Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 15, Issue 9, pp 2229–2235 | Cite as

Some observations on the production of polyethylene fibres by the surface growth method

  • P. J. Barham
  • A. Keller


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].


Polymer Mechanical Property Polyethylene Production Rate Systematic Study 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Barham
    • 1
  • A. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.H. H. Wills Physics LaboratoryUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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