Biodegradable Polymers and Biocomposites
Collection of presentations, articles and article abstracts about scientific researches on biodegradable polymers, bioplastics and biomaterials, the development of compostable packaging based on starch, and biocomposites created from ligno-cellulose fibers. Homepage of Prof. Luc Averous. English and French.
Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics in Japan
A report on current research, development and application activities with biodegradable polymers and plastics in Japan. Author: Robert W. Lenz. [PDF]
Biological Treatment of a Synthetic Dye Water and an Industrial Textile Wastewater Containing Azo Dye Compounds
Master of Science thesis presenting research determining the ability of anaerobic and aerobic biological sludges to reduce and stabilize azo dye compounds. Author: Trevor Haig Wallace. [PDF]
Durable and Reusable Anti-Microbial Textiles
Master of Science thesis about the effects of biopolymer anti-microbial solutions on the tensile, bending and shearing properties on plain weave cotton fabrics. Author: Leila Elizabeth Bonin. [PDF]
Flame Retardant Developments for Polypropylene
Scientific study of the advantages offered by colloidal-sized particles for flame-retarding and UV stabilizing of polypropylene polymers and fibers. From the Nyacol Nano Technology, Inc's web site. Authors: Edward A. Myszak and Michael T. Sobus.
History of Adhesives
Paper published in 1991 by the BSA Educational Services Committee, providing a history of adhesives from 4000 BC to the present, and describing the types and properties of natural and synthetic adhesives in use today. [PDF]
History of Enzymes
Article about the history of industrial enzymes, from the late 1900's to the present times. From Maps, Ltd.
Overview of the development, applications and current status of cellulose as a resource of material for the papermaking, man-made fiber, polymer film and construction industries. Author: R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
Mullite Synthesis with Aluminosiloxanes
Study of aluminosiloxane compounds as polymer precursors for fiber spinning, thin film and monoliths casting, and impregnants to powder compacts. Authors: D.R. Treadwell and others. [PDF]
New Life in an Old Dye
Short article about the renewed interest in natural indigo dyes for textile applications. Published in the New Agriculturist On-Line.
Review of natural and synthetic polymers currently in use in the plastics, composite and man-made fiber industries. Descriptions, chemical structures, characteristics and applications. Author: David A. Katz. [PDF]
Extensive technical paper reviewing the development of a new class of shape-memory polymers as a cheap and efficient alternative to shape-memory alloys. Authors: Andreas Lendlein and Steffen Kelch. [PDF]
Article about the history, properties, applications and commercial uses of superabsorbent polymers for diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products. Authors: E. Pytlik, D. Molino and J. Moritz.
The Synthetic Dye Collection
Short article about the history and development of synthetic fast and fugitive duestuffs for textiles, paper and food processing. Author: Rose Madder.
Triarylphosphine Oxide Containing Nylon 6.6 Copolymers
Report on a laboratory experiment with triarylphosphine oxide comonomer, incorporated as a fire retardant into polyamide 6.6 for fiber extrusion. Chemical structures and tables. Authors: J-Yuan Wan, J.E. McGrath and Takashi Kashiwagi. [PDF]
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