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Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(2), 59; doi:10.3390/app6020059

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Surface Treatment of Rayon Flock Synthetic Leather with Tetramethylsilane

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Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 00852, China
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Hong Kong Community College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 00852, China
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Academic Editor: Samuel Adeloju
Received: 11 December 2015 / Revised: 4 February 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2016 / Published: 22 February 2016
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Abstract

This paper investigates the use of atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) treatment for improving the surface hydrophobicity of rayon flock synthetic leather with organosilane precursor (tetramethylsilane (TMS)). Plasma deposition of TMS is regarded as an effective, simple, and low-pollution process. The results show that a highly hydrophobic surface is formulated on the rayon flock synthetic leather. Under a particular combination of treatment parameters, a hydrophobic surface was achieved on the APP-treated sample with a contact angle of 135° while the untreated sample had a contact angle of 0° (i.e., the fabric surface was completely drenched immediately). Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the deposition of organosilane. View Full-Text
Keywords: atmospheric pressure plasma; hydrophobic; rayon flock; synthetic leather; contact atmospheric pressure plasma; hydrophobic; rayon flock; synthetic leather; contact
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Kan, C.-W.; Kwong, C.-H.; Ng, S.-P. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Surface Treatment of Rayon Flock Synthetic Leather with Tetramethylsilane. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 59.

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