The primary study on PET/Spandex tubular braid

Ching Wen Lou, Jin-Jia Hu*, Wen Cheng Chen, Ching Wen Lin, Zong Han Wu, Jia Horng Lin

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is one of important problems that the world countries face to. Especially for atherosclerosis and its concerned vascular diseases, they needs to be cured via bypass surgery. Consequently, developing small-diameter vascular grafts becomes important. This study aims to fabricate the tubular braid, and then evaluate its manufacturing methods and properties. In this paper, PET/Spandex hybrid yarn was braided into the tubular braid by braider. By repeated braiding, the layers of the tubular braid increases, producing multi-group tubular braids with varying thickness. After by the thickness and tensile strength tests, the physical properties of braids were estimated. The result demonstrates that, as increase of layers, the tensile strength also increases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Chemistry Research II
Pages214-217
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 13 Jul 201215 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume554-556
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period13/07/1215/07/12

Keywords

  • Hybrid yarn
  • Physical properties
  • Tubular braid
  • Vascular grafts

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