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The mechanical properties of woven tape all-polypropylene composites
The creation of highly oriented, co-extruded polypropylene (PP) tapes allows the production of recyclable "all-polypropylene" (all-PP) composites, with a large temperature processing window (>30 °C)Expand
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The rubber particle size to control the properties-processing balance of thermoplastic/cross-linked elastomer blends
The influence of the number-averaged rubber particle size (dn) on the mechanical and rheological properties of thermoplastic/cross-linked elastomer blends was studied, with the focus on thermoplasticExpand
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Toughening of poly(lactic acid) by ethylene-co-vinyl acetate copolymer with different vinyl acetate contents
Abstract The well-known bio-based and biocompostable poly(lactic acid), PLA, suffers from brittleness and a low heat distortion temperature. In this paper, we address a possible route to make PLAExpand
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Toughening of poly (lactic acid) by poly (β-hydroxybutyrate-co-β-hydroxyvalerate) with high β-hydroxyvalerate content
Abstract Fully bio-based and biocompostable poly (lactic acid)/poly (β-hydroxybutyrate-co-β-hydroxyvalerate) (PLA/PHBV) blends were prepared by melt compounding. PHBV with a high β-hydroxyvalerateExpand
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Stimuli‐Responsive Materials Based on Interpenetrating Polymer Liquid Crystal Hydrogels
Stimuli-responsive materials based on interpenetrating liquid crystal-hydrogel polymer networks are fabricated. These materials consist of a cholesteric liquid crystalline network that refl ectsExpand
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Structure-property relationships of reactively compatibilized PHB/EVA/starch blends.
A method is addressed to prepare poly(hydroxybutyrate)/poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate)/starch (PHB/EVA/starch) blends with fine dispersion of starch, i.e. by an in situ compatibilization in theExpand
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Sub-micrometer thermoplastic vulcanizates obtained by reaction-induced phase separation of miscible mixtures of poly(ethylene) and alkyl methacrylates
Abstract Sub-micrometer (μm) thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) with cross-linked rubber particles with sizes ranging from 70 to 400 nm were prepared by reaction-induced phase separation (RIPS) ofExpand
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Fabrication of PEDOT-OTS-patterned ITO substrates
The fabrication of a poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) pattern is demonstrated. As template, an n-octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) monolayer self-assembled on indium tin oxide (ITO) wasExpand
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On the origin of the “core‐free” morphology in microinjection‐molded HDPE
This study investigates the morphology of a high- density polyethylene processed with microinjection molding. Previous work pointed out that a ''core-free'' morphology exists for a micropart (150-lmExpand
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Improving Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness of Poly(ω-pentadecalactone) Fibers through in Situ Reinforcement with a Vanillic Acid-Based Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyester
We report on the morphology and performance of melt-drawn poly(ω-pentadecalactone) (PPDL) fibers reinforced with a vanillic acid-based thermotropic liquid crystalline polyester (LCP). The in situExpand
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