Atmospheric‐Air Plasma Surface Modification of Polyethylene Powder

  title={Atmospheric‐Air Plasma Surface Modification of Polyethylene Powder},
  author={Jan P{\'i}chal and Jan Hladik and Petr Spatenka},
The surface modification of polyethylene powder using a plasma reactor based on a dielectric barrier discharge in air at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature is investigated. The process is inexpensive, and the necessity of any vacuum equipment and technical gases is alleviated. The efficiency of the modification process was successfully demonstrated by ESCA measurements that proved formation of new functional groups at the modified powder surface. The modification effect was also… CONTINUE READING