Price, D. M.; Thermal analysis of fibres and films in solvents and vapours. Thermochimica Acta 294(1) (1997) 127-131

The thermomechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of films and fibres in vapour laden atmospheres and simulated dye baths were investigated in order to understand their processing behaviour. Acetone and water vapour acted as plasticisers for cellulose acetate film. 2-phenoxyethanol was found to penetrate poly(ethylene terephthalate) film above its glass transition temperature and consequently depress its glass transition temperature. The use of 'carriers' to enhance the rate of dyeing of acrylic fibre was investigated. The increase in coloration was found to be proportional to the degree of plasticisation caused by the candidate compounds.

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