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F. Leroux, C. Campagne, A. Perwuelz, L. Gengembre

Fluorocarbon nano-coating of polyester fabrics by atmospheric air plasma with aerosol

Applied Surface Science 254 (2008) 3902-3908

A fluorocarbon coating was deposited on polyester (PET) woven fabric using pulse discharge plasma treatment by injecting a fluoropolymer directly into the plasma dielectric barrier discharge. The objective of the treatment was to improve the hydrophobic properties as well as the repellent behaviour of the polyester fabric. Plasma treatment conditions were optimised to obtain optimal hydrophobic properties which were evaluated using water contact angle measurement as well as spray-test method at the polyester fabric surface. The study showed that adhesion of the fluoropolymer to the woven PET was greatly enhanced by the air plasma treatment. X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) analyses revealed chemical surface modifications occurring after the plasma treatments. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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