PBI: Development of a heat-resistant fibre

C. M. Mak, C. W M Yuen, S. K. Ku, Xiaoming Tao

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PBI originally developed by NASA, is currently used in high-temperature filtration fabrics. Thermal protective clothing and as an alternative to asbestos. The polymer also shows promise in other configurations such as films, foams and adhesives. This article considers the properties of PBI, the most useful types of blends available, and various ways of dyeing PBI fibre.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Business and International Management
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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