Advances in Polymer Technology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Polymer Processing Institute, Wiley

Journal description

Advances in Polymer Technology a quarterly peer-reviewed journal edited under the auspices of the Polymer Processing Institute presents important developments in polymeric materials production and processing methods and equipment and product design. In addition to original articles on trends and advances in polymer technology the editors welcome review articles technico-economic studies and patent reviews as well as short communications on new processing and product technologies for plastics elastomers and other polymers. Examples are technologies for reactive processing multiphase polymer systems simulation of processing and product design recycling and degradation on-line rheological morphological and compositional measurements and specialty polymers for specific applications. Submissions should be directed to the Editor Dr. Theodore Davidson Polymer Processing Institute Suite 3901 Guttenberg Building New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 07102-1982 or to the Editor - Europe Dr. Leno Mascia Loughborough University Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering Loughborough Leics LE11 3TU UK.

Current impact factor: 2.15

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.147
2012 Impact Factor 1.096
2011 Impact Factor 0.875
2010 Impact Factor 0.7
2009 Impact Factor 0.769
2008 Impact Factor 0.979
2007 Impact Factor 0.833
2006 Impact Factor 0.698
2005 Impact Factor 0.541
2004 Impact Factor 0.862
2003 Impact Factor 0.54
2002 Impact Factor 0.54
2001 Impact Factor 0.569
2000 Impact Factor 0.714
1999 Impact Factor 0.583
1998 Impact Factor 0.28
1997 Impact Factor 0.623
1996 Impact Factor 0.63
1995 Impact Factor 0.569

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.16
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.31
Website Advances in Polymer Technology website
Other titles Advances in polymer technology (Online), Advances in polymer technology, Polymer technology
ISSN 1098-2329
OCLC 38866529
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Advances in Polymer Technology 07/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, we studied the parameters affecting the localization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and its impact on morphology development of poly(methyl methacrylate)/polystyrene/polypropylene (PMMA/PS/PP) ternary blends, which originally have a thermodynamically preferred core–shell type morphology. We compared the results with the morphological prediction based on the thermodynamic approach. The MWCNTs localization and morphological features of nanocomposite samples were studied by means of melt linear viscoelastic experiments together with electron microscopy results. It was found that at 0.5 wt% of MWCNTs the original core–shell type morphology of the ternary blend samples almost remained intact. and this observation was independent of the sequence of feeding. At 1 wt% of MWCNTs, the core–shell morphology was retained only for those nanocomposite samples prepared using the sequential feeding mode. In addition, it was demonstrated that the thermodynamic predictions could be utilized for the nanocomposites containing low MWCNTs contents. However, this was not true for the nanocomposites with higher MWCNTs contents due to the predominating role of viscoelastic properties of the PS shell.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21530
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    ABSTRACT: Four series of triblock copolymers are studied, which are synthesized by reacting monofunctionalized polystyrene with crystallizable amide segments such as diamide (TΦT and T6T) and tetraamide (T6T6T and T6A6T). The difunctional amide segment consists of two terephthalic groups at the outside (T). The length of the soft segment changed from 1000 to 8000 g/mol using difunctionalized polystyrene (PSt) and thereby the concentration of the hard segment is varied from 35 to 4 wt%. The molecular weight of the triblock copolymer is determined by the inherent viscosity measurement method. The FT-IR results reveal that the degree of crystallinity of the amide segments in the copolymer is high 79%. The differential scanning calorimetry shows the Tg for amorphous polystyrene and Tm for crystallizable hard segments. Depending on the amide concentration in the copolymer, the diamide and tetraamide melting temperature ranged between 125 to 280°C. All the thermogravimetric data reveal that the polymer shows single-stage decomposition temperature centered around 410°C. The solvent resistivity of these materials is very high even at a low concentration of (4%) amide content. All the copolymers show low water absorption.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21541
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    ABSTRACT: Nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates are fabricated using an anodization method. The mean diameter of the nanoporous AAO templates is 100 nm. A molded plastic thin film with nanostructure is fabricated using AAO template as a mold insert by nanoimprint. The surface properties of the molded plastic thin film obtained using various processing parameters in nanoimprint are discussed. The contact angle of the molded polycarbonate (PC) thin film with the nanostructure exceeds that without the nanostructure. The molded PC thin film (with nanostructure) with a hydrophobic surface is formed and has a water contact angle of 128.5°. The use of AAO to prepare a mold insert for nanoimprint supports the formation of a nanostructure in the molded PC thin film and effectively increases its antireflectance.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21539
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    ABSTRACT: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were covalently functionalized with pyridylimine and its metal complexes. The synthesized compounds were characterized by several analytical techniques. The pyridylimine metal complex–functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes [Pyr-M(II)-MWCNTs] were evaluated as catalyst precursors for ethylene oligomerization with methylaluminoxane (MAO) used as an activator at different Al/M [M(II) = Co(II) and Ni(II)] ratios and at two different ethylene pressures. [Pyr-Co(II)-MWCNTs] (C1) and (Pyr-Ni(II)-MWCNTs] (C2) were isolated as solid materials in good yield. Complex C2 was found to be a more effective precatalyst than C1 in the presence of MAO. Thus, C2 exhibited a maximum catalytic activity of 1.89 × 106 g mol−1(Ni) h−1 bar−1 with an Al/Ni ratio of 2000:1 at room temperature with a 5-atm pressure of ethylene, whereas C1 exhibited a maximum activity of 1.87 × 106 g mol−1(Co) h−1 bar−1 in a similar condition. When the Al/Co ratio was increased at a 1-atm pressure of ethylene, the catalytic activity of the precatalyst increased and the process became more selective toward higher oligomers. The catalytic activity and selectivity with 1-decene using C1 were 3.02 × 105 g mol−1(Co) h1 bar−1 and 72%, respectively, with 5 atm ethylene and an Al/Co ratio of 200:1.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21528
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the synthesis and studies the properties of two series of linear and cross-linked poly(urethaneurea) elastomers, which contain purine derivatives in their backbone chains. The samples in the linear series are chain-extended with 2,6-diaminopurine in various ratios, whereas in the second series mixtures of 2,6-diaminopurine and various cross-linkers were used. The presence of purine rings within these polyurethanes increases structural stiffness due to the rigidity of the purine unit and also because of the intermolecular hydrogen bonds in the urea groups regions. The characterization of the molecular structure of these poly(urethaneurea)s was achieved by FTIR, whereas thermal behavior was observed through thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis. Mechanical measurements showed greater elongation and tensile strength for poly(urethaneurea)s with a lower content of purine moieties in the hard segment. The strain at break value is lower in the case of cross-linked samples compared to that of the linear purine poly(urethaneurea) series.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21532
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    ABSTRACT: A novel micro in situ drug loaded with poly(lactic acid) (PLA) microspheres coated with collagen by a simple adsorption technique through the water-in-oil emulsion method is introduced to reduce inflammatory responses at the site of implants and enhance the bioactiveness for several applications in the medical field including tissue engineering. The surface modification technique was the current scenario; hence, the protein adsorption principle is used for coating of collagen onto the surface of PLA microspheres. The study was conducted in two steps: (1) Lapatinib drug loaded PLA microspheres were prepared and characterized and (2) the drug-loaded PLA microspheres were dispersed in a collagen solution, yielding the modified microspheres. The surface morphology of the prepared PLA microspheres was verified by using a scanning electron microscope, and it is concluded that the microspheres are spherical in shape. The PLA microspheres are studied through attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and through the differential scanning calorimetry–thermal gravimetric analysis technique it is observed that there is no interaction between polymer and the drug. The in vitro release study of modified PLA microspheres was conducted at pH 7.4, and the results indicated that the adsorption technique can be the simple strategy to coat collagen on the surface of polyester implants to develop the stealth implant in shorter time with low cost technology.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21517
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    ABSTRACT: A new dyed–gelatin gel shows promise as a stable dosimeter for low-dose dosimetry processing. Fuchsine acid cyanide (FAC) dye diffuses in gelatin, forming a colorless sample, which developed a color with the increase in absorbed doses. Upon irradiation, the sample turned pink and the color change was measured at 550 nm using UV-vis spectroscopy. A formulation suitable for dosimetry was investigated by varying the concentrations of FAC. This dosimeter was also evaluated for stability, dose sensitivity, and irradiation effect dependence. On the other hand, it can be used as a dosimeter in a relatively dose range 1 to 170 Gy. The radiation chemical yield (G value) and pre- and postirradiation stability were studied.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21538
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    ABSTRACT: Numerical prediction of morphology in polymer blends during injection molding is of vital importance for mastering the material microstructure and optimizing the property of molded parts, in which modeling the morphological evolution in processing is the premise. The principle and crucial factors of the deformation of dispersed phases have been investigated in this paper, followed by introducing six deformation models (MM, JT, YB, affine model, shear model, and Cox models) systematically. Simulation results of these models under five typical flows (steady deformation in simple shear flow, transient deformation in simple shear flow, relaxation after step shearing, shearing reversion, and droplet broadening) are compared and evaluated. It shows that the MM model can be chosen for modeling the steady deformation or small deformation process in the injection molding, and the affine model is highly feasible for the transient large deformation in the high shearing process of injection molding. Finally, the selected models are used in the injection molding simulation for verification.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21515
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    ABSTRACT: We know that starch is formed from granules separated from each other. When grafted with butyl acrylate (BA), those granules became more in contact and coherent to formed a merged network-like spongy structure, which upholds a large amount of water to show improved water absorbency. BA was grafted onto starch to obtain a novel starch-g-poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) biocopolymer hydrogel and formed a bionanocomposite hydrogel with mica as the additive for fire retardancy and was characterized by FTIR, SEM, and TGA. The insertion of mica into the starch-g-PBA exhibited an intercalated structure as confirmed by XRD and TEM analyses and also supported the hydrogel as a bionanocomposite, which showed an improved water absorbency and biodegradability with a better thermal stability. Cone calorimetric analysis evaluated the pronounced fire retardancy of the novel starch-g-PBA/mica bionanocomposite, providing an excellent protection in delaying the ignition time with greatest extension of time at a peak heat release rate on exposure to fire.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21520
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, sago starch was physically blended with low-density polyethylene (LDPE) via the melt blending process followed by injection molding to produce LDPE/sago starch (LPS) composites. The sago starch content was varied from 5 to 30 wt% of LDPE. The addition of starch to LDPE reduced the melt flow rate (MFR), the tensile strength, and impact strength, whereas the tensile modulus, flexural strength, and flexural modulus increased. To improve poor mechanical properties of the LPS, LDPE/glycerol thermoplastic starch (LPGTS) or LDPE/2:1 mixture of glycerol and urea thermoplastic starch (LPMTS) was used in this study. The effect of compatibilizer (maleic anhydride) on properties of the LPMTS specimens was also investigated. The LPS, LPGTS, LPMTS, and maleic anhydride treated LPMTS (LPMTSM) samples were analyzed for the MFR, mechanical properties (tensile, flexural, and impact tests), thermal (TGA and DSC), and morphological properties. As a result, the incorporation of plasticizers or compatibilizer into LPS caused the considerable improvement in MFR and mechanical properties. Moreover, the presence of compatibilizer produced better properties for the LPMTSM sample than for the other samples, indicating better dispersion and homogeneity of starch to the matrix. In addition, thermal stability, DSC, and phase morphology were carried out for different LPS samples.
    Advances in Polymer Technology 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/adv.21521