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Investigation into the structural, morphological, mechanical and thermal behaviour of bacterial cellulose after a two-step purification process.
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a natural hydrogel, which is produced by Acetobacter xylinum (recently renamed Gluconacetobacter xylinum) in culture and constitutes of a three-dimensional network ofExpand
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Influence of filler size on the properties of poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) nanocomposites
Abstract Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) composites reinforced with two types of graphite nanoplatelets varying in lateral size - small (GNP-S) and large (GNP-L) - were produced via melt compounding.Expand
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Bacterial cellulose–poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites prepared by an in-situ process
Bio-nanocomposites were prepared by an in-situ growth process through the direct addition of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) into the Acetobacter xylinum inoculated medium and compared with composites madeExpand
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Strain sensing behaviour of elastomeric composite films containing carbon nanotubes under cyclic loading
Abstract The resistivity response under cyclic loading of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) elastomeric nanocomposite films fabricated by a solution process withExpand
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Poly(lactic acid)/carbon nanotube nanocomposites with integrated degradation sensing
For the first time, an in-situ degradation monitoring system for biodegradable polymers is reported in present work. The proposed concept is based on a conductive biodegradable polymer composite,Expand
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High mechanical reinforcing efficiency of layered poly(vinyl alcohol) – graphene oxide nanocomposites
Abstract A bottom-up approach for producing poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/graphene oxide (GO) nanocomposites using a spray-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) method is presented. Simple and versatile, theExpand
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Carbon nanotube polymer coatings for textile yarns with good strain sensing capability
Abstract In this study, a commercially available Spandex multifilament yarn was coated with a thermoplastic polyurethane/carbon nanotube (TPU/CNT) conductive polymer composite (CPC), and conductiveExpand
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Nanoparticle-induced co-continuity in immiscible polymer blends – A comparative study on bio-based PLA-PA11 blends filled with organoclay, sepiolite, and carbon nanotubes
Different amounts of organoclay, sepiolite, and carbon nanotubes are added to an immiscible blend of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and polyamide 11 (PA11) with drop-matrix morphology aiming at elucidatingExpand
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Polymer nanocomposites based on needle‐like sepiolite clays: Effect of functionalized polymers on the dispersion of nanofiller, crystallinity, and mechanical properties
Polypropylene (PP)/sepiolite (Sep) nanocomposites are prepared by melt compounding in a mini-extruder apparatus. The often used maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene (PP-g-MA) is compared with twoExpand
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Sepiolite needle-like clay for PA6 nanocomposites: An alternative to layered silicates?
This paper presents a study of polyamide 6/sepiolite clay nanocomposite, obtained by melt compounding in a mini twin-screw extruder, and characterised in terms of morphology (SEM and TEM analysis)Expand
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