Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering includes original articles, state-of-the-art reviews, abstracts, notes, and letters on topics such as developing non-solution based polymerization processes; new generation catalysts for producing ultranarrow molecular weight distribution polymers; reactor design and catalyst technology for compositional control of polymers; advanced manufacturing techniques and equipment; analytical tools for characterizing molecular properties, and other timely subjects.

Current impact factor: 1.48

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2012 Impact Factor 1.481
2011 Impact Factor 1.279
2010 Impact Factor 0.557
2009 Impact Factor 0.42
2008 Impact Factor 0.456
2007 Impact Factor 0.342
2006 Impact Factor 0.333
2005 Impact Factor 0.358
2004 Impact Factor 0.352
2003 Impact Factor 0.345
2002 Impact Factor 0.514
2001 Impact Factor 0.515
2000 Impact Factor 0.345
1999 Impact Factor 0.317
1998 Impact Factor 0.152
1997 Impact Factor 0.31
1996 Impact Factor 0.339
1995 Impact Factor 0.384
1994 Impact Factor 0.326

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.31
Cited half-life 4.00
Immediacy index 0.24
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.16
Website Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering website
Other titles Polymer-plastics technology and engineering (Online), Polymer-plastics technology and engineering
ISSN 0360-2559
OCLC 41603560
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Chelating compounds derived from acryloyl monomers are being utilized as suitable ligands. They enable the formation of rigid coordination polymers. This review gives information about preparation and structurally characterization the polymer complexes by analyses, spectral techniques like IR, NMR, ESR thermal and potentiometric methods. The ESR spectral data of the Cu(II) complexes showed that the metal–ligand bonds have considerable covalent character. The thermal stability was investigated using thermogravimetric analysis. The thermal behavior of these chelates shows that the hydrated complexes lose water molecules of hydration in the first step followed immediately by decomposition of the anions and ligand molecules in the subsequent steps. The results showed that the polymer complexes are more stable than the homopolymer. Proton ligand dissociation and metal ligand stability constants of acryloyl monomers with some transition metal ions in monomeric and polymeric forms potentiometrically were determined.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 06/2015; 54(9). DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.979504
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    ABSTRACT: A polymerizable Graphene Oxide (Graphene Oxide Monomer, GOM) was synthesized through attaching vinyl groups onto graphene oxide sheets. GOM was copolymeized with methacrylic acid in different ratios. Obtained nanocomposites were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, SEM and EDX to study their properties. Naproxen was entrapped in these pH-sensitive nano-carriers and the in vitro release profiles were established in both enzyme-free simulated gastric and intestinal fluids (SGF, pH 1) and (SIF, pH 7.4) respectively. It was observed that the drug release in SIF was higher, hence the prepared nanocomposite could be considered as a suitable carrier for colon specific drug delivery.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 06/2015; 54(9). DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.961081
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, the foaming sheet was designed as alternating multilayered foam/film structure of foaming layers and film layers. The foaming layer contained polypropylene (PP)/high density polyethylene (HDPE)/Talc ternary composites. The film layer contained PP only. The rheological data showed that the melt elasticity of PP was obviously improved by the addition of HDPE and talc. The results exhibited that the alternating multilayered structure was well kept and hardly influenced by the foaming layers, and then the mechanical properties were obviously improved. The cell in the alternating multilayered sheet with 16 layers was smaller and more homogenous than that in pure PP foaming sheet.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 06/2015; 54(9). DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.979499
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    ABSTRACT: Copolymers of poly(n-butyl methacrylate-co-glycidyl methacrylate) were prepared by a free radical polymerization. The structures of the copolymers were characterized. The copolymers could be added to a powder epoxy resin (E663) to form modified epoxy resins. It was found that toughness of the cured modified epoxy resins were greatly improved, impact strength increased 3 times and fracture elongation increased 20% compared to the cured unmodified E663 resin. This is because that the copolymers had epoxy groups and flexible butyl groups, the former were involved in crosslinking reaction of the E663, and the latter made contribution to the toughness improvement.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; 54(9):150513084758007. DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.974270
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    ABSTRACT: Molecularly imprinted polymer microspheres (MIPMs) for Glutathione had been prepared by the reversed phase suspension polymerization method; MIPMs were synthesized by using acrylamide and N-vinyl pyrrolidone as functional monomers. N,N’-methylenebisacrylamide and dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride were the cross-linkers and H2O2 and Vc were redox initiators, Span-80 was the surfactant used and cyclohexane was the oil phase. Our work can provide a method to obtain ball MIPMs, and in this way, the destruction of acting sites because powdery MIPMs could be avoided. Moreover, the low concentration of cross-linker results in imprinted sites not being formed during the reversed phase suspension polymerization. The double cross-linkers not only solved this problem, but they also enlarged the selection range of the template, monomer and cross-linker. Simultaneously, there’s obviously a significant amount of synergy between the two cross-linkers that perhaps improve the adsorption capacity and selectivity. The conditions were investigated and optimized, and the optimum conditions were obtained as follows: the ratio of n AM /n NVP was 2; the optimum temperature and time were 50°C and 4.5 h; and, the dosage of GSH, DMDAAC and Vc were 0.8 g, 14 g and 0.023 g, respectively, under the optimum conditions, GSH-MIPM was prepared and showed the adsorption capacity was 75 mg · g−1. Also, based on the samples prepared at the starting process and under optimal conditions, the adsorption kinetics and adsorption isotherm were investigated and analyzed, respectively.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; 54(9):150513084800006. DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.974277
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    ABSTRACT: Novel low dielectric polyimide-SiO2 hybrid materials containing bipyridine were prepared with three-steps sol-gel process from poly(amic acid)s. (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane as coupling agent was used to increase the intrachain chemical bonding between the polyimide and SiO2 groups. Thermal, dielectric and physical properties of the hybrid materials were investigated and correlated with the porous structure. The glass transition temperatures of all the hybrids were found to be higher than polyimides. The effect of SiO2 groups on the porous structure and dielectric properties were investigated. The dielectric constant of the hybrid materials was observed a decrease from 3.30 to 2.15 with increased SiO2 amount.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1010216
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    ABSTRACT: Graphene has attracted considerable interest over recent years due to its amazing properties like good electrical and mechanical properties. In the present work a safe and facile method has been adopted for the preparation of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) solution and its subsequent homogeneous dispersion into the poly (vinyl alcohol-g-acrylonitrile) film prepared by in situ free radical polymerization method. The prepared polymer supported graphene films were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, TEM and Raman spectroscopy techniques.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1021480
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    ABSTRACT: Thiophene (Th), 3-hexylthiophene (3HT) and their nanocomposites with TiO2 were electropolymerized on Al1050 electrode by chronoamperometic technique. Different concentrations of Th and 3HT homopolymers and their nanocomposites with TiO2 (2% in total content) were characterized by attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersion X-ray analysis (EDX) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The capacitive behaviours of modified electrodes were calculated from Nyquist, Bode-magnitude, Bode-phase and Admittance plots. The optimum conditions of capacitive behaviours of homopolymers (PTh and P3HT) and their nanocomposite films of PTh/TiO2 and P(3HT/TiO2) were electrocoated on an Al1050 electrode by chronoamperometric technique. The anti-corrosion tests for homopolymers and nanocomposite films were examined in 3.5% NaCl solution. The EIS and Tafel extrapolation results were comparatively studied. In all cases, polymer and nanocomposite films have protective behavior of Al1050 against corrosion. P(3HTh)/TiO2 nanocomposite films gave the highest protection effeciency (PE) = 98% because the amount of defects was much lower than that for the P(3HTh), PTh and PTh/TiO2 films.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036450
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    ABSTRACT: Carbon nanotubes-block copolymer composites were synthesized via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) living emulsion mechanism, based on zero-one and pseudo-bulk kinetics. In conjunction with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), ab initio RAFT homopolymerization of styrene and butyl acrylate respectively were carried out using xanthate based RAFT agent through ultrasonified macroemulsion and miniemulsion. Then, the second monomer and the third monomer were applied at stage II and III respectively to produce MWNT diblock and triblock copolymer composites such as MWNT-b-PSt-co-PBA-co-PMA and MWNT-b-PBA-co-PMA-co-PSt. As MWNT-homopolymer proceeds to diblock and triblock, thermal resistance of MWNT block composite products is enhanced. A mechanistic approach of RAFT living macroemulsion and miniemulsion polymerizations, with the purified MWNTs enables us to control the composite properties such as thermal degradation, mechanical strength, and glass transition temperature of MWNT-block copolymer composites, in conjunction with reaction conditions, monomer type, blocking sequence, particle size, and molecular weight.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036446
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    ABSTRACT: In this investigation, nanocomposite (NC) films were fabricated by dispersion of poly (amide-imide)/CuO NC as nano-filler in the poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) matrix via an ultrasonic process. The nano-filler was prepared and mixed with PVA matrix. After dispersion of nano-filler into the PVA, the mechanical properties of the NCs were improved. For example, the addition of 6 wt% nano-filler into the PVA matrix enhanced the tensile modulus by 39%. The residual weight at 800 °C was 7% for pure PVA while the NCs illustrated 12-19% residue at this temperature.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1021483
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    ABSTRACT: Polyacrylonitrile/polyurethane/poly(m-anthranilic acid) nanofibers were fabricated by electrospinning. Tyrosinase immobilization was carried out by EDC/NHS activation. Covalent binding of tyrosinase onto nanofibers was confirmed by FTIR-ATR, and bicinchoninic acid assay revealed the amount of enzyme. Morphology and composition of nanofibers were characterized by SEM/EDX. Tyrosinase immobilized nanofibers became smoother and the fiber diameters increased. Effects of immobilized enzyme on nanofibers were investigated by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and the data were fitted to equivalent electrical circuit model. Elemental analyses and EDX-mapping showed that the enzyme was evenly distributed. The solution resistance and charge transfer resistance of nanofibers decreased after enzyme immobilization.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1010218
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this research work is to prepare biodegradable polyurethane composites and study their physical, mechanical, thermal and biodegradation properties. Rigid biodegradable polyester based polyurethane was synthesized by reacting excess of isocyanate with poly(ε-caprolactone) diol to obtain prepolymer which was then reacted with chain extender. Polyurethane composites are prepared with nanoclay and titanium(IV)oxide nanopowder in different concentrations and PU containing 2% W/W of nanopowder had shown better properties. Biodegradation studies showed that the developed polyurethane materials when used as shoe soles will retain their strength while storage and use but will decompose only after disposal into the environment.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036443
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    ABSTRACT: Biopolymer nanocomposite of Polylactic acid was synthesized from lactic acid by using tin ions exchanged Cloisite Ca++. The tin molecules between the Cloisite Ca++ layers catalyzed the lactic acid polymerization and also this clay played a role as a nanofiller. Presence of tin molecules increased the molecular weight of the polymer comparing the polymer was synthsised with the presence of just Cloisite Ca++. Both Exfoliated and intercalated Nanocomposite structures were observed as the results of X-Ray Diffraction Analysis and Transmission Electron Microscopy images. Also changes of polymer's thermal degradation and other thermal properties such as glass transtition temperature, melting temperatures were investigated via Thermogravimetric analysis and Diffirential Scanning Calorimetry.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036445
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    ABSTRACT: A simple solution blending process was used to efficiently disperse of carboxyl-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CA-MWCNT)s into a potentially biodegradable poly(amide-imide) (PAI) to obtain PAI/CA-MWCNT bionanocomposites (BNC)s. CA-MWCNTs were utilized to better dispersion of MWCNTs into the polymer matrix. The PAI/CA-MWCNT BNCs were prepared with different CA-MWCNT contents (5-15 wt.%). The resulting BNCs are characterized by several techniques, powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. Adding CA-MWCNT into polymer matrix significantly increased the thermal stability of BNCs due to the increased interfacial interaction between the PAI matrix and CA-MWCNT.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036444
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    ABSTRACT: Achieving tight tolerances for multiple properties of a single product becomes a key issue. This work presents an investigation on birefringence and warpage of thermoplastic lenses prepared using microinjection molding, aiming to identify the significant factors and simultaneously control both properties for optical applications. The birefringence along the flow changed more drastically than that in the cross-flow direction. Meanwhile, two warpage shapes of the lenses could be observed and their formation mechanisms were discussed. The simultaneous control of both properties was accomplished through multi-objective optimization using the desirability function approach. Finally, the optimal processing parameters were obtained and experimentally verified.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036449
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    ABSTRACT: Functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) was carried out. Then, functionalized MWCNTs were dispersed throughout a poly(amide-imide) (PAI) matrix by ex-situ technique with 5, 10, and 15% loading by weight. The composite hybrid films were prepared by a solvent casting method. It was found that the functionalization of MWCNTs could improve their dispersion and interfacial adhesion to the PAI matrix as proved by field emission scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques. The modulus, tensile strength, and the thermal stability of the composites were improved in spite of excellent MWCNT dispersion in the matrix.
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036441
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