The drawing conditions were studied for a polyblend fibre of polypropylene (PP) and a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer (LCP). It was found that, in one-stage drawing, the LCP fibrils were split into short fragments with aspect ratios of around 10. Although fibre properties were improved with the increase in drawing temperature, the best properties of the polyblend fibre from one-stage drawing were poorer than those of the pure polypropylene fibre. A two-stage drawing process was studied in terms of the ratios and temperatures of the first- and second-stage drawings. It was found that the fibre properties were strongly affected by these parameters. At best, the fibre tenacity and initial modulus in the two-stage drawing were 14% and 39% higher than the highest values from the one-stage drawing. The LCP fibrils were found to split to a much lower extent in the two-stage drawing. The optimum drawing procedure was applied to a series ofpolyblend fibres extruded under various extrusion rates and with a number of draw-down ratios
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Fibres from polypropylene and liquid crystal polymer blends: 2. Effect of extrusion and drawing conditions / Y. Qin, D. L. Brydon, R. R. Mather* and R. H. Wardman // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 1202-1206.