- Vinylon is a classic application of PVA in textile field
PVA is hydrophillic so the textile made from this material keeps this properties. Though its clothing property may be far less popular than other synthetic fibers, Vinylon is still known for its properties of moisture absorption and wear resistance and can substitute some cotton-made bedding, knitwear, decorative cloth, canvas, uniform, work clothes, fishing net and curtain.
- Polyvinyl alcohol nanofiber based three phase wound dressings for sustained wound healing applications
Herein we present our research on a novel three phase antibacterial wound dressing prepared from car- bon nanotubes, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers. The AgNPs were generated on carbon nanotubes surfaces to synthesize carbon nanotubes-AgNP nanoparticles which were added into the polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers prior to electrospinning to prepare PVA/carbon nanotubes-AgNP composite nanofibers. All characterizations confirmed the three phase nanofiber architecture.
- Study on Evaluation Method for PVA Fiber Distribution in Engineered Cementitious Composite
The distribution of fibers in Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) is one of the most important factors in terms of the mechanical performance of the composite. However, estimation of fiber distribution in ECC has been a difficult problem because of the lower contrast of organic fiber in the cement material.