The hot compaction of polyethylene terephthalate
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A process is described for the successful compaction of polyethylene terephthalate fibres. The measurement of mechanical properties shows that a very high proportion of the original fibre properties are retained and that the compacted samples have a good degree of coherence. Electron microscopy studies of suitably etched samples reveals the effect of the compaction temperature on the structure of the compacted samples.
KeywordsPolymer Electron Microscopy Mechanical Property Polyethylene Coherence
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