, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 231-233
Date: 23 May 2007

Laser surface roughening of PTFE for increased bonding strength

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Abstract

Treatment of pure Teflon (PTFE) with UV laser pulses (193 nm) produces area-selective rough surfaces. These irradiated areas are bondable with ordinary adhesives. The stability of the bonds is about one order of magnitude higher than that of bonds with untreated Teflon.

PACS

61.80.Ba; 68.35.Ct; 68.35.Np