Overview and Analysis of the Meltblown Process and Parameters

Kathryn C Dutton

Abstract


This paper is a comprehensive review of the meltblown process and parameters. The meltblown process is complex because of the many parameters and interrelationships between those parameters. Due to the competitiveness of the industry, process settings and polymers used are secretive, but there are several key researchers that have published studies on the interactions of meltblown variables. A majority of the research conducted has been on the relationship of process parameters and mean fiber diameter in order to understand how to produce smaller and higher quality fibers. This paper offers suggestions for future research on specific meltblown parameters.

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