Factorial optimization of the effects of melt-spinning conditions on as-spun aliphatic-aromatic copolyester fibers I. spin draw ratio, overall orientation and drawability

Basel Younes, Alex Fotheringham, Hassan M. El-Dessouky, Ghassan Haddad

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Abstract

According to our previous studies [1,2], the optimum melting conditions have been achieved and lower melt flow index grade has been utilized in this work. In order to characterize the melt-spun AAC fibers, spin-draw ratio, optical birefringence and drawability were measured. The statistical optimization of fiber properties helps to produce the most satisfactory properties in the final fibers as an environmentally friendly attractive alternative to commercial chemical fibers. The importance of this model is in controlling the production process to optimize and enhance fiber properties, which may improve the quality and cost of biodegradable fibers. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-339
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • birefringence
  • copolyester fibers
  • drawability
  • orientation
  • spinning

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