Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Iranian Scientists Use Clay Nanoparticles to Produce Dyeable Polypropylene Fibers

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Amir Kabir University of Technology produced dyeable polypropylene fibers by using clay nanoparticles.

Iranian Scientists Use Clay Nanoparticles to Produce Dyeable Polypropylene Fibers

Terhan, Iran | Posted on August 27th, 2013

The study was carried out in a joint industrial plan between Petrochemistry Research and Technology Company and Amir Kabir University of Technology.

Despite the unique properties of polypropylene fibers, there are some disadvantages in the structure of polypropylene, which make impossible the use of this polymer in all aspects. Polypropylene fibers and strings are not dyeable by using the common methods in textile industry. At present, mass coloration is the only method to dye polypropylene fibers.

The production of dyeable polypropylene fibers by using pigments has become a challenge in polymer and textile industries in recent decades. Various approaches have so far been investigated to resolve this problem, including the use of alloys, copolymers and preparation with plasma. However, one of the newest approaches is the mixing of polypropylene with suitable organic or inorganic nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are put into the matrix of the polypropylene when they are molten. It is expected that they create passages for the passing of pigment and also create spaces in order to adsorb the bulk polymer.

This research studied the dyeability modification of polypropylene fibers through molten mixing of clay nanoparticles. Polypropylene grafted with maleic anhydride (PP-g-MA) was used as the compatibility agent to obtain compatible polymeric characteristics.

One of the recent results of the research has been published in 2012 in Journal of the Textile Institute, vol. 103, issue 11, pp. 1169-1182.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Leti Will Demo World’s-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays for Augmented Reality Video at Display Week in Los Angles: Invited Paper also Will Present Leti’s Success with New Augmented Reality Technology That Reduces Pixel Pitch to Less than 5 Microns May 22nd, 2017

Sensors detect disease markers in breath May 19th, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Discoveries

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Sensors detect disease markers in breath May 19th, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Plasmon-powered upconversion nanocrystals for enhanced bioimaging and polarized emission: Plasmonic gold nanorods brighten lanthanide-doped upconversion superdots for improved multiphoton bioimaging contrast and enable polarization-selective nonlinear emissions for novel nanoscal May 19th, 2017

Announcements

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Leti Will Demo World’s-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays for Augmented Reality Video at Display Week in Los Angles: Invited Paper also Will Present Leti’s Success with New Augmented Reality Technology That Reduces Pixel Pitch to Less than 5 Microns May 22nd, 2017

Sensors detect disease markers in breath May 19th, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Sensors detect disease markers in breath May 19th, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Plasmon-powered upconversion nanocrystals for enhanced bioimaging and polarized emission: Plasmonic gold nanorods brighten lanthanide-doped upconversion superdots for improved multiphoton bioimaging contrast and enable polarization-selective nonlinear emissions for novel nanoscal May 19th, 2017

Textiles/Clothing

New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics April 1st, 2017

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing November 15th, 2016

Engineers develop new magnetic ink to print self-healing devices that heal in record time November 7th, 2016

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics August 25th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project