Fibres from extended chain aromatic polyamides

  title={Fibres from extended chain aromatic polyamides},
  author={Eugene Edward Magat},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={463 - 472}
  • E. E. Magat
  • Published 21 January 1980
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
This paper covers some of the basic principles which have led to (1) discovery of liquid crystalline solutions of para-oriented aromatic polyamides, (2) direct spinning of these solutions to fibres with highly oriented extended chain configurations, and (3) realization of very high fibre tensile properties. Unusual characteristics of liquid crystalline solutions of aromatic polyamides are reviewed. Kevlar aramid fibres are based on this type of technology. Fibres have tensile strengths of 2.8… 

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