We present the results of a systematic study of the parameters affecting polyethylene fibre production by the surface growth method of Zwijnenburg and Pennings [1–4]. We show that the mass growth is a useful parameter for monitoring the efficiency of fibre production. A method of increasing the production rates several fold is descibed. The mechanical properties of the fibres are reported and are in broad agreement with those previously described by Zwijnenburg and Pennings [1, 2].
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Barham, P.J., Keller, A. Some observations on the production of polyethylene fibres by the surface growth method. J Mater Sci 15, 2229–2235 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00552311
- Mechanical Property
- Production Rate
- Systematic Study