Coating Technique’s Application in the Improvement of Mechanical Behavior of Polyester Textile in Corrosive Environment
Polyester textiles usually have excellent mechanical properties. However, their mechanical behaviors under extreme conditions such as in the environment with high ozone concentration usually decay after a certain time period. Aiming at increasing the mechanical behavior of commercial polyester textiles under extreme conditions, a PET thin film coated with pure aluminum (Al) on its surface has been introduced as the top layer of the fabricated material with polyester textile as the middle layer. Main purpose of the study is to evaluate the role of aluminum thin film on the surface in improving the mechanical behavior of the polyester textiles after they have been exposed in the environment with extremely high concentration of ozone gas.
G. N. Liu et al., "Coating Technique’s Application in the Improvement of Mechanical Behavior of Polyester Textile in Corrosive Environment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1814-1817, 2011