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Index of Materials - Polymer - Fibres

Polymer

A carbon based material which is built up from a series of smaller units (monomers). The choice of the monomers and the final molecular weight (i.e. size) of the polymer govern the mechanical and physical properties of the resultant polymer.

Fibre

Yarns or tows consisting of several approximately parallel individual filaments, each filament usually being smaller in diameter than a monofilament.

Yarns contain a defined number of filaments, typically three to several hundred; tows contain thousands of filaments whose number is only defined approximately. Both are primarily specified by their linear density measured in "tex", the weight in grammes of a 1km length of material.

Tolerances
Fibre diameter:   ±25%  
Number of strands:   ±10%  
Tex number:   ±10%  
Length:   +5% / -1%  
 
See also Chopped Fibres   Monofilaments  

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Cellulose
Flax
Polyamide - Nylon 4, 6
Polyamide - Nylon 6, 6
Polyaramid
 
Polyaramid
Polyetheretherketone
Polyethylene - Low Density
Polyethylene - U.H.M.W.
Polyethylene terephthalate
 
Polypropylene
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Vectra® A - Liquid Crystal Polyester
 

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See also Chopped Fibres   Monofilaments  

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