Special Issue "Advanced Thermoplastic Polymers and Composites II"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 342

Special Issue Editors

Materials Scientist (Sr)-Non-Metallics, Materials Science Lab, Halliburton Completion Tools, 11 Tuas South Avenue 12, Singapore 637131, Singapore
Interests: thermoplastic composites; out of autoclave processes; non crimp fabrics; thin ply composites; microwave curing; fusion joining of thermoplastic composites; automation and mass production of composite structures; aerospace structures; acrylic Elium-based composites
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School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: thermoplastic composites; fibre reinforced aerospace composites and structures; multi-functional composites; numerical simulation and optimization of composite manufacturing processes; analysis and testing of thermal controls for micro-satellites; thermo-mechanical analysis of coated and composite structures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the Special Issue of Polymers, “Advanced Thermoplastic Polymers and Composites”, we are delighted to reopen this Special Issue, now entitled “Advanced Thermoplastic Polymers and Composites II”.

In the last decade, the design and material innovation for manufacturing composites have reached new heights. Thermoplastic polymers and their composites have become the most in-demand materials in recent times as they provide numerous advantages over thermoset composites. Thermoplastic polymers have a high damage tolerance, high impact resistance, recyclability, formability, weldability, repairability, and cost-effectiveness productivity compared with thermoset composites. Thermoplastic polymers and composites are widely used in automotive, aerospace, electrical and electronics, industrial, and medical applications. Thermoplastic composites are estimated to grow from USD 28.0 billion in 2019 to USD 36.0 billion by 2024. High-performance thermoplastic materials are used in conjunction with a multitude of manufacturing processes such as injection molding, thermoforming, prepreg, liquid injection processes (especially reactive thermoplastics), automated tape placement, filament winding, pultrusion, additive manufacturing, and other processes. The material limits, design, and assembly requirements, as well as the processing constraints, are significantly important for the realization of novel product development using a manufacturing process by simultaneously optimizing the reliability, safety, and other performance-related issues. The current thermoplastic material systems and the manufacturing techniques still have plenty of room for optimization and advancement.

This Special Issue aims to present the latest scientific and technical advances in thermoplastic materials and their composites, processing, characterization, product development, manufacturing process parameter optimization, and modeling. Manuscripts pertaining to both scientific and applied research on thermoplastic polymers and composites are highly welcome.

Dr. Somen K. Bhudolia
Dr. Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • thermoplastic polymers
  • thermoplastic composite
  • reactive thermoplastics
  • thermoplastic composites manufacturing
  • thermoplastic composite processing
  • thermoplastic joining
  • recyclability
  • thermoplastic blends and co-polymers
  • prototyping and modeling with thermoplastics
  • out of autoclave thermoplastic processes
  • effect of reinforcement sizing in thermoplastic bonding

Published Papers

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