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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 601741, 9 pages
Research Article

The Manufacture of Hot-Compacted Layered Composite Systems Made of Oriented Semifinished PP-Films

1Institute for Materials Engineering–Polymer Technology, University of Kassel, Moenchebergstraße 3, 34125 Kassel, Germany
2Polymer Engineering Paderborn–Polymer Processing, University of Paderborn, Warburger Street 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

Received 10 December 2013; Accepted 17 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: Y. Chen, K.-h. Nitta, and S. Yamazaki

Copyright © 2014 Björn Rohde et al. 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.


Monoaxial stretched PP-films are used for the manufacture of hot-compacted layered composites. These are layered with stretched co-extruded coupling agent films, and are consolidated to laminates by means of a hot-compaction process, which employs pressure and temperature. This paper aims to examine the influence of the process settings on the properties of the composites during the hot-compaction process. For this purpose, the mechanical values will be determined by means of tensile testing variously compacted and configured layered film composites.