Fibres from polypropylene and liquid crystal polymer blends using compatibilizing agents: 3. Assessment of graft side chain liquid crystalline compatibilizers based upon acrylic acid-functionalized polypropylene

M. M. Miller, J. M G Cowie, D. L. Brydon, R. R. Mather

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Abstract

Graft side-chain liquid crystalline functional copolymers based upon acrylic acid-functionalized polypropylene (PP-AA) were assessed as compatibilizers for polypropylene/liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) polyblend fibres. The compatibilization effect observed was found to be dependent upon the liquid crystalline phase temperature range of the compatibilizer, with the most favourable being in a liquid crystalline state during fibre melt extrusion and hot drawing, thus contributing a lubricating effect to the blend and giving enhanced physical properties as a result. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1565-1568
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer
Volume38
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Liquid crystalline polymer
  • Polyblend fibre
  • Polypropylene

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