• Patent

Polymer blend materials composed of an aromatic polyamide and a soluble polyamide

Citation

Preston, J., & Idemura, S. (1997). IPC No. U.S.Polymer blend materials composed of an aromatic polyamide and a soluble polyamide (Patent No. 5637653.)

Abstract

Polymer blend materials composed of an aromatic polyamide and flexible polyamide wherein the aromatic polyamide molecules are uniformly dispersed in a matrix of the flexible polyamide which are produced by first blending the flexible polyamide and monomer(s) for the aromatic polyamide in a solvent, then next polymerizing the monomer(s) in the presence of a phosphite compound, resulting in a transparent gel product capable of being fabricated into useful shaped articles without causing marked phase separation observed in polymer blend materials obtained by conventional coagulation method. The in situ formed aromatic polyamide is uniformly dispersed in the flexible polyamide matrix even in fabricated forms, giving improved transparency over the starting flexible polyamide and improved resistance toward chemicals such as acids, especially after heat treatment.