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

Adaptable Superfibers as Implant Material

  • Sabine Illner , Jonathan Ortelt , Daniela Arbeiter , Valeria Khaimov , Katharina Wulf , Stefan Oschatz , Thomas Reske , Volkmar Senz , Klaus- Peter Schmitz and Niels Grabow

Abstract

Electrospun fiber nonwoven materials of different polymer classes provide promising perspectives in almost all fields of application, including medical science. In this paper we present the fiber generation of selected biostable polymers (PBT, TPC-ET, PA 6.12 and PVDF) by direct electrospinning, as an extremely powerful tool for manufacturing of new superfiber implant materials. This initial study includes the variation of some relevant process parameters, such as polymer concentrations or electrode spacing. The influence on fiber morphology, tensile strength and biocompatibility is shown. The results presented indicate that the choice and combination of materials is crucial for the application on load-bearing implants, independent of the processing technology and thus of the fiber bonding, delamination or fiber strength.

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

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