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Plasma treatment for improved polyethylene fibre resin adhesion and a cross linking process for improved creep behaviour of polyethylene fibres

A continuous plasma treatment facility is available for increasing polyethylene fibre resin adhesion to a satisfactory level for composites.

Also, a cross linking process has been developed for improved creep behaviour of melt spun high modulus polyethylene fibres. It extends the use for these ultrahigh modulus linear polyethylene (UHMPE) fibres to load bearing applications (eg ropes, cords, composites).