Functional nanostructures on injection molded plastic

Alicia Charlotte Johansson, Emil Søgaard, Nis Korsgaard Andersen, Ling Sun, Rafael J. Taboryski

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    Abstract

    Nanotechnology can be used to make inexpensive plastic parts with functional surfaces. The plastic parts can be molded using a standard injection molding process. The nanostructures are directly transferred from the surface of the molding tool to the surface of the molded plastic part during the molding process. The main advantage with this method is that surface treatments and chemical additives are avoided, which minimizes health risks and simplifies recycling. Another advantage is that the unique technology enables nanostructuring of free form molded parts.
    The functional surfaces can have many different properties including anti-reflective, self-cleaning, anti-stiction or color effects. In this work we focus on the superhydrophobic and self-cleaning properties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventPittcon 2014 - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 2 Mar 20146 Mar 2014

    Conference

    ConferencePittcon 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period02/03/201406/03/2014

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