A graft polymer based upon acrylic acid-functionalized polypropylene (PP-AA) and PP-AA itself were assessed as compatibilizers for polypropylene/liquid-crystal polymer (PP/LCP) polyblend fibres. It was found that the functional compatibilizer improved interfacial adhesion and thus fibre properties, depending on the type of hot-drawing process used, as well as significantly enhancing the thermal stability of the fibre. Incorporation of PP-AA increased fibre crystallinity and orientation, with a slight enhancement of fibre properties observed. This was attributed to the promotion of specific polar interactions between the blend components. © 1995.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- liquid-crystalline polymer
- polyblend fibre