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Processing of Hybrid Nanocomposite High Performance Fibers (UHMWPE+NYLON 6+CNT+MAH) Using Solution Spinning Technique
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014
  • Saheem Absar, Georgia Southern University
  • Mujibur R. Khan, Georgia Southern University
  • Kyle Edwards, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
11-14-2014
DOI
10.1115/IMECE2014-37183
Abstract
Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber blends with Nylon-6 and reinforced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) were produced using a solution spinning process. Polyethylene-graft-Maleic Anhydride (PE-g-MAH) was used as a compatibilizer to enhance the interfacial bonding between the polymer phases. The loading of Nylon-6, MAH, and SWCNTs with respect to UHMWPE was 20 wt.%, 10 wt.% and 2 wt.% respectively. The development of morphological characteristics due to the inclusion of a compatibilizer in an immiscible hybrid polymer nanocomposite fiber is hereby discussed. Characterization studies of the hybrid fibers were performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
Citation Information
Saheem Absar, Mujibur R. Khan and Kyle Edwards. "Processing of Hybrid Nanocomposite High Performance Fibers (UHMWPE+NYLON 6+CNT+MAH) Using Solution Spinning Technique" Montreal, Quebec, CanadaProceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mujibur-khan/20/