Characterization of Polymers and Fibres



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© Woodhead Publishing 2021
1st September 2021
Woodhead Publishing
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Characterization of Polymers and Fibres addresses an integral part of fiber and polymer manufacturing processes that is crucial in helping manufacturers ensure that final products achieve intended specifications. The characterization of fiber and polymers is needed for attributes including molecular weight, morphology, dyeing behavior, tensile, optical and thermal behavior. This book covers a wide range of characterization techniques, including thermal, X-ray diffraction, solubility, tensile, optical, hygroscopic and particle size distribution. Introductions and definitions are provided where beneficial to make topics accessible to a broad range of readers in both academia and industry.

Addressing advances from the fields of bioscience, polymer science, material science, and textile science, this book is wide in scope, drawing on the latest research to provide details of characterization techniques and equipment.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough description of the material quality control process, including the latest industry practice
  • Presents material characterization at all levels, from the atomic level to surface structure
  • Covers technical advice on natural fiber characterization methods, including XRD, XPS, TGA, SEM, TEM, AFM, Contact angle, Particle size analysis, FTIR, and NMR


Students and researchers interested in polymers, fibres, and textiles. R&D engineers and materials scientists in industry

Table of Contents

1. Polymers
2. Fibre Extrusion by Melt Spinning
3. Spin Finish for Natural and Synthetic Fibres
4. Solution Spinning: Dry spinning
5. Regenerated Fibres
6. Fibre Characterization
7. Fibre Drawing and Crystallization
8. Polymer and Fibre Characterization by X-Ray diffraction
9. Annealing (Heat setting) of fibres
10. Overall Orientation of Textile Fibres Sonic Modulus and Birefringence
11. Texturing of Textile Fibres and Yarns
12. Tow-to Top Conversion of Textile Filaments
13. Thermal Characterization of Materials by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
14. Thermal Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Fibres by Thermogravemetric Analyser (TGA)
15. Dynamic Modulus Analysis
16. Bicomponent Fibres
17. FTIR Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Fibres
18. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Natural and Synthetic Fibres
19. Particle Size Analysis
20. Contact Angle and Surface Wettability Measurement
21. Scanning Electron Microscope
22. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)
23. Transmission Electron Microscope
24. Atomic Force Microscopy