Plastic Surface Modification 2E

Surface Treatment and Adhesion
Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 9781569905975
Hardcover: 240 pages
$144.99 (US)


Introduction. Primary Polymer Adhesion Issues with Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives. Basic Principles of Atmospheric Discharge Surface Modification Technologies. Air Plasma (Corona) Treatment Technologies. Ozone Treatment Technology. Flame Plasma Treatment Technologies. Chemical Plasma Treatment Technologies. Applying Surface Modification Methods to Decorating Processes to Promote Adhesion. Applying Surface Modification Methods to Promote Adhesion with Coating Processes. Applying Surface Modification Methods to Promote Adhesion to Plastic Nanocomposite and Composite Materials.


Polymer surface modification has been studied extensively, but relatively little attention has been paid to surface activation technologies that, when appropriately utilized, make specific polymer-based surfaces receptive to value-adding interfaces such as inks, coatings, and adhesive formulations.

The aim of this book is to describe the primary polymer adhesion issues faced by manufacturers, processors, and converters, to outline a variety of methods for attaining an appropriately activated surface, and to provide the diagnostics for various adhesion promotion issues, with troubleshooting guidelines.

The second edition greatly expands the coverage of chemical plasma discharge, including technical updates and clarifications, and new developments concerning additional base materials.

Author Info:

Wolf, R.

Rory Wolf was born and raised in Richfield, Wisconsin to German-Irish immigrant parents. For over 30 years he has been immersed in virutally every level of the value chain within the plastics and packaging industries and has earned chair positions in the trade associations that lead these industries. He is an industry-acknowledged expert in the field of plastics surface modification. Mr. Wolf has won prestigious awards for technical contributions to these industries and associations and published over 50 technical papers and articles worldwide.