Physical and chemical aspects of glow discharge reaction on synthetic fibers
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 41, Issue 11-12, pages 2561–2567, 1990
How to Cite
Mitchenko, Yu. I., Fenin, V. A. and Chegolya, A. S. (1990), Physical and chemical aspects of glow discharge reaction on synthetic fibers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41: 2561–2567. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070411103
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 NOV 1989
- Manuscript Received: 17 APR 1989
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), polyamide fibres, and films have been discharge treated. The resulting surface modifications analysed via ESR, IR, UV contact angle measurements. Discharge treatment introduces radicals and OH groups into the surface. But it does not correlate with wetability. Discharge treatment also produces the changes in conformation of macromolecules and roughness. This process is largely responsible for the wetability.