New developments in elastic fibers

Jinlian Hu, Jing Lu, Yong Zhu

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This paper reviews the developments of essential elastic fibers. The elastic fibers include extensible polymer fibers with low or high elasticity and reversibility which consists of the polyurethane elastic fiber, polyester-ether elastic fiber, polyester elastic fiber, olefin based elastic fiber like XLA, hard elastic fiber, bio-component fiber, and the shape memory fibers. The emphasis of the review is on the development and research process of polymer synthesis, production, characteristics, microstructure, and end-use in industry. It also draws some conclusions about the current problems and future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-301
Number of pages27
JournalPolymer Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


  • Bio-component fiber
  • Elastic fibers
  • Hard elastic fiber
  • Olefin based fiber
  • Polyester fiber
  • Polyester-ether fiber
  • Polyurethane fiber
  • Shape memory polymer fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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