New Developments in Polymer Composites Research

Stephan Laske and Andreas Witschnigg (Editors)
Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Department Kunststofftechnik, Leoben, Austria

Series: Polymer Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC055000




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Composite materials are made from at least two different materials with significantly different properties and behavior. When such materials are combined, the produced composite has completely different characteristics compared to the individual components. In ancient Egypt, the earliest composite materials where created to form bricks out of mud and straw for building constructions. Polymeric composites are steadily growing and are one of the most promising material classes, which have the opportunity to deal with new challenges approaching from the market. These materials are often stronger, lighter or less expensive when compared to traditional materials, but the demands and needs are getting more diverse and complex.

Modern composites comprise the incorporation of filler in micro and nanoscale, as well as the construction of specific structure – especially the imitation of nature – to create new or improved material properties. This book gives an overview of the scientific investigations carried out in recent years. The topics discussed are forging an arc over different kinds of composite materials such as composites based on commonly available polymeric raw materials, but also composites based on biological raw materials as well as the achievable material properties comprising mechanical, electrical, structural and tribological properties. Additionally, the book is also shedding light on the construction and structuring of such composites using nature as an inspiring example. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface pp,vii-viii

Chapter 1. Evolution of Novel Size-Dependent Properties in Polymer-Matrix Composites due to Polymer Filler Interactions
(Sheila Devasahayam and Sri Bandyopadhyay, University of Ballarat, Australia, and others)pp,1-32

Chapter 2. New Development in Polymer Composites Research and Applications of Polymer-Cement Matrices for Solidification/Stabilization of Radioactive Wastes
(S.B. Eskander and M.E. Tawfik, Radioisotopes Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt, and others)pp,33-66

Chapter 3. New Fabrication Techniques of Conductive Polymer/Insulative Polymer Composite Films for Printed Electronics
(Mitsuyoshi Onoda, University of Hyogo, Japan)pp,67-150

Chapter 4. Nanocomposites Based on Block Sulfonated Polyarylenethioethersulfone Copolymers and In Situ-Generated Nanoparticles of Zirconium Phosphate
(Zongwu Bai, Marlene D. Houtz and Barney E. Taylor, University of Dayton Research Institute, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA, and others)pp,151-168

Chapter 5. Conducting Polymer Composite Films Based on Polyaniline: Dielectric and Electrical Properties
(Kateryna Fatyeyeva, Christele Vanga Bouanga, Alexander Pud, Jean-François Bardeau and Mohamed Tabellout, Normandie University, France, and others)pp,169-196

Chapter 6. Thermosetting Biopolymers Reinforced with Natural Fibres: A Review
(Carlo Santulli and Fabrizio Sarasini, Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Environment, Sapienza-Università di Roma, Rome, Italy)pp,197-212

Chapter 7. Fundamental Investigations of Reinforcement of Expanded Perlite in Polypropylene
(Hannelore Isabella Mattausch, Stephan Laske, Kristin Cirar, Helmut Flachberger and Clemens Holzer, Chair of Polymer Processing, Department of Polymer Engineering and Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria, and others)pp,213-226

Chapter 8. New Thermally Conductive Liquid Crystalline Polyester and its Composites
(Shusuke Yoshihara, Frontier Materials Development Laboratories, Kaneka Corporation, Japan)pp,227-242

Chapter 9. Determination of Binodal Curves in Ternary Polymer Systems: Co-/Polymers Compatibility
(Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano, Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València, València, Spain, and others)pp,243-256

Chapter 10. Influence of Chemical Stress on Sulfur-Polymer Composite Structure
(Milica M. Vlahović, Predrag B. Jovanic, Sanja P. Martinović, Tamara Đ. Boljanac and Tatjana D. Volkov Husovic, Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)pp,257-278

Chapter 11. Effect of Contact Temperature on the Tribological Behavior of PTFE Composites
(Marcello Conte, Bihotz Pinedo and Amaya Igartua, IK4-Tekniker – Tribology Unit, Spain)pp,279-300

Chapter 12. Injection Molding Compounding of Polymer Nanocomposites
(Markus G. Battisti and Walter Friesenbichler, Dept. Polymer Engineering and Science – Chair of Injection Molding of Polymers, Leoben, Austria)pp,301-324

Chapter 13. Structural Organisation and Biomimesis of Nature's Polymer Composites
(Parvez Alam, Centre for Functional Materials, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)pp,325-380

Index pp,383-399

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