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KALANTARI, Bahareh; MOJTAHEDI, Mohammad R. M.; SHOUSHTARI, Ahmad M.  and  HAJI, Aminoddin. Effect of hot drawing process on physical and thermal properties of polypropylene fiber containing selective peroxide and comparison with conventional polypropylene fibers. Polímeros [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.5, pp.467-474.  Epub Nov 09, 2012. ISSN 0104-1428.

In this research, the effect of the drawing process on the physical and thermal properties of commercially available polypropylene fiber containing selective peroxide was studied. Attempts have also been made to compare this drawn fiber sample with conventional polypropylene fibers produced from reactor and with controlled rheology grades. The results showed that the drawn PP/Peroxide fiber has higher birefringence, tenacity, and initial modulus compared with that of the drawn polypropylene fiber. Moreover, the fraction of load carrying chains in various drawn polypropylene fibers was evaluated on the basis of simplified models.

Keywords : Polypropylene fiber; peroxide; drawing process; orientation development; micromechanical model.

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