The primary study on PET/Spandex tubular braid

Ching Wen Lou, Jin Jia Hu, Wen Cheng Chen, Ching Wen Lin, Zong Han Wu, Jia Horng Lin

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Cardiovascular disease is one of important problems that the world countries face to. Especially for atherosclerosis and its concerned vascular diseases, they needs to be cured via bypass surgery. Consequently, developing small-diameter vascular grafts becomes important. This study aims to fabricate the tubular braid, and then evaluate its manufacturing methods and properties. In this paper, PET/Spandex hybrid yarn was braided into the tubular braid by braider. By repeated braiding, the layers of the tubular braid increases, producing multi-group tubular braids with varying thickness. After by the thickness and tensile strength tests, the physical properties of braids were estimated. The result demonstrates that, as increase of layers, the tensile strength also increases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Chemistry Research II
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2012 Jul 132012 Jul 15

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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