Thermal analysis of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers

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These days the main uses of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers are in industrial applications, where high strength, useful properties over wide range of temperatures, durability, solvent resistance, and adhesion to matrix materials play a major role. Thermal analysis methods, such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), of the fibers serve as useful tools, both for manufacturers and for end users, for optimization of the production process conditions, quality control, and assessing the ultimate performance in each application. DSC has been widely used for monitoring the development of morphology of the fibers, as they go through the different production stages. DMA and thermomechanical analysis tests provide information how the fibers morphology translates to useful mechanical properties over the temperature range of interest, and TGA serves mostly for determination of moisture content and thermal degradation of the fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThermal Analysis of Textiles and Fibers
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780081005729
ISBN (Print)9780081005811
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


  • crystallinity
  • differential scanning calorimetry
  • dynamic mechanical analysis
  • glass transition
  • poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • thermogravimetric analysis


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