Special Issue "Melt Spinning of Fibers"

A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rudolf Hufenus

Laboratory for Advanced Fibers, Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Interests: polymer processing; melt spinning of fibers; multicomponent fibers; technical textiles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • synthetic fibers
  • filaments
  • bicomponent fibers
  • melt-spinning
  • fiber formation
  • spinnability
  • orientation
  • instabilities
  • technical textiles

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Morphology Development of Polymer Blend Fibers along Spinning Line
Fibers 2019, 7(4), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7040035
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 9 April 2019 / Accepted: 10 April 2019 / Published: 25 April 2019
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Melt spinning is an efficient platform to continuously produce fiber materials with multifunctional and novel properties at a large scale. This paper briefly reviews research works that reveal the morphology development of immiscible polymer blend fibers during melt spinning. The better understanding of [...] Read more.
Melt spinning is an efficient platform to continuously produce fiber materials with multifunctional and novel properties at a large scale. This paper briefly reviews research works that reveal the morphology development of immiscible polymer blend fibers during melt spinning. The better understanding of the formation and development of morphology of polymer blend fibers during melt spinning could help us to generate desired morphologies and precisely control the final properties of fiber materials via the melt spinning process. Full article
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