High strength PMMA fibers for use in a self-reinforced acrylic cement. Fiber tensile properties and composite toughness

C. A. Buckley, E. P. Lautenschlager, J. L. Gilbert

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Abstract

It is the intent of this study to improve the properties of PMMA not by chemical alteration or by reinforcement with a second material, but by rearranging its molecular structure utilizing the deformation processing techniques of extrusion and drawing into fibers. These fibers can then potentially be used, among other things, to reinforce bone cement as it currently exists, resulting in a self-reinforced or 'iso-composite' material. It is shown that acrylic can be deformation processed to achieve strengths or ductility up to 5-6 times that of bulk acrylic. These fibers can be introduced into a polymerizing acrylic material to form an iso-composite of improved toughness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the 23rd International Biomaterials Symposium - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: May 1 1991May 5 1991

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Other17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the 23rd International Biomaterials Symposium
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA
Period5/1/915/5/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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