Novel bioresorbable phosphate glass fiber textile composites for medical applications

Zhu, Chenkai, Ahmed, Ifty, Parsons, Andrew, Wang, Yunqi, Tan, Chao, Liu, Jingsong, Rudd, Chris, and Liu, Xiaoling (2018) Novel bioresorbable phosphate glass fiber textile composites for medical applications. Polymer Composites, 39 (S1). E140-E151.

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Abstract

A manual bench-top Inkle-type loom was designed to enable hand woven textiles. These phosphate glass fiber (PGF) textiles, along with unidirectional (UD) fiber mats made from the same batch of yarns, were utilized to manufacture fully resorbable textile composites (T-C), unidirectional aligned fiber composites (UD-C), and 0 degrees/90 degrees lay-up UD fiber-reinforced composites (0/90-C). The fiber volume fraction in the composites was set at approximate to 20%. Retention of flexural properties and mass loss of the composites were evaluated during degradation in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) at 37 degrees C for 28 days. The higher flexural strength and modulus values observed for the T-C when compared to 0/90-C were attributed to the textile weaving resulting in a biased fabric with a higher density of fibers in the warp direction. After 28 days immersion in PBS, approximate to 20% flexural strength and approximate to 25% flexural modulus values for the UD-C, T-C, and 0/90-C composites were still prevalent. POLYM. COMPOS., 39:E140-E151, 2018. (c) 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers

Item ID: 58018
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1548-0569
Copyright Information: © 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers.
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 09:23
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials @ 100%
SEO Codes: 88 TRANSPORT > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880399 Aerospace Transport not elsewhere classified @ 0%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8608 Human Pharmaceutical Products > 860899 Human Pharmaceutical Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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