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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
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The preparation of multiaxially oriented polyethylene morphologies with high mechanical properties in planar direactions

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The development of multiaxially oriented films of low molecular weight (Mw ≈ 59,000) high density polyethylene with high mechanical properties in planer directions has been pursued by inducing fibrillar crystallization under curvilinear flow conditions in a contained geometry using an extrudomolding process and by simulating similar crystallization conditions in an optical plate–plate rheometer. The films, like the uniaxially drawn morphologies of the same low molecular weight high density polyethylene by solid‐state extrusion, had a high modulus (12–20 GPa) and strength (0.25 GPa) along the residual flow lines but they exhibited also a modulus enhancement (5 GPa) in the transverse direction as a result of the orientation gradient of the molecular chains in the thickness directions. Copyright © 1984 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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09 Mar 2003

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Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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