High technology nanocomposite fibres: Development of melt spun semi-aromatic polyamide nanocomposite fibres
Magniez, Kevin, Fox, Bronwyn L., Looney, Mark G. and Wang, Xungai 2005, High technology nanocomposite fibres: Development of melt spun semi-aromatic polyamide nanocomposite fibres, in SAMPE Europe 2005 : Proceedings of the 26th International SAMPE Europe Conference : Nanotechnology Assists Leadership and Success of the Composite Technology, SAMPE Europe Business Office, Nuglar, Switzerland, pp. 501-506.
Novel polyamide nanocomposite fibres have been produced by compounding semi aromatic Poly (m-xylene adipamide) (MXD6) and organophilic Montmorillonite (MMT). Partially orientated fibres (POF) of MXD6 nanocomposite were obtained by melt spinning on a multifilament fibre extrusion system at three different speeds. The effect of the drawing velocity on the mechanical properties of the filaments has been determined. Tensile measurements indicated that the introduction of the nanoparticies by melt intercalation improves the tenacity and toughness of the resulting polyamide fibres. The microstructure of the nanocomposites was examined by X-ray diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and shown to be an exfoliated disordered structure. The thermal stability of MXD6 nanocomposites was analysed by thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) suggesting stabilisation of the clay and the polymer systems above 450°C.
Field of Research
091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective
0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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