Special Issue "Fiber Forming Polymers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Dr. Richard Kotek
College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
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Interests: Melt, gel, wet and dry spinning; Novel spinning of high performance synthetic fibers; Nylon 6 extrusion and spinning; Preparation of new cellulose blend fibers and membranes; Ring opening polymerizations of polyesters; Cyclodepolymerization of polyesters; Depolymerization of Nylon 6
Fiber forming polymers are linear macromolecules that are usually suitable for making man-made fibers. However, non-flammable Basofil fiber is an exception because it is cross-linked. Depending on the molecular polymer structure and production method, these fibers can be soft, highly elastic or super strong. A review of this technology should be interesting.
The objective of this Special Issue is to focus on M5, PTT, and other newer polymers, as well as on new processes, such the hIB process, centrifugal spinning or melt electrospinning for fiber forming polymers. We shall also accept papers on fiber-based blends of cellulose and proteins. Original research and review papers are invited for this Special Issue.
Dr. Richard Kotek
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- hIB process
- centrifugal spinning