Die drawing technology of high molecular weight polyethylene
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 15–23, 5 July 1993
How to Cite
Lee, Y. W. and Li, J. X. (1993), Die drawing technology of high molecular weight polyethylene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 49: 15–23. doi: 10.1002/app.1993.070490103
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 OCT 1992
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAY 1992
A comprehensive investigation of the die drawing technology of a high molecular weight polythylene (HMWPE) rod has been carried out. The effect of draw temperature, draw speed, nominal draw ratio, and exit diameter of the dies has been studied. The oriented HMWPE products were characterized mainly by the determination of the three-point bend modulus and the tensile strength. The tensile strength and the modulus of the drawn HMWPE rod could reach 700 MPa and 18 GPa, respectively. In addition, it was found that forced cooling at the die exit was essential when drawing billets with large section areas. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.