A1 Journal article – refereed
Properties of discontinuous S2-glass fiber-particulate-reinforced resin composites with two different fiber length distributions

List of Authors: Huang QT, Garoushi S, Lin ZM, He JW, Qin W, Liu F, Vallittu PK, Lassila LVJ
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Journal acronym: J PROSTHODONT RES
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 4
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 1883-1958
eISSN: 2212-4632

Purpose: To investigate the reinforcing efficiency and light curing properties of discontinuous S2-glass fiber-particulate reinforced resin composite and to examine length distribution of discontinuous S2-glass fibers after a mixing process into resin composite.Methods: Experimental S2-glass fiber-particulate reinforced resin composites were prepared by mixing 10wt% of discontinuous S2-glass fibers, which had been manually cut into two different lengths (1.5 and 3.0mm), with various weight ratios of dimethacrylate based resin matrix and silaned BaAlSiO2 filler particulates. The resin composite made with 25wt% of UDMA/SR833s resin system and 75wt% of silaned BaAlSiO2 filler particulates was used as control composite which had similar composition as the commonly used resin composites. Flexural strength (FS), flexural modulus (FM) and work of fracture (WOF) were measured. Fractured specimens were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Double bond conversion (DC) and fiber length distribution were also studied.Results: Reinforcement of resin composites with discontinuous S2-glass fibers can significantly increase the FS, FM and WOF of resin composites over the control. The fibers from the mixed resin composites showed great variation in final fiber length. The mean aspect ratio of experimental composites containing 62.5wt% of particulate fillers and 10wt% of 1.5 or 3.0mm cutting S2-glass fibers was 70 and 132, respectively. No difference was found in DC between resin composites containing S2-glass fibers with two different cutting lengths.Conclusion: Discontinuous S2-glass fibers can effectively reinforce the particulate-filled resin composite and thus may be potential to manufacture resin composites for high-stress bearing application. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Japan Prosthodontic Society.

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