A study on impact and tensile strength of acrylic resin filled with short ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers.

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Taner B., DOĞAN A., Tínçer T., Akinay A.

Journal of oral science, vol.41, no.1, pp.15-18, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.2334/josnusd.41.15
  • Journal Name: Journal of oral science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-18
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In dentistry, acrylates have been used for preparing denture bases for 50 years. Although polymethylmethacrylates (PMMA) are known to be an ideal base material, they possess some undesirable mechanical properties, especially their impact strength and tensile strength, which appear to be unsatisfactory for some applications. Additives and fibers have therefore been used to enhance and improve these properties over the last two decades. The present article describes the mechanical properties, impact and tensile strength of PMMA reinforced with chopped ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (6 mm long). It was found that, although the processing involved for high loading of fibers into the PMMA was difficult, the resulting improvement of impact strength was substantial.