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The Characteristic Behaviour of the Stretch-Orientation Zone during High-Speed PET Spinning**

Jialin Wu, Diaosheng Guan and Baojun Quian


A theory is proposed to separate the on-line stress in the stretch-orientation zone during high speed PET spinning into two parts: the thermodynamically equilibrium or quasi-equilibrium stress associated with rubber elasticity and the non-equilibrium driving stress, which leads to coordinated orientation of the macromolecular chains. Precise and simultaneous measurements of the online spinning parameters at five spinning speeds, ranging from 2200 to 4200 m/min, were conducted. A physical model consisting of a dashpot placed in parallel with a Gaussian network was found to describe well the behaviour of the stretch-orientation zone of high speed PET spinning.

* Mail address: Dr. Jialin Wu, Man Made Fiber Research Association, China Textile University, Shanghai, P. R. China.

** Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, Montreal, Canada, April 1–4, 1986.

Published Online: 2013-05-27
Published in Print: 1986-12-01

© 1986, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich