Special Issue "Melt Spinning of Fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Although synthetic fibers and textiles have a long history, their potential as innovative products is far from exhausted. The development of high-tech textiles relies on enhancements of fiber raw materials and processing techniques. Today, melt spinning of polymers is the most commonly used method for manufacturing commercial synthetic fibers, due to high spinning velocities and the simplicity of the production line. Ongoing research efforts ensure that fibers and textiles remain high value-added products.
This Special Issue aims to collect contributions on the most recent advances in the field of fiber melt spinning. Topics of interest are novel polymers, additives and processes used in melt spinning; multicomponent melt spinning; exceptional design of extrusion line, spinneret or draw-down unit; melt spinning instabilities; physical and chemical characterization, as well as applications of melt-spun fibers. In addition to experimental results, theoretical contributions and simulation studies that elucidate the physics of melt spinning and answer fundamental questions regarding fiber morphologies, from the nanoscale to the macroscale, are also welcome.
I hope this Special Issue will provide readers with a selection of papers that represent the current state of knowledge on fiber melt spinning.
Dr. Rudolf Hufenus
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- synthetic fibers
- bicomponent fibers
- fiber formation
- technical textiles