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Sulfonation of Polyethylene Improves Functionality for Fabricating Technical Textiles

Mohib Reza, Kazimi and C. K. M., Faizal and Saidatul Shima, Jamari and Tahir, Shah and Mumtaz D., Naqvi (2014) Sulfonation of Polyethylene Improves Functionality for Fabricating Technical Textiles. Plastics Research Online. pp. 1-4.

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Incorporating conductive nanofibers into a polymer composite, so that it carries electrical signals and possesses hydrophilic properties similar to nylon and polyester, is a promising and potentially economically viable approach to new textiles. The matrix material will still constitute more than 90% of such a composite system. Thus it is very important for the matrix to interact with the fillers in order to augment the desired functional properties. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) possesses good mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, well suited to making products. However, its low surface energy values are problematic for making a product with hydrophilic and electrical properties. Introducing functional group moieties could not only make the polymer more hydrophilic and conductive, it could also make LDPE more receptive to nanofillers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 03:21
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