Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications

Fox, Bronwyn, Looney, Mark G. and Magniez, Kevin 2005, Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications, in Nanocomposities 2005 : Proceedings of the 2005 Nanocomposities conference, [Nanocomposities], [San Francisco, Calif.].

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Title Novel nanocomposite fibres for technical textile applications
Author(s) Fox, Bronwyn
Looney, Mark G.
Magniez, Kevin
Conference name Nanocomposites. Conference (2005 : San Francisco, California)
Conference location San Francisco, California
Conference dates 22-24 August 2005
Title of proceedings Nanocomposities 2005 : Proceedings of the 2005 Nanocomposities conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2005
Conference series Nanocomposites Conference
Publisher [Nanocomposities]
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 100708 Nanomaterials
091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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