Melt Spinning

Authored by: Eija Marjut Pirhonen , Ville Ellä

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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Several spinning techniques are used in the production of man-made fibers, including solution spinning (wet or dry), melt spinning, gel spinning, and emulsion spinning. Of these techniques, melt spinning is the oldest and most widely used. This chapter gives an overview of the basic principles involved in melt spinning of polymer and glass fibers, as well as application areas of melt-spun biomaterial fibers in biomedical engineering.

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