Special Issue "Novel Synthetic Fibers for Textile Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rudolf Hufenus
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Guest Editor
Laboratory for Advanced Fibers, Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Interests: polymer processing; melt spinning of fibers; multicomponent fibers; technical textiles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although synthetic fibers and textiles have a long history, their potential as innovative products is far from being exhausted. The development of high-tech textiles relies on enhancements of fiber raw materials and processing techniques. Today, melt and wet spinning of polymers are the most commonly used methods for manufacturing commercial synthetic fibers, due to high spinning velocities and the simplicity of the production line. Ongoing research efforts have ensured 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 and wet spinning. Topics of interest are novel polymers, additives and processes to be used in melt and wet spinning; multicomponent spinning; exceptional design of feeding line, spinneret, or drawdown unit; spinning instabilities; physical and chemical characterization; as well as applications of synthetic fibers. In addition to experimental results, theoretical contributions and simulation studies that elucidate the physics of fiber 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 synthetic fibers.

Dr. Rudolf Hufenus
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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