Nylon 6-Nanocomposite Fibres with Improved Abrasion Resistance

Rene Stolz*, Thomas Vad, Gunnar Seide, Thomas Gries, Kai Klopp, Klaus Bender

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The increase of fibre abrasion properties aims at the lifecycle improvement of technical textiles containing abrasion resistant fibres. Furthermore, the improvement of fibre abrasion properties is - presumably - the key to higher productivity and reduction of energy costs. Especially the fibre composites made of Nylon 6 and two-dimensional particles as organoclays or graphene platelets bear high potentials to achieve increased abrasion properties compared to virgin Nylon 6 fibres. The problems to be solved within this research were the transfer of positive effects known from bulk polymers, the guarantee of stable multifilament spinning and the loss of fibre properties by using additives. The effect of two-dimensional particles was visualised with the analysis of the tribological behaviour and mechanical properties. In order to gain the insight into the relationship among the processing conditions, material composition and resulting material properties, Wide Angle X-ray scattering experiments were performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Nylon 6
  • organoclay
  • nanocomposite fibres
  • abrasion resistance

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