Figure 3. Results from Tensile Strength Experiment

Note: The healthy control included 23 samples on average while the bleached control included an average of 21 samples (* = estimated value).

  Healthy Control std dev Healthy 5 min std dev Bleached Control std dev Bleached 5 min std dev
Stearyl Alcohol (control)
Diameter
(micrometers)
73.90 21.52     82.50 20.94    
Denier 50.92 - 38.01 - 63.44* - 37.96* -
Initial Modulus
(gf/den)
34.10 13.91 40.86 12.75 23.70 15.84 42.24 13.32
Tenacity at Break
(gf/den)
1.31 0.52 1.46 0.44 0.82 0.27 1.40 0.51
Elongation at Break (%) 43.12 4.11 38.99 5.55 96.47 143.19 47.05 4.66
Toughness (gf/den) 0.35 0.15 0.37 0.13 0.24 0.09 0.43 0.18
Glycolic Acid Treatment
Diameter
(micrometers)
73.90 21.52     82.50 20.94    
Denier 50.92 - 40.21 - 63.44* - 38.45* -
Initial Modulus
(gf/den)
34.10 13.91 38.49 7.71 23.70 15.84 45.25 12.70
Tenacity at Break
(gf/den)
1.31 0.52 1.56 0.30 0.82 0.27 1.47 0.54
Elongation at Break (%) 43.12 4.11 43.79 3.04 96.47 143.19 47.10 6.60
Toughness (gf/den) 0.35 0.15 0.40 0.09 0.24 0.09 0.45 0.22
Bioplex Cetylsil S
Diameter
(micrometers)
73.90 21.52     82.50 20.94    
Denier 50.92 - 38.80 - 63.44* - 40.24* -
Initial Modulus
(gf/den)
34.10 13.91 43.10 15.00 23.70 15.84 43.23 17.58
Tenacity at Break
(gf/den)
1.31 0.52 1.54 0.50 0.82 0.27 1.52 0.53
Elongation at Break (%) 43.12 4.11 40.22 4.21 96.47 143.19 50.64 6.27
Toughness (gf/den) 0.35 0.15 0.39 0.14 0.24 0.09 0.48 0.19
Dow Corning 2-8194 Microemulsion
Diameter
(micrometers)
73.90 21.52     82.50 20.94    
Denier 50.92 - 34.94 - 63.44* - 43.06* -
Initial Modulus
(gf/den)
34.10 13.91 45.32 19.08 23.70 15.84 39.48 12.54
Tenacity at Break
(gf/den)
1.31 0.52 1.74 0.71 0.82 0.27 1.34 0.45
Elongation at Break (%) 43.12 4.11 45.68 3.51 96.47 143.19 54.27 7.92
Toughness (gf/den) 0.35 0.15 0.50 0.23 0.24 0.09 0.49 0.22
Incroquat Behenyl TMS
Diameter
(micrometers)
73.90 21.52     82.50 20.94    
Denier 50.92 - 39.67 - 63.44* - 36.12* -
Initial Modulus
(gf/den)
34.10 13.91 44.73 14.56 23.70 15.84 44.47 16.84
Tenacity at Break
(gf/den)
1.31 0.52 1.43 0.56 0.82 0.27 1.63 0.58
Elongation at Break (%) 43.12 4.11 44.13 7.50 96.47 143.19 41.73 2.68
Toughness (gf/den) 0.35 0.15 0.42 0.19 0.24 0.09 0.43 0.17