Analysis of the effects of fibre surface modification of aramid fibres in a thermoplastic matrix

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Abstract

Aramid fibers were subjected to a variety of surface treatments to improve the interfacial stress transfer between a thermoplastic matrix and the treated fiber composite. Analytical techniques to characterize the effect of surface treatment included DSC, Optical Microscopy, AFM and micromechanical analysis using Raman spectroscopy. Correlations between the different analysis methods were identified. It was found that plasma modified and chloride grafted fibers had the largest degrees of transcrystallinity, highest nucleation rates and greatest interfacial shear strength between fiber and matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPlastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Conference Proceedings
Pages1782-1787
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 06 May 200711 May 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period06/05/200711/05/2007

Keywords

  • Aramid
  • Interface
  • Interfacial shear strength
  • Pebax
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Surface modification

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