Oxygen Plasma Treatment of Rubber Surface by the Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Torch

Bong-ju Lee, Yukihiro Kusano, Nobuko Kato, Kazuo Naito, Takao Horiuchi, Hideomi Koinuma

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Abstract

A new application of the atmospheric cold plasma torch has been investigated. Namely, the surface treatment of an air-exposed vulcanized rubber compound. The effect of plasma treatment was evaluated by the bondability of the treated rubber compound with another rubber compound using a polyurethane adhesive. The adhesion property was improved by treatment of the rubber compound with plasma containing oxygen radicals. Physical and chemical changes of the rubber surface as a result of the plasma treatment were analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflection (FTIR-ATR).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume36
Pages (from-to)2888-2891
ISSN0021-4922
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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