Microstructure and adhesive properties of TiO2 coating on PU and PVC leathers

Dagang Miao, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang (Corresponding Author), Diandong Zhao, Ronghui Guo

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) films were deposited onto polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) leather by magnetron sputtering, respectively. The crystal structure of the prepared film was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the surface morphology of the TiO2 films was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM). The SEM and AFM observations revealed that the surface roughness of the substrates was an extremely important influencing factor on the morphology of the TiO2 films. Moreover, a calculation formulation on the weight loss of per peeling force was proposed to determine the bonding strength between the TiO2 films and the substrates. It was found that the adhesive performance of the TiO2 nanofilms coating on PVC leather was better than that on the substrate of the PU leather.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-885
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2015


  • adhesiveness
  • PU and PVC leathers
  • surface morphology
  • TiO 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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