Role of Reactor Powder Morphology in Producing High Strength High Modulus UHMWPE Fibers pp. 235-294
Authors: (Vyacheslav Marikhin, Liubov Myasnikova, Yuri Boiko, Elena Ivaníkova, Elena Radovanova, Pavel Yakushev)
Abstract: The main principles of production of high-performance fibers from UHMWPE reactor powders via gel-technology are revised. This approach is based on a structuralkinetic consideration of multi-stage zone drawing as two concurrent processes: of strengthening and a loss of strength, both of them being exponentially dependent on the orienting stress and temperature on each stage of drawing. It will be shown that a choice of reactor powders with a proper morphology is a key moment for optimization of gelprocess.