High modulus, high tenacity yarns

Hong Hu, Y. Liu

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This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to high modulus, high tenacity (HM-HT) fibers and their commercialized yarn products. For inorganic fibers, glass, ceramic and basalt fibers and their yarns are presented. For carbon fibers, three kinds of carbon fibers made from different precursors, i.e., rayon, PAN and pitch, are presented. For organic polymeric HM-HT fibers, aramid and high performance polyethylene are presented. For each kind of HM-HT fiber, the content includes the following parts: fiber structure and chemical composition, yarn forms, fiber and yarn properties, applications and future trends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Textile Yarns
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages58
ISBN (Print)9781845695491
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Aramid
  • Carbon
  • Glass
  • High modulus
  • High tenacity
  • Yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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