Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) has recently gained vast new
markets through its ability to be biaxially oriented and/or
crystallised rapidly, by 'novel' processing techniques. This
investigation aims to provide information enabling theories on these
processes to be further developed. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.