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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter November 26, 2020

Investigating dynamic-mechanical properties of multi-layered materials for biomedical applications

  • Nicklas Fiedler EMAIL logo , Daniela Arbeiter , Kerstin Schümann , Sabine Illner and Niels Grabow


The development and advancement of polymeric implant materials is a frequent focus in current research. The combination of polymeric materials with diverging properties provides a wide range of new materials with innovative characteristics. One technology for combining materials is to apply a coated layer onto a base material. In this work, a hyperelastic, synthetic base material was combined with a rigid biopolymer coating layer. A multilayered material with combined characteristics of both was built. In the field of processed polymers, the analysis of coating adhesion is not feasible using established methods. Therefore, a dynamic-mechanical method was investigated, which supplements the uniaxial tensile test and provides knowledge regarding mechanical resistance of the multilayered polymer structure. Furthermore, the method gets validated by SEM-imaging and evaluation of coating composition before and after testing under dynamic conditions.

Published Online: 2020-11-26
Published in Print: 2020-09-01

© 2020 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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