Corona discharge in an air as a method of modification
of polymeric materials' surface layers
The physical and chemical principles of the process of polymeric material surface layer (WW) modification using corona discharge (WK) in an air were discussed. The phenomenon of low temperature plasma formation and the way of its interaction with polymer surface were described. Basic aims of the process of modification with WK were presented as well as the results obtained this way for particular polymers, among others PE, PP, PVC, PET. In case of PE and PP also the composite materials with polyolefine matrix or fiber filler were considered. The possibilities of corona discharge use in graft polymerization were noticed. Also numerous directions of practical use of the changes of polymers' surface layers caused by corona discharge were marked.
Key words: polymeric materials, corona discharge, surface layer, modification
Corona discharge in an air as a method of modification of polymeric materials' surface layers