Thermal degradation process of polysulfone aramid fiber

Fang-Long Zhu, Qian-Qian Feng, Qun Xin, Yu Zhou
2014 Thermal Science  
Polysulfone aramid fiber is one kind of high temperature fibers. In the paper, thermal degradation behavior and kinetics of polysulfone aramid fiber were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermogravimetric at different heating rates under nitrogen and air, respectively. The experimental results show that its initial degradation temperature is 375 °C in nitrogen and 410 °C in air at heating rate of 10 K/min. When temperature went to 800 °C, the fiber loses all mass in
more » ... loses all mass in air. The mass losses in the stage showed that degradation of polysulfone aramid occurs in two-step process as could be concluded by the presence of two distinct exothermic peaks in differential thermogravimetric curves.
doi:10.2298/tsci1405637z fatcat:jwnqq3f63rb7pj4u43bulxmmju