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Developments in Pressurized Gyration for the Mass Production of Polymeric Fibers

Heseltine, PL; Ahmed, J; Edirisinghe, M; (2018) Developments in Pressurized Gyration for the Mass Production of Polymeric Fibers. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering , 303 (9) , Article 1800218. 10.1002/mame.201800218. Green open access

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Abstract

In this invited feature article, the invention of pressurized gyration in 2013 and its subsequent development into sister processes such as pressurized melt gyration, infusion gyration, and pressure-coupled infusion gyration is elucidated. The fundamentals of these processes are discussed, elucidating how these novel methods can be used to facilitate mass production of polymeric fibers and other morphologies. The effects of the main system parameters: rotational speed and gas pressure, are discussed along with the influence of solution parameters such as viscosity and polymer chain entanglement. The effect of flow of material into the gyrator in infused gyration is also illustrated. Examples of many polymers that have been subjected to these processes are discussed and the applications of resulting products are illustrated under several different research themes such as, tissue engineering, drug delivery, diagnostics, hydrogels, filtration, and wound healing.

Type: Article
Title: Developments in Pressurized Gyration for the Mass Production of Polymeric Fibers
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/mame.201800218
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/mame.201800218
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054645
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