Physical ageing in poly(ethylene terephthalate) - its influence on cold crystallisation

E.A. McGonigle, J.H. Daly, S. Gallagher, S.D. Jenkins, J.J. Liggat, I. Olsson, R.A. Pethrick

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The relationship between the crystallisation behaviour and physical ageing history of poly(ethylene terephthalate) is reported. It is shown that short term ageing can enhance the subsequent rate of crystallisation, but longer ageing times can retard the crystallisation process. It is suggested that physical ageing favours the formation of ordered domains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4977-4982
Number of pages5
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999


  • poly(ethylene terephthalate)
  • physical ageing
  • cold crystallisation

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