Screenings Platform for Easy Surface Modification of Polymers

Christian Andersen, Anders E. Daugaard

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Abstract

The modification of polymer surfaces is an important way to alter surface properties to fit a desired application and is used, among others, to give adhesive properties, chemical resistance, reduced friction, hydrophilicity, biocompatibility etc. However, most polymer surfaces are relatively inert and to allow for attachment of the modifying species, activation is generally needed. This can be achieved via many different techniques such as plasma activation or grafting to/from methods.1,2.
In this project, we present a unique platform that in a feasible and easy manner, allows for surface modification of various polymer surfaces. The design of the setup makes it possible for a fast and systematic screening of many different monomer compositions. The system was used to evaluate the influence of the chemical feed composition in relation to the acquired surface properties. Confirmation of the modifications on the surfaces was done by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and water contact angle measurements (WCA).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventNordic Polymer Days 2018 - IDA Conference Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 28 May 201830 May 2018

Conference

ConferenceNordic Polymer Days 2018
LocationIDA Conference Centre
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period28/05/201830/05/2018

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