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M. Żenkiewicz, P. Rytlewski, R. Malinowski

Low-temperature plasma modification of polymers — Methods and equipment

Polimery 2011, No 3, 185


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2011.185

Summary

This paper constitutes a comprehensive review of the literature on the application of low-temperature plasma for the modification of the surface layers (SL) of polymeric materials (Figs 1—3, Table 1). The main objectives for modification of these materials have been discussed and a short description of the basic methods of modification has been presented. The principles of low-temperature plasma and the way in which it influences selected properties of the surfaces of polymers have also been evaluated. The application of low-temperature plasma generated under atmospheric or reduced pressures in some selected modification methods with special consideration of the corona discharge method in air has been presented (Figs 4—11).


Key words: polymeric materials, surface layer modification, low-temperature plasma, corona treatment

e-mail: marzenk@ukw.edu.pl

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Low-temperature plasma modification of polymers — Methods and equipment