A1 Journal article – refereed
Physicochemical properties of discontinuous S2-glass fiber reinforced resin composite

List of Authors: Qiting Huang, Wei Qin, Sufyan Garoushi, Jingwei He, Zhengmei Lin, Fang Liu, Pekka K. Vallittu, Lippo V. J. Lassila
Publisher: Nihon Shika Riko Gakkai
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Dental Materials Journal
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 9
eISSN: 1881-1361

The objective of this study was to investigate several physicochemical properties of an experimental discontinuous S2-glass fiberreinforced resin composite. The experimental composite was prepared by mixing 10 wt% of discontinuous S2-glass fibers with 27.5 wt% of resin matrix and 62.5 wt% of particulate fillers. Flexural strength (FS) and modulus (FM), fracture toughness (FT), work of fracture (WOF), double bond conversion (DC), Vickers hardness, volume shrinkage (VS) and fiber length distribution were determined. These were compared with two commercial resin composites. The experimental composite showed the highest FS, WOF and FT compared with two control composites. The DC of the experimental composite was comparable with controls. No significant difference was observed in VS between the three tested composites. The use of discontinuous glass fiber fillers with polymer matrix and particulate fillers yielded improved physical properties and substantial improvement was associated with the use of S2-glass fiber.

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