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Dacron

(dā`krŏn, dăk`rŏn), trademark for a polyester fiber. Dacron is a condensation polymer obtained from ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Its properties include high tensile strength, high resistance to stretching, both wet and dry, and good resistance to degradation by chemical bleaches and to abrasion. The continuous filament yarn is used in curtains, dress fabrics, high-pressure fire hoses, men's shirts, and thread. The staple fiber is ideal for mixing with wool in men's and women's suits, as well as in dress fabrics, knitted wear, and washable woven sportswear.
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GSP certainly shines in the strength department--much stronger than Dacron of similar diameter.
For instance, Dacron is 24 times stiffer than healthy aortic arch tissue.
Ruz, "Review of coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction using dacron graft material," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol.
It is still possible to have sails made from Dacron; there are even polyester fabrics dyed to look like canvas sails, made for classic sailboats that have no need for the latest high-tech products.
The disadvantages of this technique are cusp abrasion to the Dacron graft, abnormal stress of the cusps during opening and closing due to lack of Valsalva sinuses and systolic elastic expansion of the aortic root (2).
Unlike Rayon and Dacron, the polyurethane swab does not trap the bacteria in the fibers.
Dacron has another important use--it's the material most stent grafts are made of, whether custom made or off-the-shelf.
He went from a Dacron string to a Phase 1 string and then built a Flemish twist string.
Because cutaneous anthrax was suspected, wound crusts, swabs for bacterial cultures, and Dacron swabs used for PCR were mailed as quickly as possible to the Belgian national reference laboratory.
Moisten a Dacron (not cotton) swab with tap water or saline and insert it past the anal-rectal junction as far as it will go.
The kit contains a 15 x 75 mm tube with 3 mL of sterile deionized water and an attached Dacron swab, and a 15 x 75 mm tube with 5 mLs of D/E Neutralizing Broth.