Continuous Plasma Treatment of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Fibres for Adhesion Improvement

Steluta Teodoru, Yukihiro Kusano, Noemi Rozlosnik, Poul Michelsen

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    Abstract

    A dielectric barrier discharge in Ar, He, He/O2, N2 or O2 at atmospheric pressure was used for the continuous plasma treatment of UHMWPE fibres. The influence of the input power of the discharge and the gas flow rate on surface modification is studied with the aim of adhesion improvement. Surface characterization using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy shows a significant increase in polar functional groups and roughness at the surfaces after plasma treatment, indicating that adhesive properties can be improved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
    Volume6
    Issue numberS1
    Pages (from-to)S375-S381
    ISSN1612-8850
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event11th International conference on plasma surface engineering - Garmisch Partenkirchen (DE), 15-19 Sep
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    Conference11th International conference on plasma surface engineering
    CityGarmisch Partenkirchen (DE), 15-19 Sep
    Period01/01/2008 → …

    Keywords

    • Plasma processing
    • adhesion
    • dielectric barrier discharge
    • fibre
    • surface modification
    • UHMWPE

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