A new concept of three dimensional weaving of bifurcated vascular prostheses

S. Ben Abdessalem, S. Mokhtar, B. Durand, N. Chakfe

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A prototype of manual weaving machine has been developed for the fabrication of straight and bifurcated tubular structures used as vascular prostheses, conceiving a special heald frames selection device. This permits the selection of two branches warp yarns of the bifurcated structure separately and allows weft insertion to the middle of the warp sheet. The machine has been successfully used to weave a bifurcated prosthesis with biocompatible Dacron polyester filaments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Bifurcated vascular prosthesis
  • Dacron polyester
  • Three dimensional weaving
  • Tubular fabrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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