Polymer Engineering Faculty Research


Ultrasound Assisted Process for Increasing the Crystallinity of Slow Crystallizable Polymers

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Spring 2004


In general, the present invention provides a process for increasing the crystallinity of a slow crystallizable polymer. In this process, at least one slow crystallizable polymer is introduced to a pressurized treatment zone along a flow direction, and is subjected, at the pressurized treatment zone, to longitudinal vibrations of ultrasonic waves. In a particularly preferred process, the ultrasonic waves propagate in a direction perpendicular to the flow direction of the at least one slow crystallizable polymer.