Characterisation and Novel Applications of Fibrillar Polymer Composites


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Polymer-reinforced polymer composites have been successfully created from blends of engineering and commodity plastics. These microfibril reinforced composites (MFCs) contain molecularly oriented in-situ fibrils, evenly dispersed throughout a homogeneous matrix. MFCs have several potential applications in a range of areas including food packaging materials and biomedical scaffolds. This paper provides an overview of the characterisation of several MFCs derived from polyethylene/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PE/PET) blends. It investigates the tensile properties of MFCs with different microfibril orientations as a result of various consolidation techniques. It also describes a study on the oxygen permeability of moulded MFC films and evidence of biological cell growth on microfibrillar polymer structures.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 47-50)

Edited by:

Prof. Alan Kin Tak Lau, Dr. J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, Fu-Kuo Chang, J.P. Tu and Pou Man Lam




D. Bhattacharyya et al., "Characterisation and Novel Applications of Fibrillar Polymer Composites ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1278-1281, 2008

Online since:

June 2008




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