Continuous yarns from electrospun fibers

Eugene Smit, Ulrich Buttner, Ronald D. Sanderson*

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    Abstract

    A technique for making continuous uniaxial fiber bundle yarns from electrospun fibers is described. The technique consists of spinning onto a water reservoir collector and drawing the resulting non-woven web of fibers across the water before collecting the resulting yarn. Yarns from electrospun fibers of poly(vinyl acetate), poly(vinylidene difluoride) and polyacrylonitrile are used to illustrate the process of yarn formation and fiber alignment within the yarn. A theoretical production rate of 180 m of yarn per hour for a single needle electrospinning setup makes the process suitable for lab-scale production of electrospun yarns.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2419-2423
    Number of pages5
    JournalPolymer
    Volume46
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 24 2005

    Keywords

    • Electrospinning
    • Nanofiber
    • Yarn

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Materials Chemistry

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