Liquid crystal polymers (LCP)are a relatively new class of polymers with very interesting and unusual properties. In particular, easy processability and outstanding mechanical and barrier properties make them very attractive. Unfortunately the high stiffness of their chains often leads to compounds having very high melting points and consequently to unprocessable materials. By adding a flexible segments in the chain backbone the LCPs become processable at lower temperatures but lower properties are displayed. A new rigid liquid crystalline polymer, having excellent physical properties, good processing temperature and a good cost/performance compromise, is described in this work. The properties of this liquid crystalline polymer are compared with those of a commercial rigid LCP and with those of a semirigid one.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. SECTION A, MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
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