Characterization of Ceramic Filled Polymer Matrix Composite Used for Biomedical Applications


A particulate composite material was prepared by adding (CaCO3, CaO, MgCO3, MgO) ceramic particles with particle size of (< 53 μm) to unsaturated polyester resin with weight fraction of (3, 6, 9, 12, 15)% and fixed amount of CaF2 (0.5% wt.). The results had revealed that the maximum values of tensile strength, compression, bending strength, hardness, impact energy and water absorption%, were (57.6828 N/mm2 at 3% wt. CaCO3, 124.0965 N/mm2 at 9% wt. CaCO3, 102.188 N/mm2 at 9% wt. MgO, 88.2 Shore D at 9% wt. CaCO3, 0.27 J at 6%wt. CaCO3 and 0.8432 % at 15%wt.CaO) compared with reference values, i.e.( 37.4742 N/mm2, 100.3563 N/mm2, 34.194 N/mm2, 83 Shore D, 0.36 J and 0.2626%) respectively.

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W. Hanna, F. Gharib and I. Marhoon, "Characterization of Ceramic Filled Polymer Matrix Composite Used for Biomedical Applications," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 12, 2011, pp. 1167-1178. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.1012089.

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