polymer composites

Antibacterial Efficacy of Silver or Arsenic Doped Polymer Composites Against Several Kinds of Bacteria

Structure and several properties of AgNO3 and As2O3 doped polymer composites have been investigated, including their antibacterial activity against E. coli, S. aureus, C. albicans and S. epidermidis. New silver or arsenic doped polymer composites have been characterized by an X-ray diffraction (XRD), a scanning electron microscopy combined with an energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) and ion release studies.

The Use of Mussel Shell as a Bio-Additive for Poly(Lactic Acid) Based Green Composites

Mussel shell is one of the most hazardous aquaculture wastes and its powder was used as an additive for bio-degradable poly (lactic acid) in this current study. Bio-composites were fabricated via conventional melt mixing technique followed by an injection moulding process. The effects of mussel shell powder inclusion on mechanical, melt-flow, water uptake and morphological performance of poly (lactic acid)-based green composites were reported.

Antifrictional Polymer Composites Based on Aromatic Polyamide and Carbon Black

Antifrictional polymer composites (PC) based on aromatic polyamide and carbon black were developed. Tribological and physico-mechanical properties of these materials were studied. Influence of concentration and brand of fillers on tribological properties of developed PC was established.


The high demand of polymer composite for modern technique causes the need to create new varieties of such materials. At present, the production of a wide range of fillers and polymer matrices has already been produced, which allows the use of polymer composite materials as both structural materials and special purpose materials.

Flame-Retard Polymer Composites on the Basis of Modified Magnesium Hydroxide

Flame-retardant polymer composites based on homo- or copolymers of propylene as the matrix polymer and dispersed magnesium hydroxide, surface-modified by polyperoxides, as the filler have been obtained and characterized. The influence of the polyperoxide nature and the content of peroxide groups immobilized at the filler surface onto the mechanical and rheological properties as well as flame retardancy of composites have been studied.