Adhesive properties of S.S to PU and PVC leathers

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Dagang Miao, Diandong Zhao

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the interfacial nanostructures and the adhesions of the stainless steel (S.S) coating to the polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) leathers. Design/methodology/approach: PU leather and PVC leather deposit S.S nano-films on the surface of PU and PVC leathers in this study. The interfacial nanostructures were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The experimental results revealed that the surface roughness of the substrates had extremely important influence on the morphology of nano-films. The adhesions of the S.S coating to the PU and PVC leathers were investigated by the peel-off test. Findings: The results showed that the adhesive performance of the S.S nano-films coating on PVC leather was better than that on the substrate of PU leather. Moreover, a weight loss of per peeling force calculating formulation is proposed to determine the bonding strength between the S.S films and the substrates. Originality/value: In this paper, influence of different substrates on surface morphology of S.S coating was studied by SEM and AFM. Moreover, the weight loss of per peeling force calculating formulation was used to discuss the bonding strength between the S.S coating and the substrates. The research methods presented in this paper are of innovation significance to a certain extent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Adhesiveness
  • AFM
  • Coating
  • Microstructure
  • Peeling
  • Polyurethane leather
  • Polyvinyl chloride leather
  • SEM
  • Stainless steel
  • Surface morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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