KATARZYNA BRYLL, KATARZYNA GAWDZINSKA, MARCIN NABIALEK, PATRYCJA PAWLOWSKA THE EFFECT OF DEGRADATION IN AQUEOUS MEDIA ON VISCOSITY AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT OF SINGLE POLYMER POLYESTER COMPOSITES In present study the authors determine the impact of active environment on destruction processes developing in single polymer polyester composites. The processes impact on the structure and selected (e.g. viscosity) mechanical features of these composites were examined. The work included the following stages: manufacturing of ordered and disordered linear fiber single polyester composites, preparation of samples in accordance with applicable testing standards, performing composites’ degradation tests in different media (distilled water and sea water at 30oC,). Literature review has shown that this kind of material has not been examined in reference to active media impact on degradation processes. This work is part of the research on discussed composites’ properties and recycling.
Keywords: single polymer polyester composites, degradation