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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers

Relevance to Adhesion
Edited by Michael Thomas and K.L. Mittal
Series: Adhesion and Adhesives: Fundamental and Applied Aspects
Copyright: 2013   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118596210  |  Hardcover  |  
415 pages | 178 illustrations
Price: $195 USD
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An indispensable volume detailing the current and potential applications of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment by experts practicing in fields around the world

The information provided in this book should be of great interest and value to surface and chemical engineers as well as R&D, manufacturing, and quality control personnel in a host of industries and technological areas such as printing, textile, adhesive bonding, packaging, automotive, aerospace, composites,microfluidics, biomedical, paint, microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

Polymers are used in a wide variety of industries to fabricate legions of products because of their manydesirable traits. However, polymers in general (and polyolefins, in particular) are innately not very adhesionable because of the absence of polar or reactive groups on their surfaces and concomitant low surface energy. Surface treatment of polymers, however, is essential to impart reactive chemical groups on their surfaces to enhance their adhesion characteristic. Proper surface treatment can endow polymers with improved adhesion without affecting the bulk properties.

A plethora of techniques (ranging from wet to dry, simple to sophisticated, vacuum to non-vacuum) for polymer surface modification have been documented in the literature but the Atmospheric Pressure Plasma(APP) treatment has attracted much attention because it offers many advantages vis-a-vis other techniques, namely uniform treatment, continuous operation, no need for vacuum, simplicity, low cost, no environmental or disposal concern, and applicability to large area samples.

Although the emphasis in this book is on the utility of APP treatment for enhancement of polymer adhesion,APP is also applicable and effective to modulate many other surface properties of polymers: superhydrophilicity,superhydrophobicity, anti-fouling, anti-fogging, anti-icing, cell adhesion, biocompatibility,tribological behavior, etc.

The key features of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers:
• Address design and functions of various types of reactors
• Bring out current and potential applications of APP treatment
• Represent the cumulative wisdom of many key academic and industry researchers actively engaged in this key and enabling technology

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Author / Editor Details
Michael Thomas is the head of the Department of Atmospheric Pressure Processes at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST), Germany, and has more than 15 years’ experience in surface technology. Trained as a chemist, his work is focused on fundamental and industrial projects of surface treatment and coatings in the area of plasma processes at atmospheric pressure, with specific interest in adhesion using dielectric barrier discharge and microplasma-based processes. He has published more than 30 technical papers and professional articles and holds 10 patents on the topic of atmospheric pressure plasma technology.

Kashmiri Lal Mittal was employed by the IBM Corporation from 1972 through 1993. Currently, he is teaching and consulting worldwide in the broad areas of adhesion as well as surface cleaning. He has received numerous awards and honors including the title of doctor honoris causa from Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is the editor of more than 110 volumes dealing with adhesion measurement, adhesion of polymeric coatings, polymer surfaces, adhesive joints, adhesion promoters, thin films, polyimides, surface modification, surface cleaning, and surfactants.

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Table of Contents
Part 1: Fundamental Aspects
1 Combinatorial Plasma-based Surface Modification of Polymers by Means of Plasma Printing with Gas-Carrying Plasma Stamps at Ambient Pressure

Alena Hinze, Andrew Marchesseault, Stephanus Büttgenbach, Michael Thomas and Claus-Peter Klages
2 Treatment of Polymer Surfaces with Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasmas
Marcel Šimor
3 Selective Surface Modification of Polymeric Materials by Atmospheric-Pressure Plasmas: Selective Substitution Reactions on Polymer Surfaces by Different Plasmas
Norihiro Inagaki
4 Permanence of Functional Groups at Polyolefin Surfaces Introduced by Dielectric Barrier Discharge Pretreatment in Presence of Aerosols
R. Mix, J. F. Friedrich and N. Inagaki
5 Achieving Nano-scale Surface Structure on Wool Fabric by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment
C.W. Kan, W.Y.I. Tsoi, C.W.M. Yuen, T.M. Choi and T.B. Tang
6 Deposition of Nanosilica Coatings on Plasma Activated Polyethylene Films
D. D. Pappas, A. A. Bujanda, J. A. Orlicki, J. D. Demaree,J. K. Hirvonen, R. E. Jensen and S. H. McKnight
7 Atmospheric Plasma Treatment of Polymers for Biomedical Applications
N. Gomathi, A. K. Chanda and S. Neogi
Part 2 Adhesion Enhancement
8 Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Polymerization Surface Treatments by Dielectric Barrier Discharge for Enhanced Polymer-Polymer and Metal-Polymer Adhesion

Maryline Moreno-Couranjou, Nicolas D. Boscher, David Duday, Rémy Maurau, Elodie Lecoq and Patrick Choquet
9 Adhesion Improvement by Nitrogen Functionalization of Polymers Using DBD-based Plasma Sources at Ambient Pressure
Michael Thomas, Marko Eichler, Kristina Lachmann,Jochen Borris, Alena Hinze and Claus-Peter Klages
10 Adhesion Improvement of Polypropylene through Aerosol Assisted Plasma Deposition at Atmospheric Pressure
Marjorie Dubreuil, Erik Bongaers and Dirk Vangeneugden
11 The Effect of Helium-Air, Helium-Water Vapor, Helium-Oxygen, and Helium-Nitrogen Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas on the Adhesion Strength of Polyethylene
Victor Rodriguez-Santiago, Andres A. Bujanda,Kenneth E. Strawhecker and Daphne D. Pappas
12 Atmospheric Plasma Surface Treatment of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber: Study of Adhesion and Ageing Effects
Cátia A. Carreira, Ricardo M. Silva, Vera V. Pinto, Maria José Ferreira, Fernando Sousa,Fernando Silva and Carlos M. Pereira
13 Atmospheric Plasma Treatment in Extrusion Coating: Part 1 Surface Wetting and LDPE Adhesion to Paper
Mikko Tuominen, J. Lavonen, H. Teisala, M. Stepien and J. Kuusipalo
14 Atmospheric Plasma Treatment in Extrusion Coating: Part 2 Surface Modification of LDPE and PP Coated Papers
Mikko Tuominen, J. Lavonen, J. Lahti and J. Kuusipalo
15 Achieving Enhanced Fracture Toughness of Adhesively Bonded Cured Composite Joint Systems Using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatments
Amsarani Ramamoorthy, Joseph Mohan, Greg Byrne,Neal Murphy, Alojz Ivankovic and Denis P. Dowling

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SCI055000: Science/Physics/General
TEC021000: Technology & Engineering/Materials Science
TEC009060: Technology & Engineering/Industrial Engineering
TDCK: Surface-coatings Technology
TGM: Materials Science

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