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Austin, TX, United States

Jiang W.,University of Texas at Austin | Sundarram S.S.,University of Texas at Austin | Wong D.,University of Texas at Austin | Koo J.H.,University of Texas at Austin | And 2 more authors.
Composites Part B: Engineering | Year: 2014

A foamed polymer nanocomposite system is developed as an ablative for thermal protection applications. Polymer nanocomposite foams exhibit better thermal properties with the inherent benefit of being lightweight. In this study, Polyetherimide (PEI) was compounded with nanoclay to enhance the flame retardant property. A thermoplastic elastomer, Kraton, was added to improve the mechanical strain. Samples with various compositions of nanoclay and Kraton were foamed using a batch solid-state foaming process. The thermal protection performance of the material system was characterized with an oxy-acetylene flame ablation test. It is shown that foaming helped reduce the mass loss of the samples during the ablation test. The loadings of nanoclay and Kraton and the foam density can be used to optimize the thermal protection performance. The foams obtained in this study had a graded structure with an overall porosity of 20-60%. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Kai Corporation | Date: 2013-03-26

Tweezers; electric razors; electric hair clippers; bladed or pointed hand tools, namely, razors and non-electric razors with a built-in battery-powered vibrator; hand tools, namely, scissors, nail clippers, and kitchen knives; leather razor strops, sharpening steels, and whetstones in the nature of sharpening stones; non-electric egg slicers; non-electric planes for flaking dried bonito blocks, namely, Katsuo-bushi planes; sugar tongs; non-electric can openers; ice picks; hand-operated non-electric vegetable peelers; hand-operated non-electric fruit parers; vegetable slicers; hand-operated vegetable shredders; hand-operated vegetable choppers; nutcrackers; spoons; non-electric cheese slicers; non-electric pizza cutters; cutlery forks; manually operated container openers for household use used by holding and rotating a peripheral part of the lids; special storage cases for table knives, spoons and forks; pedicure sets; eyelash curlers; manicure sets; hair-removing tweezers ; electric and non-electric fingernail polishers.

Kai Corporation | Date: 2013-05-02

Electric razors, non-electric razors, non-electric razors with a built-in battery-powered vibrator, all kinds of scissors, all kinds of kitchen knives, nail clippers, shaving cases, pedicure sets, eyelash curlers, manicure sets.

Kai Corporation | Date: 2014-11-28

Medical and surgical apparatus and instruments, namely, Ophthalmic surgical knives, Scalpels for surgical use, Surgical knife handles, Surgical blades for scalpels, Disposable razors for surgical use, Biopsy punches, Microtome blades, Forceps.

Kai Corporation | Date: 2012-06-29

Cooking scissors; folding knives, paring knives, carving knives, table knives, cooking knives, kitchen knives; sharpening steels, whetstones, sharpening stones; non-electric egg slicers, non-electric planes for flasking dried bonito blocks, non-electric cheese slicers, forks.

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