitting have been generalized when rupture occurs by fibrillation and capillary instability.
- Ethylene-vinyl Acetate Thermoplastic Copolymers Filled with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Hydrothermal Ageing on Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Properties
Olesja Starkova, Samuel T. Buschhorn, Luis Antônio Sanchez de Almeida Prado, Petra Pötschke, Matthias Edelmann and Karl Schulte
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200422
Addition of MWCNTs into EVA copolymers significantly improves their elastic modulus, stress at failure, and creep resistance. The effect of hydrothermal ageing on tensile, thermal, and electrical properties of the neat copolymers and their nanocomposites is reported.
- Thermosetting Proteinaceous Plastics from Hydrolyzed Specified Risk Material
Tizazu Mekonnen, Paolo Mussone, Nayef El-Thaher, Phillip Y. K. Choi and David C. Bressler
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200429
The bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak in the last decade has led several countries to implement a ban that eliminates certain cattle tissues, known as specified risk materials (SRMs), from all animal feed, pet foods, and fertilizer applications. In this research, SRM is hydrolyzed at sub-critical conditions to break down BSE causing agents, recover safe protein hydrolyzates, and a novel technology platform is developed to convert it into plastics.