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Comparison of Impact Resistance on a Knitted Prosthesis Based on Polypropylene and Acrylic Cements Based on Poly(methyl methacrylate)

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  • Sujka Witold
    TRICOMED S.A., Łódź, Poland
  • Draczyński Zbigniew
    Department of Material and Commodity Sciencs and Textile Metrology, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
  • Rutkowski Jacek (j/w)
  • Karbowski Krzysztof
    Institute of Machine Technology and Automated Production, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Gasiorowski T.
    TRICOMED S.A., Łódź, Poland
  • Kasprzak Piotr
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland

Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.1569

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The aim of the study was to compare the physical and mechanical properties of known prostheses for cranioplasty: knitted Codubix based on polypropylene and Modela-cryl resin based on PMMA. It was expected that the study would allow to check whether it is possible to combine their properties, which should enable the preparation of a new material with properties combining the best features of both components. Physico-chemical and mechanical properties were evaluated. It was found that the two materials meet the requirements for chemical purity, ensuring the safety of their use. Regarding the mechanical properties, the energy of impact diffusion for two types of prostheses was determined applying the Drop Tower technique. The polymerisation heat of Modela-cryl resin was determined in real time using the DSC technique.


cranioplasty materials,  acrylic cements, drop tower, impact resistance.


Sujka W, Draczyński Z, Rutkowski J, Karbowski K, Gąsiorowski T, Kasprzak P. Comparison of Impact Resistance on a Knitted Prosthesis Based on Polypropylene and Acrylic Cements Based on Poly(methyl methacrylate). FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2019; 27, 6(138): 67-74. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.1569

Published in issue no 6 (138) / 2019, pages 67–74.


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