Ultrafine graphitised MWCNT nanostructured yarn for the manufacture of electrically conductive fabric

  title={Ultrafine graphitised MWCNT nanostructured yarn for the manufacture of electrically conductive fabric},
  author={Daniel J. Thomas},
  journal={The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology},
  • Daniel J. Thomas
  • Published 13 March 2018
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
A novel process was used to fabricate a nanostructured polyurethane-based fabric. Batches were made by extruding the polymerised formulation while it was wound onto a mandrill to produce a spool of nanostructured 1.5–2.5-μm-diameter fibres. During this research, the ultrafine 2-μm-diameter polyurethane yarn has been nanostructured with 0.5, 0.75 and 1% (wt) graphitised multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The yarn was subsequently weaved to form an electrically conductive fabric, which has… 
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