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Cold Plasma Processes for Surface Modification of Materials (copy 1)

Conferencia ICMS

Prof. Charafeddine Jama. Universidad de Lille, Francia

Miércoles, 15 de enero de 2020. 12:00 h

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Multifunctional effects are essential for producing higher value added materials, important not only for new technical applications but also for more traditional uses. The growing environmental and energy-saving concerns will also lead to the gradual replacement of many traditional wet chemistry-based processing, using large amounts of water, energy and effluents, by various forms of low-liquor and dry-finishing processes.The dominant role of plasma-treated surfaces in key industrial sectors, such as microelectronics is well known, and plasmas are being used to modify a huge range of material surfaces, including plastics, polymers, papers, food packaging and biomaterials. In previous works, it was evidenced that cold plasma technologies can induce several surface modifications such as change in surface polarity, grafting of chemicals or deposition of functional coatings. Such modifications are effective to confer new and durable properties to synthetic or natural polymers, without altering their bulk properties.The presentation will give a comprehensive description and review of the science and technology related to plasmas, with particular emphasis on their potential use in the industry. Examples of surface functionalization of materials achieved by means of cold plasma grafting and/or deposition of hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings, antibacterial, anticorrosion and fire retardant materials will be presented (Figs. 1&2).