Plasmas and Polymers

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 237–257 | Cite as

Surface Modification and Characterization of Dichloromethane Plasma Treated Polypropylene Film

  • D. J. Upadhyay
  • N. V. Bhat


Surface of polypropylene (PP) film was modified in plasma of dichloromethane (CH2Cl2). The nature of surface modifications and formation of cross-linked layer due to plasma polymerization was studied by surface energy measurements and solubility test. Surface modification achieved by CH2Cl2 plasma was compared with the reported work on chloroform (CHCl3) and carbontetrachloride (CCl4) plasma modifications. Modified surface characterized by ATR-FTIR technique indicated formation of saturated and unsaturated cross-linked product. On the basis of relative intensity change of the specific bands, the site of attachment of chlorine on PP surface was investigated. Adhesive strength of modified film was measured by T-peel test method. Stability of modified surface was studied by measuring surface energy and peel strength after two months.

Plasma polymerization polypropylene surface energy ATR-FTIR T-peel strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Ulster, ColeraineNorthern IrelandUK
  2. 2.Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), LBS Marg, GhatkoparMumbai-86India

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