3D Bioplotter Research Papers

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Utilisation of waste wool through fabrication of 3D water-resistant polyvinyl alcohol composite: Impact of micro-sized wool powders

Journal of Materials Research and Technology 2023

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a biodegradable polymer having applications in several industries, such as textiles and paper manufacturing. Due to the water solubility, it is also a useful solvent in 3D dispensing to extrude printable solutions at a low temperature. However, its hydrophilicity is a drawback when considering the property of the end-use material if water contact is required. Using the water solubility of PVA as a benefit during 3D dispensing but avoiding the hydrophilicity in the printed material is tricky and unresolved. This study proposes a technique to achieve this phenomenon by taking advantage of the natural hydrophobicity of…