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Coating Strategy for Surface Modification of Stainless Steel Wire to Improve Interfacial Adhesion of Medical Interventional Catheters

by Zhaomin Li 1,2,3, Haijuan Kong 4, Muhuo Yu 1,*, Shu Zhu 1,* and Minglin Qin 2,3,*
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State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
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Medical (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., Jiaxing 314000, China
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InnovaPath MedTech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai 201620, China
4
School of Materials Engineer, Shanghai University of Engineer Science, Shanghai 201620, China
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Polymers 2020, 12(2), 381; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12020381
Received: 18 December 2019 / Revised: 30 January 2020 / Accepted: 4 February 2020 / Published: 8 February 2020
Poor interfacial bonding between stainless steel wire and the inner and outer layer resin matrix significantly affects the mechanical performance of braid-reinforced composite hollow fiber tube, especially torsion control. In this work, a coating of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) deposited on the surface of stainless steel wire greatly enhanced the mechanical performance of braid-reinforced composite hollow fiber tube. This method takes advantage of the hydrogen bonding between polyether block amide (PEBA) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for surface modification of stainless steel wire, as well as the good compatibility between PEBA and TPU. The mechanical properties of composited tubes demonstrate that the interlaminar shear strength, modulus of elasticity, and torque transmission properties were enhanced by 27.8%, 42.1%, and 41.4%, respectively. The results indicating that the interfacial adhesion between the coated stainless steel wire and the inner and outer matrix was improved. In addition, the interfacial properties of composite hollow fiber tube before and after coating was characterized by the optical microscope, and results show that the interfacial adhesion properties of the modified stainless steel wire reinforced resin matrix composites were greatly improved. View Full-Text
Keywords: stainless steel wire; surface modification; coating; braid-reinforced composite hollow fiber tube; interfacial adhesion stainless steel wire; surface modification; coating; braid-reinforced composite hollow fiber tube; interfacial adhesion
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Li, Z.; Kong, H.; Yu, M.; Zhu, S.; Qin, M. Coating Strategy for Surface Modification of Stainless Steel Wire to Improve Interfacial Adhesion of Medical Interventional Catheters. Polymers 2020, 12, 381.

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