Effects of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatments on Certain Properties of Cotton Fabrics


KARAHAN H. A. , ÖZDOĞAN E. , DEMİR A. , Ayhan H., Seventekin N.

FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE, vol.17, no.2, pp.19-22, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-22

Abstract

In this study, air and argon atmospheric plasma were used for modifying some properties of bleached plain cotton fabrics. Certain physical properties such as pilling, thermal resistance, thermal conductivity, water vapour permeability, air permeability and surface morphology were evaluated as well. The outcomes revealed a remarkable increase in the pilling resistance of cotton fabrics after the atmospheric plasma treatments. The results also pointed out that the thermal resistance, water vapour permeability, and surface friction coefficient increased, although the thermal conductivity and air permeability decreased along with the atmospheric plasma treatments. The SEM images clearly showed that the atmospheric plasma modified the fibre surface outwardly