Hydrophobisation of hydrophilic imitation leather with polyester surface by atmospheric pressure plasma treatment

Chi Wai Kan, C. H. Kwong, S. P. Ng

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This paper investigates the parameters of atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) jet for enhancing the hydrophobicity of polyester surface in imitation leather with a precursor of tetramethylsilane. A wide range of process parameters were studied. Under a specific combination of process parameters, a hydrophobic surface was obtained on the APP-treated sample with good hydrophobicity to water, coffee as well as milk tea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


  • atmospheric pressure plasma
  • contact angle
  • hydrophobic
  • polyester surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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