Preparation and characterization of polyester fibers/absorbent cotton composite dressing matrix fabrics

Ching Wen Lou, Jin Jia Hu, Chao Chiung Huang, Chao Tsang Lu, Cheng Tien Hsieh, Jia Horng Lin

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Abstract

In this study, the polyester fiber (PET) and absorbent cotton (AC) blend was needle-bonded to make the nonwoven PET/AC composite wound dressing matrix fabrics. The combined advantages of mechanical strength due to PET and water absorption due to AC make the composite nonwoven an attracting wound dressing matrix fabric. We examined physical features, such as mechanical properties, air permeability, softness, water imbibition, and water absorption rate, of the nonwovens made of different blending ratios of PET and AC. We found that while the strength and air permeability were slightly reduced at blending ratio of 80:20, the water imbibition increased about 1.6 cm for the same nonwoven. The results suggested that the optimal blending ratio for the nonwoven to be used as a wound dressing matrix is 80:20.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Engineering Materials
Pages2721-2724
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 12
Event2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011 - Sanya, China
Duration: 2011 Jul 292011 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume287-290
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period11-07-2911-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lou, C. W., Hu, J. J., Huang, C. C., Lu, C. T., Hsieh, C. T., & Lin, J. H. (2011). Preparation and characterization of polyester fibers/absorbent cotton composite dressing matrix fabrics. In Applications of Engineering Materials (pp. 2721-2724). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 287-290). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.287-290.2721