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M. Żenkiewicz

Flame modification of the surface of plastics articles

Polimery 2000, No 2, 81

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2000.081


A review covering the general objectives of surface modification of plastics articles with particular reference to the flame modification technique. Hydrocarbon combustion conditions and flame modification parameters are described. Flame modification effects exercised on various, mostly polyolefinic, products are synthetically analyzed. The flame technique is shown to be advantageous and complementary to the corona-discharge technique. The effects of the polypropylene modification conditions on the oxygen content, the wetting angle for water, the free surface energy and the resistance of adhesion bonds are described.
Keywords: surface of polymeric products, adhesion strength, flame-modification of polymer's surface, polyethylene, polypropylene
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Flame modification of the surface of plastics articles