Effect of polyester fabric through electroless Ni-P plating

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Process for electroless nickel-phosphorous (Ni-P) plating has been investigated as a metallizing treatment technology on polyester fabric. The microstructure and mechanical performance of Ni-P-plated polyester fabric are investigated in this study. Surface modifications of Ni-P-plated polyester fiber were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The changes in weight and thickness of the Ni-P-plated polyester fabric were determined through direct measurements. Systematic investigations, including bending rigidity, tearing strength, tensile strength, elongation at break, air permeability, wettability and absorbency, and anti-static property were conducted on untreated and metallized polyester fabrics. A thorough discussion and quantitative report were made on the specific performance of the Ni-P-plated polyester fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Electroless nickel-phosphorous plating
  • Modification
  • Polyester fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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