Influence of surface treatment on the electroless nickel plating of textile fabric

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

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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 treatment. Low temperature plasma 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 in order to provide a catalytic surface for electroless nickel plating. The properties of plasma-induced electroless nickel-plated polyester fabrics were evaluated by various standard testing methods in terms of both physical and chemical performances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5250-5257
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2007


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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