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Special Issue "Materials and Methods for New Technologies in Polymer Processing II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2020.
Interests: process–properties relashionships; morphology and properties of polymeric materials; polymer processing; injection and compression moulding; nanofunctionalized polymer materials for barrier and electrical applications; polymer (bio/photo)-degradation; bionanocomposites materials; thermomechanical properties; biodegradable materials; high performances composite materials; materials for sensing; materials for drug delivery; self-healing materials
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Welcome to this, the second issue of “Materials and Methods for New Technologies in Polymer Processing”. Due to the great interest in the first issue, the editorial board decided to reopen this Special Issue focused on the emerging technologies in polymer processing. I am delighted to write the foreword for this second number, which once again affords us the opportunity to reflect on what is changing in our field.
Last year, we recognized the need for a programmatic approach to the difficult relationships between new technologies associated with the plastics industry and existing materials. Formally, with these new techniques, it is possible to transform, combine, and functionalize polymer and composite materials in any desired way. Practically, the lack of materials properties, as well as inadequate process modeling and control, strongly limits these amazing possibilities. Applications such as the optoelectronic, sensing, drug release, filtration, and biomedical require extremely tight dimensional tolerances and precise manipulation of the properties. Such rigorous control can be obtained only with a proper combination of the right materials and methods.
This second Special Issue will continue to collect research and review documents that examine new technologies in polymer processing from different perspectives, covering materials, machine control, and simulation software, with particular attention to the properties of the products obtained.
We encourage you to contribute to this scientific program by submitting your papers and look forward to your active involvement.Dr. Andrea Sorrentino
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- New polymer processing
- Process–properties relationships
- Morphology of polymeric materials
- Thermomechanical and rheological properties
- Polymer functionalizations
- Bionanocomposites materials
- Materials for barrier and electronic applications
- Filament and fibers production
- Foams and lightweight materials
- Coatings for surface protection
- Micro parts productions
- Structured and functional surfaces
- Fabrication of drug delivery systems
- Capsules and bubbles formations
- Materials for sensing and actuation
- Spray coating
- Laser sintering
- Layer by layer deposition
- Additive manufacturing
- Precision injection and compression molding
- Extrusion and compounding
- Plasma treatment
- Ultrasound assisted processes
- Freeze and spray dryers