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Materials 2012, 5(12), 2937-2959; doi:10.3390/ma5122937
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Recent Progress in Surface Modification of Polyvinyl Chloride

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, 2,* , 2
 and 3
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran 2 Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín 76001, Czech Republic 3 Plasma Laboratory, Department of Surface Engineering, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova Cesta 39, Ljubljana SI1000, Slovenia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 September 2012 / Revised: 11 December 2012 / Accepted: 11 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Abstract

Surface modification of polymers has become a vibrant field of research on account of a myriad of rationales which stimulated numerous efforts. The current paper serves as a condensed survey of the advances made through different approaches adopted for tuning the surface properties of polyvinyl chloride as a homopolymer extensively used on a large scale. Though it does not address all challenges involved, this paper communicates and highlights, through concise discussion, the findings of the efforts undertaken in recent decades. It is ultimately concluded with a perspective of the huge capacities and promising future directions.
Keywords: polyvinyl chloride; surface modification; surface treatment polyvinyl chloride; surface modification; surface treatment
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Asadinezhad, A.; Lehocký, M.; Sáha, P.; Mozetič, M. Recent Progress in Surface Modification of Polyvinyl Chloride. Materials 2012, 5, 2937-2959.

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