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10-08-2021

Controlled Release of Tetracycline Hydrochloride Loaded Highly Absorbent Alginate Submicron Fibers from Centrifugally Spinning

Highly absorbent alginate/polyethylene oxide submicron fibers containing the hydrophilic model drug tetracycline hydrochloride were prepared through centrifugal spinning. Pre-treatment with ethanol before crosslinking with calcium chloride …

Authors:
Yishen Lu, Xianglong Li, Teng Hou, Bin Yang

10-08-2021

Thermal Comfort Performances of Double-face Knitted Insulation Fabrics

Thermal comfort parameters of knitted fabrics such as thermal resistance and liquid transfer can be enhanced by combining hydrophilic and hydrophobic functional yarns as double-face fabrics. This study aims to investigate thermal conductivity …

Authors:
Sibel Kaplan, Bilge Yilmaz

10-08-2021

Cold Atmosphere Plasma Modification on Beta-Carotene-Loaded Nanofibers to Enhance Osteogenic Differentiation

Since bone disorders have globally increased, tissue engineering could provide a solution by generating fully functional bone tissues. The most powerful aspect of bone tissue engineering is biomaterials. The focus of this study was the development …

Authors:
Yasamin Moradi, Seyed Alireza Atyabi, Ali Ghiassadin, Hadi Bakhshi, Shiva Irani, Seyed Mohammad Atyabi, Neda Dadgar

10-08-2021

Preparation and Properties of Electrospun Polyimide Ultrafine Fibrous Mats with Excellent Heat-fusibility via Hot-press procedure from Organo-soluble Polyimides Containing Phenolphthalein Units

Electrospun polyimide (PI) ultrafine non-woven fibrous mats (UFMs) with good heat-fusibility via hot press procedure were successfully fabricated. For this purpose, two organo-soluble PI resins were prepared via a two-step chemical imidization …

Authors:
Hao-ran Qi, Yan Zhang, Xin-xin Zhi, Lin Qi, Hao Wu, Xin-ying Wei, Jin-gang Liu

10-08-2021

Mechanical, Morphological and Thermal Properties of Woven Polyester Fiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid (PLA) Composites

Polylactic acid (PLA) is derived from renewable sources and is among the most commercially available bioplastics. However, the application of PLA is limited due to its properties, such as poor thermal stability and ductility. The incorporation of …

Authors:
M. N. M. Azlin, S. M. Sapuan, M. Y. M. Zuhri, E. S. Zainudin

10-08-2021

Selectively Reinforced Functionally Graded Composite-like Glass/Carbon Polymer Nanocomposites: Designed for Efficient Bending and Impact Performance

Offshore wind turbine blades (OWTBs) are exposed to various types of loadings during their service life. Moreover, due to their tremendous size, huge investment costs are established, including advanced engineering materials and production process …

Authors:
Okan Demir, Ahmet Caner Tatar, Volkan Eskizeybek, Ahmet Avcı

10-08-2021

The Effect of Stacking Sequence on High-velocity Impact Resistance of Hybrid Woven Reinforced Composites: Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation

In this paper, the effects of the stacking sequence of layup processing and creating space between layers of hybrid composites on the impact behavior were studied. The hybrid woven composites were manufactured using three different woven layers of …

Authors:
Koorosh Delavari, Ali Safavi

10-08-2021

Quantification of Swelling Stress Induced Mechanical Property Reduction of Glass Fiber/Epoxy Composites Immersed in Aqueous 10 % Sulphuric Acid by Instrumenting with Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors

Glass fiber/epoxy (GF/E) composites are being extensively scaled-up as anti-corrosion materials in chemical industries because of the relatively low-cost, and are easy to manufacture. Nonetheless, Glass fiber/epoxy composites are not entirely …

Authors:
Yashwanth Padarthi, Santoshi Mohanta, Jeetendra Gupta, Swati Neogi

10-08-2021

Investigation of Solution Rheology in Electrospinning of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Nano-micron size fiber formation of UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) can be carried out by a high temperature (130 °C) electrospinning method. In this work, the effect of solution parameters on fiber formation by the …

Authors:
Prajesh Nayak, Anup K. Ghosh, Naresh Bhatnagar

10-08-2021

Electrospun Polyimide Ultrafine Non-woven Fibrous Membranes Containing Phenyl-substituted Quinoxaline Units with Improved Hydrolysis Resistance for Potential Applications in High-temperature Water Environments

Two organo-soluble polyimide resins containing phenyl-substituted quinoxaline units (PIPQ) were successfully prepared via the two-step chemical imidization procedure from an aromatic diamine, 6(7)-amino-2-(4-aminophenyl)-3-phenylquinoxaline (PQDA) …

Authors:
Lu-meng Yin, Ming-wei Yang, Quan Liu, Xiang Li, Yan Zhang, Xin-Xin Zhi, Hao-ran Qi, Jin-gang Liu, Feng-zhu Lv

10-08-2021

Synthesis of Some Heteropolyfunctional Reactive Dyes and Their Application on Silk, Wool, and Cotton Fibers

Some heteropolyfunctional reactive dyes (5a-5n) containing poly(monochlorotriazine and sulfatoethylsulfone) reactive systems have been synthesized by coupling of tetrazotized 4,4’-methylene bis(2-carboxy aniline) with various 4-(ethylsulfurate …

Authors:
Paresh S. Patel, Dharmishtha H. Patel, Keshav C. Patel

10-08-2021

Development of PET Fabrics Containing N-halamine Compounds with Durable Antibacterial Property

Antibacterial textile materials are widely used in daily life, but most are disposable products with poor antibacterial durability. N-halamine can rapidly inactivate microorganisms, has good stability, and shows great potential applications in …

Authors:
Fang Ding, Shumin Zhang, Xuehong Ren, Tung-Shi Huang

10-08-2021

The Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Made of Woven Bamboo Fiber and Polypropylene

The aim of this study was to study the mechanical properties of woven bamboo fiber (WBF) reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites. The bamboo fiber mat was constructed manually by hand. The WBF/PP composites were fabricated by thermoforming …

Authors:
Bo-Jyun Wang, Wen-Bin Young

10-08-2021

Characterization of UiO-67 Decoration onto UV-crosslinked-poly(vinyl alcohol) Nanofibes for Adsorption Application

The applications of poly(vinyl alcohol) for remediation of aqueous systems are limited by its solubility. UV crosslinking was initiated using TiO2 and ZnO as photo-catalysts and citric acid as cross-linker during electrospinning of poly(vinyl …

Authors:
Jarinphorn Pukkao, Penwisa Pisitsak, Worapat Inprasit, Thitirat Inprasit

10-08-2021

Studies on Hollow Glass Microsphere Reinforced Silicone Matrix Composite for Use in Fast Curing Low Density Thermal Insulation Coating Applications

A low density material coating based on silicone polymer matrix reinforced with hollow glass microspheres is developed for thermal insulation. An organo-platinum compound is added to the resin matrix to make it a fast room temperature curing …

Authors:
Tanu Srivastava, Naresh Kumar Katari, S. Krishna Mohan, C. Rama Krishna, Balaji Rao Ravuri

10-08-2021

Recycling of Waste Polyethylene Fishing Nets as Fibre Reinforcement in Gypsum-based Materials

Identifying new recycling initiatives for waste fishing gear is highly important, especially, if the fishing gear could end up as marine litter. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of using recycled polyethylene (R-PE) fibres …

Authors:
I. M. G. Bertelsen, L. M. Ottosen

10-08-2021

Study on Preparation and Aging Properties of Superhydrophobic Paper Mulch

Due to the hydrophilic nature of paper mulch, it is easy to absorb water during use, which will reduce its mechanical properties and durability, thus affecting its performance. Therefore, the development of paper mulch is hindered. In this paper …

Authors:
Fangyuan Zhang, Anling Li, Fei Dai, Fengwei Zhang, Wuyun Zhao

10-08-2021

Fabrication and Characterization of a Hybrid Structure Comprising Chitosan Hydrogel and PCL Nanofibers for Potential Application in Wound Dressing

In the viewpoint of biomaterials, hydrogel has been established as a structure with straightforward fabrication and widespread applications; however, when it comes to practical use, for instance being under mechanical stress or carrying medicinal …

Authors:
Ahmad Safamehr, Laleh Ghasemi-Mobarakeh, Reza Mansurnezhad, Mohammad-Hossein Beigi, Amirkianoosh Kiani

07-08-2021

Improvement of Pineapple Leaf Fiber Quality by Pectinase Produced from Newly Isolated Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum P4-1

This research aims to optimize the conditions for improvement of pineapple leaf fiber quality using pectinase from selected bacterial strains compared with the commercial ones. First, Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum P4-1 was selected for its …

Authors:
Pilanee Vaithanomsat, Chanaporn Trakunjae, Jiraporn Meelaksana, Antika Boondaeng, Waraporn Apiwatanapiwat, Pornpimon Janchai, Jirachaya Boonyarit, Rungsima Chollakup

07-08-2021

Effect of Polyethylene Glycol on Melt Spinning of Poly(Acrylonitrile-co-1-Vinylimidazole)

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and glycerol were tested as melt assistants to enhance the melt processability of poly(acrylonitrile-co-1-vinyl imidazole) (co-PAN). The effects of the melt assistants on the molecular mobility of co-PAN were investigated …

Authors:
Yeong Min Im, A. J. Nathanael, Min Hye Jung, Seung O. Lee, Tae Hwan Oh