Plasma treatment of textiles for enhanced performance is expected to benefit many industries including military, healthcare, sport and leisure etc.
Plasma treatment is an intrinsically environmentally friendly process which can be used to functionalise the surface of textiles & fabric without altering the bulk properties of the material in any way. Vacuum plasma treatments can be applied in both small scale research machines or industrial-scale reel-to-reel machinery and can impart a number of enhanced properties including liquid repellency, enhanced fibre-matrix adherence, specific surface functionality and improved wettability.
Typical Industry Applications:
- Small scale and industrial reel-to-reel plasma treatments
- Improved bonding of composite fibres
- Specific surface functionality without affecting bulk properties
- Hydrophobic, oleophobic and hydrophilic properties are possible