Novel luminescent composite polymer fibers for warning and security systems

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Peukert W, Damm C, Schäfer K, Möller M, Gries T, Wang H, Pich A, Wilms C, Seide G
Journal: Technische Textilien
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 55
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 8-12
ISSN: 0323-3243
Language: English


Novel luminescent, inorganic and organic nanopigments were developed for the preparation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers for applications in warning and security textiles. Luminescent nanopigments were designed by bottom-up procedures using precipitation synthesis or by top-down procedures using reactive grinding processes. The investigated nanopigments were zinc sulfide, doped with copper or manganese and strontium aluminate, doped with europium and dysprosium. Furthermore, organic dyestuffs and pigments (aldazines or perylenes) were investigated, some of them after encapsulation into silica nanoparticles. The obtained nanoparticles were applied to polymer melts for the production of filaments by extrusion processes. For this, the nanopigments were incorporated into masterbatches or liquid formulations. The filaments were finally investigated in texturing processes and were then further processed to textile fabrics. By usage of nanoscale luminescent pigments, higher luminescence, lower pigment dosage combined with better light, heat and wet fastness were achieved compared to conventionally used systems.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Damm, Cornelia Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Peukert, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik

External institutions with authors

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
University of Oregon (UO)

How to cite

Peukert, W., Damm, C., Schäfer, K., Möller, M., Gries, T., Wang, H.,... Seide, G. (2012). Novel luminescent composite polymer fibers for warning and security systems. Technische Textilien, 55(3), 8-12.

Peukert, Wolfgang, et al. "Novel luminescent composite polymer fibers for warning and security systems." Technische Textilien 55.3 (2012): 8-12.


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