Presented at 31st Annual Conference of the Reinforced Plastics/Composite Institute of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., at Washington, D. C., February 3–6, 1976.
Sorption and diffusion of water in glass ribbon-reinforced composites†
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1977 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 21, Issue 11, pages 3111–3127, November 1977
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Mehta, B. S., DiBenedetto, A. T. and Kardos, J. L. (1977), Sorption and diffusion of water in glass ribbon-reinforced composites. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 21: 3111–3127. doi: 10.1002/app.1977.070211122
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
The processes of sorption and diffusion of water in anisotropic glass ribbon-reinforced composite films of controlled structural and physical characteristics were investigated in terms of the film properties, e.g., geometry, orientation, and volume fraction of the filler; molding characteristics of the composite film; and the adhesion between the glass ribbon and continuous cellulose acetate matrix. While the diffusion of water through unfilled cellulose acetate film was found to be a simple activated process with very little concentration dependence, the diffusion behavior of glass ribbon-reinforced cellulose acetate was found to be anomalous and concentration dependent.