Preparation and characterization of copper-coated polyester fabric pretreated with laser by magnetron sputtering

Linghui Peng, Ronghui Guo, Jianwu Lan, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Zhouyi Zhang, Jiangtao Xu

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Laser treatment is a high-efficiency coating process with many advantages of stable performance, convenient operation and environmental friendly. In this study, an efficient method for the pretreatment of polyester fabric, based on exposure to the output from a CO2laser, is investigated. Polyester fabrics were treated by laser and then copper films were coated on the surface of treated polyester fabrics by magnetron sputtering method. Copper-coated polyester fabrics were characterized by XRD and SEM. Contact angle, heat generation and electrical conductivity of copper coated polyester fabric were tested. The electrical conductivity, UPF value and contact angle of copper-coated polyester fabric with pretreatment of 6.5 W lasers are 0.239 Ω/sq, 147.4, and 128.5°, respectively. The temperature of copper-coated fabric can be kept at 25.8℃ using only 5 V. The results suggest that the copper-coated polyester fabric with pretreatment of laser has excellent electrical conductive property, hydrophobicity, UV blocking, and heat generation properties. The adhesion strength between copper coating and fibers is improved after laser treatment. Laser can be potentially used in pretreatment of fabrics before coating in the future.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Industrial Textiles
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2017


  • conductive
  • Copper
  • hydrophobicity
  • laser
  • magnetron sputtering
  • polyester fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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