Influence of Finish Treatment on the Durability of Aramid Fibers Aged Under an Alkaline Environment

Type Article
Date 2010-07
Language English
Author(s) Derombise Guillaume1, Van Schoors Laetitia Vouyovitch1, Messou Marie-Fleur1, Davies PeterORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Lab Cent Ponts & Chaussees, Div Mat Physicochem, Paris, France.
2 : IFREMER French Ocean Inst, Testing & Technol Res Dept, Brest, France.
Source Journal Of Applied Polymer Science (0021-8995) (John Wiley & Sons Inc), 2010-07 , Vol. 117 , N. 2 , P. 888-898
DOI 10.1002/app.31534
WOS© Times Cited 15
Keyword(s) aramids, fibers, aging, finish, hydrolysis
Abstract Aramid fibers are high-performance materials which have been used in ropes and protective clothing for many years. They are also now being proposed in geo-textiles for ground reinforcement. The influence of the surface finish composition and content has been studied in the field of cables and textiles, but there is no published data concerning the effect of a finish treatment on the hydrolytic degradation. Aramid fibers with different finish contents have been aged in an alkaline environment. The degradation has been identified by FTIR, viscosimetry, TGA, SEM, and tensile tests. For Technora fibers, the presence of finish appears to limit the tensile strength loss of aramid fibers at pH 11 by limiting abrasion, as well as bulk and surface degradation. For Twaron fibers, higher finish content only has a slight influence on the fibers durability at pH 11 and pH 9, by limiting abrasion and bulk degradation.
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Derombise Guillaume, Van Schoors Laetitia Vouyovitch, Messou Marie-Fleur, Davies Peter (2010). Influence of Finish Treatment on the Durability of Aramid Fibers Aged Under an Alkaline Environment. Journal Of Applied Polymer Science, 117(2), 888-898. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :