Superhydrophobic Properties of Nanotextured Polypropylene Foils Fabricated by Roll-to-Roll Extrusion Coating

Agnieszka Telecka, Swathi Murthy, Ling Sun, Henrik Pranov, Rafael J. Taboryski

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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of roll-to-roll extrusion coating (R2R-EC) for fabrication of nanopatterned polypropylene (PP) foils with strong antiwetting properties. The antiwetting nanopattern is originated from textured surfaces fabricated on silicon wafers by a single-step method of reactive ion etching with different processing gas flow rates. We provide a systematic study of the wetting properties for the fabricated surfaces and show that a controlled texture stretching effect in the R2R-EC process is instrumental to yield the superhydrophobic surfaces with water contact angles approaching 160° and droplet roll-off angles below 10°.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume5
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1034-1038
ISSN2161-1653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Superhydrophobic Properties of Nanotextured Polypropylene Foils Fabricated by Roll-to-Roll Extrusion Coating. / Telecka, Agnieszka; Murthy, Swathi; Sun, Ling; Pranov, Henrik; Taboryski, Rafael J.

In: ACS Macro Letters, Vol. 5, No. 9, 2016, p. 1034-1038.

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