Processing of composites of chopped PE fibre-reinforced PE matrix

T. Stern, A. Teishev, G. Marom, P. C. Varelidis, C. D. Papaspyrides

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This is a preliminary investigation of the effect of compounding on the mechanical properties of chopped PE fibre-reinforced PE composites, aiming in general at determining the processing conditions which avoid fibre relaxation. It is found that compounding in a Brabender results in fibre melting and recrystallization, whereby its extended chain crystallinity is lost. The property improvement relative to the original LLDPE matrix is attributed to a partial formation of HDPE crystallinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Composites Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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