1st Edition

Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, Volume 2

Edited By Kash L. Mittal Copyright 2000

    This book chronicles the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion held Newark, New Jersey, May 24--26, 1999. Polymeric materials are intrinsically not very adhesionable and this necessitates their surface treatment to enhance their adhesion characteristics to other materials. Since the first symposium on this topic, held in 1993, there has been a tremendous R&D activity in devising novel or ameliorating the existing techniques for surface modification of polymers. This volume contains a total of 32 papers, which have been rigorously peer-reviewed and suitably revised before inclusion in this volume. The book is divided into three parts as follows. Part 1: Plasma Surface Modification Techniques; Part 2: Other/Miscellaneous Surface Modification Techniques; and Part 3: General Papers. The topics covered include: plasma surface modification of a variety of polymers using various plasma gases; atmospheric plasma system; surface functionalization; ultrahydrophobic polymeric surfaces; metallization of plasma treated polymers; surface modification of polymers via molecular design for adhesion promotion; wet chemical methods for polymer surface modification; laser surface modification of various polymers; UV/ozone treatment; surface and interface studies of treated polymer surfaces by an array of techniques; bioadhesion of polymeric biomaterials to tissue; polymer-fiber systems; and plasma deposited coatings.

    PART 1 PLASMA SURFACE MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES: Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) in RF glow-discharge (H2, He, Ar, O2, N2, NH3) plasmas. XPS characterization, M. Charbonnier, M. Romand, M. Alami and Tran Minh Duc; Plasma surface modification of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) substrates - a route for electroless plating, M. Charbonnier, M. Romand and M. Alami; Chemically well-defined surface functionalization of polyethylene and polypropylene by pulsed plasma modification followed by grafting of molecules, G. Kuhn, A. Ghode, St. Weidner, I. Retzko, W.E.S. Unger and J.F. Friedrich; A novel atmospheric plasma system for polymer surface treatment, A. Yializis, S.A. Pirzada and W. Decker; Ultrahydrophobic polymeric surfaces prepared using plasma chemistry, M.C. Hsieh, J.P. Youngblood, W. Chen and T.J. McCarthy; Treatment of vulcanized SBR rubber with low-pressure gas plasma using oxygen-nitrogen mixtures, A.B. Ortiz-Magan, M. Mercedes Pastor-Blas, T.P. Ferrandiz-Gomez and J.M. Martin-Martinez; Plasma treated polycarbonate as substrate for culture of adherent mammalian cells, A. Larsson and A. Ocklind; Significance of interfacial redox reactions and formation of metal-organic complexes for the adhesion of metals on pristine and plasma-treated polymers, J.F. Friedrich, W.E.S. Unger, A. Lippitz, R. Giebler, I. Koprinarov, St. Weidner and G. Kuhn; An XPS and SFM study of plasma treatment and A1 metallisation of polycarbonate - A comparison of SF6 and Ar plasma treatments, H. Kopf, C. Seidel, B. Gotsmann, H. Fuchs and K. Reihs; Copper metallization of plasma-treated fluorinated polymers - Study of the interface and adhesion measurements, M. Tatoulian, F. Cavalli, G. Lorang, J. Amouroux and F. Arefi-Khonsari; Effect of plasma treatment on reinforcement-matrix interaction in Kevlar fibre/bismaleimide composites, S.S. Shyu, T.K. Lin, F.H. Su and S.J. Wu; Plasma surface modification of carbon fibres to improve adhesion in carbon fibre/epoxy composites, N. Dilsiz and G. Akovali; Improved rubber adhesion to textile tire cords by deposition of plasma-polymerized films, W.J. van Ooij, S. Luo, E. Mader and K. Mai; Surface modification of powders using a fluidized bed plasma reactor, W.J. van Ooij and A. Chityala. (Part contents).


    Kash L. Mittal