Special Issue "Advances in Polyethylene Based Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Aleksey Maksimkin
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Guest Editor
National University of Science & Technology (MISIS), Moscow, Russian
Interests: Polymers, Mechanical Properties, Nanocomposites, Fibers, Films, Implants, UHMWPE, Shape Memory Polymers, Anti-friction materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

PE is the most widely used polymer material with many unique properties. These properties are so various that they allow the creation of tribological materials, biocompatible implants, high performance fibers, and even artificial muscles from PE. Even though PE is one of the most studied polymer materials, the number of scientific articles about PE continues to grow every year due to the fact that PE has a simple chemical structure, but has many variations in the supramolecular structure that determine the wide range of final properties of PE-based materials.

Nowadays, the most relevant issues related to PE and PE matrix composites deal with developing new processing methods which allow the formation of a PE supramolecular structure with enhanced properties, effective introduction of fillers (especially nanofillers) in a PE matrix with a high melt index, creation of a strong chemical or physical interaction between a polymer matrix and fillers that are complicated because of the chemical inertness of PE. In recent years, the self-reinforcement composite has proved to be an effective way to improve the mechanical, tribological, and other performance properties of polymers. In self-reinforced composites, both the matrix and reinforcing phases are made of the same polymer that results in the ability to achieve good interfacial interaction and high recyclability as compared to traditional composites.

This Special Issue is devoted to the latest advances in PE-based composites and covers the following topics:

- PE with shape memory effect

- implants based on PE

- self-reinforced PE composites

- high performance fibers and films

- anti-friction materials based on PE

- crystallization and supramolecular structure of PE

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit full papers, communications, and reviews for the Special Issue "Advances in Polyethylene Based Composites."

Dr. Aleksey Maksimkin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Polyethylene
  • Self-Reinforced Composites
  • Implants
  • Fibers
  • Shape Memory Effect
  • Friction
  • Wear
  • Crystallization
  • Supramolecular Structure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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