Accession Number : AD0163598

Title :   Copolymerization of Polyacrylic Acid Within Nylon Structures.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Arons,Gilbert N.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a process of chemically modifying a nylon structure wherein a preformed polymer of acrylic acid is caused to be copolymerized within said structure. More particularly, this process effects substantial penetration of a polymer of acrylic acid into nylon structures and especially nylon fibres, a feat thought not to be possible by those skilled in the art, by precise control of the molecular weight of the polymer, and the pH of the polymer solution. It is expected that this copolymerization will improve two detrimental properties of nylon: low moisture sorption and low melting point. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PATENTS, NYLON), (*ACRYLIC RESINS, COPOLYMERIZATION), (*NYLON, *COPOLYMERIZATION), PH FACTOR, MOLECULAR WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE