The Surface Hydrophilicity of Polypropylene Non-Woven Treated by Atmospheric Glow Plasma
In this paper, polypropylene (PP) melt blown non-woven fabric is treated by atmospheric He, He/O2 or He/CO2 glow discharge plasma. The variation of the surface hidrophilicity of PP sample is experimentally investigated by the surface water contact angle. The results show that the surface water contact angle firstly has a sharp decline and then up to saturation. It is worth noting that the time the water contact angle is up to saturation greatly shortens when a spot of O2 or CO2 are added into the atmospheric He. In addition, when the PP samples are treated by the atmospheric glow discharge plasma, it is necessary of selecting a right applied voltage.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
Y. Zhang et al., "The Surface Hydrophilicity of Polypropylene Non-Woven Treated by Atmospheric Glow Plasma", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1413-1416, 2011