Special Issue "Processing, Structure, Dynamics and Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: polymer processing and physics; structure and properties of polymer materials; polymer composites and nanocomposites; rheology of molten polymers; design of processing tools; construction of plasticizing systems; simulations and modeling of processing processes
The Special Issue on Processing, Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials brings together scientists working at universities, research institutes, laboratories, and various industries to discuss state-of-the-art research on processing new polymer materials using standard and innovative machines and getting acquainted with their structure and properties. New challenges related to the need to develop new biodegradable materials, with new properties and structures that are difficult to process using conventional processing methods, also concern the progress and development of machines, in particular the most popular ones, such as extruders and injection molding machines. Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes contributions from all researchers working on materials processing, design of plasticizing units and other processing machines and tools, as well as those working on the characterization, properties, and applications of innovative polymer materials.
The Special Issue will cover but will not be limited to the following topics:
- Polymer processing;
- Polymer materials, fillers, auxiliaries, and their application;
- Machines, tools, technological equipment for processing;
- Theoretical and application problems of secondary processing of polymeric materials;
- Problems of quality assurance in processing;
- Modern methods of testing and assessing the quality and performance characteristics of plastic products;
- Numerical modeling of processing processes.
I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Janusz W. Sikora
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Polymer processing
- New processing technologies
- New processing machines
- Secondary processing
- Nanofillers from renewable sources
- Biodegradable plastics
- Plastic structure
- Plastic properties
- Numerical simulation and modeling
- Optimization of processing.