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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2015, Article ID 790107, 8 pages
Research Article

Simple Rheological Analysis Method of Spinnable-Polymer Flow Properties Using MFI Tester

Textiles Department, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Damascus University, P.O. Box 86, Damascus, Syria

Received 19 May 2015; Accepted 16 June 2015

Academic Editor: Kanai Sahoo

Copyright © 2015 Basel Younes. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rheological characterization of polymers explains the flow behaviour and viscoelastic properties and tests fibre-forming ability. The current method investigates the viscoelastic properties and morphology of polymers and finds the rheological data and the right polymer viscosity, which is determining the best processing temperature. The right processing temperature saves the power, the material, and the time needed for production. After calculating polymers viscosity by using MFI tester, the method investigates rheological properties and surface shape at different temperatures and loads. The method could apply to other polymers to find the viscosity-temperature change and to set the best processing temperature.