Copolymers of vinylidene fluoride (VF2) and vinyltrifluoride (VF3) exhibit Curie transition temperatures well below their melting points. Above these endothermic transitions, they soften and this behavior helps in their solid state extrudability. In this paper, the effects of extrusion speed, temperature, and draw ratio on structure development in 60/40 and 72/28 VF2/VF3 copolymer compositions are presented. With the increase of extrusion draw ratio the Curie transition temperature of the extrudates …
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