Self-sealing and puncture resistant breathable membranes for water-evaporation applications

Martin Rother, Jonas Barmettler, Andreas Reichmuth, Jose V. Araujo, Christian Rytka, Olfa Glaied, Uwe Pieles, Nico Bruns

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Abstract

Breathable and waterproof membranes that self-seal damaged areas are prepared by modifying a poly(ether ester) membrane with an amphiphilic polymer co-network. The latter swells in water and the gel closes punctures. Damaged composite membranes remain water tight up to pressures of at least 1.6 bar. This material is useful for applications where water-vapor permeability, self-sealing properties, and waterproofness are desired, as demonstrated for a medical cooling device.

LanguageEnglish
Pages6620-6624
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number42
Early online date29 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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Evaporation
Membranes
Water
Composite membranes
Steam
Ether
Water vapor
Seals
Ethers
Esters
Polymers
Gels
Cooling

Keywords

  • amphiphilic polymer co-networks
  • bio-inspired materials
  • breathable and waterproof membranes
  • medical skin cooling garment
  • self-healing materials

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Rother, M., Barmettler, J., Reichmuth, A., Araujo, J. V., Rytka, C., Glaied, O., ... Bruns, N. (2015). Self-sealing and puncture resistant breathable membranes for water-evaporation applications. Advanced Materials, 27(42), 6620-6624. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201502761
Rother, Martin ; Barmettler, Jonas ; Reichmuth, Andreas ; Araujo, Jose V. ; Rytka, Christian ; Glaied, Olfa ; Pieles, Uwe ; Bruns, Nico. / Self-sealing and puncture resistant breathable membranes for water-evaporation applications. In: Advanced Materials. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 42. pp. 6620-6624.
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