Effect of SF6 plasma treatment on hydrophobicity improvement of fabrics

Publication Issue: 
Volume 28, Number 1&2, 2007
Page No: 
Date Received: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Authors' Name: 
T. Supasai
B. Paosawatyanyong
S. K. Hodak
Authors' Affiliation and Address: 

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


To improve fabrics characteristics, conventional finishing processes usually include wet chemical treatments. On this regards, the finishing of fabrics by plasma processes are proposed to advantageously replaced many of such chemical treatments. This is due to the minimal contamination and the high acquiring speed in the plasma processes. Moreover, most plasma process only produces minimal gases exhaust, hence, more environmentally friendly. There are several possible activations during the plasma treatment i.e. surface deposition, polymerization, grafting, and etching.

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