Fibres from polypropylene and liquid-crystal polymer blends using compatibilizing agents: 1. Assessment of functional and non-functional polypropylene-acrylic acid compatibilizers

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3107-3112
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer
Volume36
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • liquid-crystalline polymer
  • polyblend fibre
  • polypropylene

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fibres from polypropylene and liquid-crystal polymer blends using compatibilizing agents: 1. Assessment of functional and non-functional polypropylene-acrylic acid compatibilizers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this