Accession Number:

ADA464955

Title:

Drawing Nylon 6,6 Fibers in High Pressure CO2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 2001-31 Aug 2005

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Research studies have been performed on various fibers using supercritical carbon dioxide treatments. In these studies, Nylon6,6, PBO Zylon and other polyester fibers are treated under various conditions and post -treated fiber properties are measured and reported. In this research, supercritical CO2 is used as a plasticizing medium, a transport medium, and as a pressurizing medium to enhance the mechanical performance of selected high performance fibers. In a variety of cases, moderate enhancements in mechanical behavior are observed.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE