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  • Chitosan microcapsules: methods of the production and use in textile finishing 

    Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre; Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Krause Bierhalz, Andrea Cristiane; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; López Hernández, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José (Wiley, 2021-01-13)
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    Biopolymeric chitosan is considered a promising encapsulating agent for tex-tile applications due to its biocompatibility, lack of toxicity, antibacterial activ-ity, high availability, and low cost. After cellulose, it is ...
  • Application properties analysis as a dielectric capacitor of end-of-life tire-reinforced HDPE 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués Vidal, Lluís; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-11-12)
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    The purpose of the present research is to obtain waste of polymeric composite as an insulator capacitive application. Rubber materials, once they end their useful life, may be difficult to reuse or recycle. At present, ...
  • Recent progress of DOPO-containing compounds as flame retardants for versatile polymeric materials: review 

    Wu, Qiuyue; Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Meng, Xu; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2020-12-09)
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    With the increasing awareness of environmental protection, the development and application of novel halogen-free flame retardants have attracted a lot of attention recently. 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10- ...
  • Análisis estructural de óxidos de grafeno (GO) y óxidos de grafeno reducidos (rGO) 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Sanjuan, Gemma; Gil Galí, Ignacio (2020-07-01)
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    El artículo caracteriza a nivel estructural, morfológico y térmico tres muestras distintas de óxido de grafeno comerciales (AGO, EGO y CGO) obtenidas mediante el método Hummers, las cuales han sido posteriormente reducidas ...
  • Assessment of the devulcanization process of EPDM waste from roofing systems by combined thermomechanical/microwave procedures 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Formela, Krzysztof; Saeb, Mohammad Reza (2020-12-02)
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    Ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) is a elastomer widely used in common industrial applications. EPDM can be shaped into sheets and employed as isolating material for roofing systems. In this study, scraps of EPDM from ...
  • Reactive sintering of ground tire rubber (GTR) modified by a trans-polyoctenamer rubber and curing additives 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Kowalkowska-Zedler, Daria; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Saeb, Mohammad Reza; Formela, Krzysztof (MDPI AG, 2020-12-17)
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    The proposed method of ground tire rubber (GTR) utilization involves the application of trans-polyoctenamer rubber (TOR), a commercially available waste rubber modifier. The idea was to investigate the influence of various ...
  • Microparticle size and quantities effect on the mechanical features of end of life tires in thermoplastic composites 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués, Lluís; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-12-06)
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    Currently, the huge use of tires generates large quantities of waste material which represents a severe environmental problem. The common technique used for processing waste tires is crushing using mechanical methods and ...
  • The role of ß-Cyclodextrin in the textile industry — Review 

    Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Beraldo Firminio, Helen; Dias Da Silva, Joyce Gabriella; Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre; Pereira Scacchetti, Fabio Alexandre; Tessaro, Andre Luiz (2020-08-09)
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    ß-Cyclodextrin (ß-CD) is an oligosaccharide composed of seven units of D-(+)-glucopyranose joined by a-1,4 bonds, which is obtained from starch. Its singular trunk conical shape organization, with a well-defined cavity, ...
  • Human hair biogenic fiber as a biosorbent of multiple heavy metals from aqueous solutions 

    Zhang, Helan; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; Palet Ballús, Cristina (2020-08-10)
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    Human hair natural fiber is mainly considered a waste in our society and its disposal can cause a major environmental impact. Hence, its valorization as a biosorbent of pollutants such as heavy metals is an interesting ...
  • Ground Tire Rubber recycling in applications as insulators in polymeric compounds according to spanish UNE standards 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués, Lluís; Bordes Arroyo, Jordi; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2020-08-02)
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    In the present research, we investigated the conceivable outcomes of using ground tire rubber (GTR) particle polymeric blends. Special methods of restoring tires that are no longer in use include GTR retreading, GTR blending ...
  • Study and characterization of the dielectric behavior of low linear density polyethylene composites mixed with ground tire rubber particles 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués, Lluís; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-01)
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    The waste rubber vulcanizate, on account of its stable, cross-linked and three-dimensional structural arrangement, is difficult to biodegrade. Thus, the ever-increasing bulk of worn-out tires is a serious environmental ...
  • Reclaimed rubber/poly(e-caprolactone) blends: structure, mechanical, and thermal properties 

    Hejna, Aleksander; Zedler, Lukasz; Przybysz, Marta; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-25)
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    The amount of elastomeric waste, especially from tires is constantly increasing on a globalscale. The recycling of these residua should be considered a priority. Compounding the waste rubberswith other polymers can be an ...

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