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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 5 Tensile and tearing strength of untreated and plasma enhanced flurocarbon treated surgical gown fabrics

From: Development of plasma enhanced antiviral surgical gown for healthcare workers

Sample Tensile strength (N) Tearing strength (N)
MD CD DI DII
Untreated Polypropylene (Single layer) surgical gown 105 62 10 5
Plasma treated Polypropylene (Single layer) surgical gown 98 54 7 3
Plasma treated Polypropylene with PTFE dual layer surgical gown 122 61 16 7
Tri-laminate Plasma surgical gown 149 74 21 13
  1. MD - Machine direction, CD - Cross direction, DI - Direction 1, DII - Direction 2.