Novel porous film-like materials

Varunraj Sekar, Chris Cornelius, Eugene G. Joseph

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Abstract

Melt blowing is an extrusion process that produces nonwovens with fine fibers in the 1 to 10 micron diameter range, and finds applications in filtration, sound and liquid absorbency and thermal insulation. Co-extrusion is a process where two polymer resins in the molten state are arranged via feed blocks or layer multipliers to give alternating layers. We have made microfibers that have multiple layers within each fiber (Figure 1) and using temperature and pressure have demonstrated that the multi layer microfiber webs can be converted to materials that appear as films but have the internal structure of fibers, which we refer to as filbers. The structure and properties of different type of filber materials have been studied and will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
Pages2037-2040
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Sep 27 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

Conference68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/16/105/20/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Sekar, V., Cornelius, C., & Joseph, E. G. (2010). Novel porous film-like materials. In 68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 (pp. 2037-2040). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 3).