Aluminum particles (Al) were added to polypropylene (PP) in the presence of poly ethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride to produce composites. The composites were then melt-spun into a mono filament and tested for tensile properties, diameter evenness and morphology. Melt rheological properties of Al/PP composites were studied in linear viscoelastic response regions. It was observed that level of dispersion of aluminum particles within a polypropylene composite fiber could be improved by incorporating polyethylene glycol. The improvement of dispersion led to an improvement in the fibers mechanical properties through a reduction of the coefficient of variation of fiber diameter.
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