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I'm looking for stress/strain data for Latex used in surgical gloves. Can anyone point me to a source? Also looking for a value for density.
That's a tough question. My understanding is that Latex gloves are made of vulcanized natural rubber (NR, IR, Polyisoprene). Unfilled NR has a density of about 950 kg/m^3, and a small strain Young's modulus of about 0.5 MPa.
If you need accurate stress-strain data I suggest performing a few tension tests on cut specimens from the surgical gloves that you are interested in.
Best of luck,
Wow. You are going to need a -very- sensitive load transducer for this.
Okay, maybe here's a more constructive thought:
An equibiaxial test of a sample cut from the surgical glove may be very appropriate given the thin nature of your material.
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