INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF PRODUCTION PARAMETERS ON POLYSTYRENE NANO FIBER FORMATION FOR 12 WT %, 14 WT % AND 16 WT %
Polystyrene (PS) is a versatile plastic used to produce a wide variety of consumer products. It is used as a hard, solid plastic, mostly as food packaging and laboratory products. When polystyrene is mixed with various colorants, additives or other plastic materials, it is used to make electronic parts, automobile parts, toys, pots and equipments and more. Polystyrene is a vinyl polymer. It is structurally a long hydrocarbon chain with a phenyl group attached to the carbon atom. Polystyrene is produced by free radical vinyl polymerization from monomer styrene. In this study, the effect of production parameters on the formation of PS nanofibers was investigated. For this purpose, solutions were prepared at various mixing ratios (12 wt %, 14 wt % and 16 wt %) consisting of PS + dimethylformamide (DMF). The nanofiber structure was determined from these solutions. Electrospin method was used in production of nanofibers.