Influence of Low-Pressure RF Plasma Treatment on Aramid Yarns Properties

Alicja Nejman, Irena Kamińska, Izabela Jasińska, Grzegorz Celichowski, Małgorzata Cieślak
2020 Molecules  
The aim of the study was to modify the surface free energy (SFE) of meta- (mAr) and para-aramid (pAr) yarns by their activation in low-pressure air radio frequency (RF) (40 kHz) plasma and assessment of its impact on the properties of the yarns. After 10 and 90 min of activation, the SFE value increased, respectively, by 14% and 37% for mAr, and by 10% and 37% for pAr. The value of the polar component increased, respectively by 22% and 57% for mAr and 20% and 62% for pAr. The value of the
more » ... value of the dispersion component for mAr and pAr increased respectively by 9% and 25%. The weight loss decreased from 49% to 46% for mAr and 62% to 50% for pAr after 90 min of activation. After 90 min, the specific strength for mAr did not change and for pAr it decreased by 40%. For both yarns, the 10 min activation in plasma is sufficient to prepare their surface for planned nanomodification.
doi:10.3390/molecules25153476 pmid:32751649 fatcat:t23npojpy5ds7amzy4gizeumda