Development of polyester and polyamide conductive fibre

Ali Harlin (Corresponding Author), Pentti Nousiainen, Arja Puolakka, Jani Pelto, Juha Sarlin

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Conducting polyester PET and polyamide PA-6 fibre and fabrics were prepared by in-situ chemical oxidative polymerisation using super critical fluid assisted process. The fibre materials and cloths produced were characterized by means of FTIR, WAXD, SEM, and DSC and two-probe resistivity. The samples were studied also by means of washing them several times. Homogeneous treated fibre materials with sustainable properties were produced. Melt spun fibre material of inherently conducting polymer blends have been reported earlier. Reasonable mechanical and electrical properties (resistance of 105…107 Ω/cm) are typical for blend of polypropylene and polyaniline. With bi-component extrusion technology the fibre as good as 103…105 Ω/cm is reachable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5365 - 5371
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • conducting polymers
  • fibers
  • chemical oxidative polymerisation


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