Table 1: Suture holding strength measurement results for TPU : PDMS blends in the ratio 80 : 20 with compatibilizer content from 0–5 pbw.

Sample codeMax. load ( )Max. strain (%)

80 : 2010.2 (9.7)86 (87)
80 : 20 : 211.6 (11.1)62 (68)
80 : 20 : 59.7 (8.7)67 (64)

The values given in bracket are for samples with surface microporosity.