Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications : synthesis and characterisation of poly(m-xylene adipamide) montmorillonite nanocomposites

Magniez, Kevin, Fox, Bronwyn and Looney, Mark G. 2005, Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications : synthesis and characterisation of poly(m-xylene adipamide) montmorillonite nanocomposites, in Fifth World Congress Nanocomposites 2005 : August 22-24, 2005, Crowne Plaza Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA, Executive Conference Management, San Francisco, Calif..


Title Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications : synthesis and characterisation of poly(m-xylene adipamide) montmorillonite nanocomposites
Author(s) Magniez, Kevin
Fox, Bronwyn
Looney, Mark G.
Conference name World Congress on Nanocomposites (5th : 2005 : San Francisco, California)
Conference location San Francisco, Calif.
Conference dates 22-24 Aug. 2005
Title of proceedings Fifth World Congress Nanocomposites 2005 : August 22-24, 2005, Crowne Plaza Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA
Publication date 2005
Publisher Executive Conference Management
Place of publication San Francisco, Calif.
Summary Technical textiles, based on advanced polymeric materials, are an important segment of the synthetic textile market. This area has seen considerable growth in recent times, now accounting for almost 25% of all manufactured synthetic fibres, and has driven the recent development of a range of specialist high performance polymer fibres that are stronger, lighter or have improved heat and fire resistance. However, the increasing size of the market has highlighted the need for materials that have improved performance whilst maintaining low manufacturing costs. These factors have resulted in a change in how new specialty fibres are developed and the emphasis in this field is now on the upgrading or improving of the properties of commodity (conventional) fibres by modifying their properties to suit specific applications.

This paper will describe our work on preparing novel polymer nanocomposite fibres by the addition of clay nanoparticles during melt extrusion. The effect of the nanoparticles on the processing of the fibres and the result on the physical morphology and mechanical properties will be described.
Language eng
Field of Research 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 860406 Synthetic Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2005, Executive Conference Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014496

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