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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter October 9, 2021

Ultrathin fibre coatings on nanofibrous nonwovens by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

  • Michael Teske , Sabine Illner , Jana Markhoff , Niels Grabow and Stefan Oschatz

Abstract

For the generation of tailor-made polymer coatings on nanofibrous nonwovens plasma enhanced chemical vapor (PECVD) is a promising process, even for complex geometries. The plasma coatings can greatly improve their suitability for biomedical applications by optimising biocompatibility to the local needs, especially for cardiovascular disease treatments. Therein, wound healing and endothelialisation are important steps which are connected by a complex interaction. The monomers allylamine and hexamethyldisiloxane, as well as different process conditions were studied for the coating of nanofibrous thermoplastic silicone polycarbonate polyurethane (TSPCU) nonwovens. Aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of plasma polymer coating under preservation of the nanofibrous morphological structure. Beside characterization of the nonwoven, biological evaluation with endothelial and fibroblast cells was performed. The prepared nonwoven samples support the feasibility of plasma coating under preservation of the nanofibrous structure. Also, different effects of the surfaces in contact with fibroblasts and endothelial cells could be observed.

Published Online: 2021-10-09
Published in Print: 2021-10-01

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