Manufacturing Technique and Property Evaluations of Tubular PLA/Spandex/Gelatin Composite Braids

Ching Wen Lou, Po Ching Lu, Jin-Jia Hu, Syue Wun Fu, Jia Horng Lin

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Abstract

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a synthetic polymer that has biocompatibility and biodegradation. This study aims to examine the influence of manufacturing parameters on the physical properties of tubular PLA/Spandex/Gelatin composite braids. PLA fibers and spandex are combined, braided and then immersed in gelatin solution to form tubular PLA/Spandex/Gelatin composite braids. The tensile strength, bursting strength, and porosity of the resulting braids are tested, and the experiment results show that a greater twist per inch (T.P.I.) causes a higher tensile strength and bursting strength, but does not change the porosity distinctively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials, Manufacturing Engineering and Information Technology
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783038350651
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, CMME 2014 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 22 Mar 201423 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume910
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, CMME 2014
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period22/03/1423/03/14

Keywords

  • Biocompatibility
  • Braids
  • Polylactic acid
  • Spandex

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