Effect of low temperature plasma treatment on the electroless nickel plating of polyester fabric

C. W.M. Yuen, S. Q. Jiang, Chi Wai Kan, W. S. Tung

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Abstract

The present study is performed with an objective to acquire a deeper understanding of the properties of nickel-plated polyester fabric after conducing low temperature plasma (LTP) treatment. LTP treatment with oxygen and argon gases was employed to render a hydrophilic property of woven polyester fabrics and facilitate the absorption of a palladium catalyst to provide a catalytic surface for electroless nickel plating. The properties of LTP-induced electroless nickel-plated polyester fabrics were evaluated by various standard testing methods in terms of both physical and chemical performanees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2046-2053
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Fiber
  • Low temperature plasma
  • Polyester
  • Surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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