Effect of surrounded air atmospheric plasma treatment on polypropylene dyeability using cationic dyestuffs

Yaman N., ÖZDOĞAN E. , Seventekin N.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, vol.14, no.9, pp.1472-1477, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12221-013-1472-x
  • Title of Journal : FIBERS AND POLYMERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1472-1477


The dyeing properties of the polypropylene (PP) fabrics using cationic dyestuffs were investigated after surrounded air atmospheric cold-plasma treatment. Surrounded air plasma (SAP) was used to modify fabric surface and to optimize the effects of some discharge parameters on dyeability. Surface morphology and physical-chemical properties of plasma treated fibers were also characterized by Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Activated surfaces by SAP were grafted with different compounds: 6-aminohexanoic acid, acrylic acid, and hexamethyldisiloxane. Dyeing the plasma-induced grafted PP fabric with basic dye was quite satisfactory when high color strength and good fasteness were considered.