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Fibriltex

The main goal of the project is to develop filaments and yarns with improved mechanical properties by introducing thermoplastic microfibrillar reinforcements. These structures can be obtained by melt-processing technologies of specialty polymer blends.

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The produced textile structures with improved properties will be evaluated as such in technical textile applications, or can be further processed into composites by means of compression moulding. A recent development showed that melt processing blends of two non-compatible polymers can lead to the creation of a specialty micro-composite. This micro-composite is composed of a matrix of one polymer containing microfibrils of the other polymer. If processed appropriately, the microfibrils are oriented in macro-composites. The generated structures show an impressive reinforcing and stiffening effect on the final composites.

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Début: 
01 Nov 2012
Fin: 
31 Oct 2014