9. High Performance Fibers

  1. Vikas Mittal
  1. Mehdi Afshari1,2,
  2. Richard Kotek1 and
  3. Peng Chen3

Published Online: 7 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118171950.ch9

High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics

High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics

How to Cite

Afshari, M., Kotek, R. and Chen, P. (2011) High Performance Fibers, in High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics (ed V. Mittal), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118171950.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Chemical Engineering Department, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Author Information

  1. 1

    extile Engineering Chemistry and Science Department, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

  2. 2

    Fiberweb Inc., Old Hickory, TN, USA

  3. 3

    Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese, Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, Zhejang, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118016695

Online ISBN: 9781118171950



  • high performance fibers;
  • M5;
  • Zylon;
  • Kevlar;
  • Dyneema;
  • Spectra;
  • PEN


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • PIPD or “M5” Rigid Rod

  • “Zylon” PBO Rigid Rod Polymer Fibers

  • Aromatic Polyamide-Rigid Rod “Kevlar” Poly(p-Phenylene Terephthalamide) Fibers

  • Spectra, Dyneema UHMWPE Flexible Polymer Chain

  • Carbon Fibers

  • Advances in Improving Performance of Conventional Fibers

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments