Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science

Taichung, Taiwan

Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science

Taichung, Taiwan

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Lin J.-H.,Feng Chia University | Lin J.-H.,China Medical University at Taichung | Lin J.-H.,Asia University, Taiwan | Chung J.-C.,Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | And 5 more authors.
Fibers and Polymers | Year: 2015

This study proposes to make protective vests with X-ray shielding effectiveness. X-ray shielding powders are coated onto sandwich air mesh fabrics (SAMF), which are then coated with another layer of powders to form a continuous surface; thus forming double-layer X-ray shielding fabric. The tensile strength of SAMF is first evaluated, after which a stereomicroscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) observe the X-ray shielding fabric and double-layer X-ray shielding fabrics. Next, an X-ray shielding effect test measures them. The double-layer X-ray shielding fabrics are then tailored into X-ray shielding protective vests using vest patterns. The test results show that the X-ray shielding powders can combine well with SAMF by using urethane resin, and as a result, the X-ray shielding effectiveness is proportional to the content of the powders. The double-layer X-ray shielding fabrics exhibit an optimal X-ray shielding effectiveness due to their double-layer structure. The combination of SAMF provides flexibility to the protective vest regardless of the coating of X-ray shielding powders. © 2015, The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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