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Nonpolar high temperature fiber

Nonpolar high temperature fiber

Nonpolar high temperature fiber

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I am trying to create a composite consisting of a high temperature felt (nylon, polyester) in a matrix of a much lower melting point thermoplastic (e.g. LDPE). This doesn't work because the PE is nonpolar and will not wet the polar fabric.

I am looking for a nonpolar polymer with a relatively high melting point (>180C) that is available in felt or fabric form. Altenatively, I might stay with a polar felt and switch to a low melting polar thermoplastic.

I prefer to use cheap and readily available materials. This is a home project in my kitchen oven. My engineering job is in a different discipline.

Oren

RE: Nonpolar high temperature fiber

Finding a low melt point polyester should be easier than finding a high melt point non-polar plastic. Low MP polyesters are used, e.g. for hot-melt adhesives.

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