Plasma technology is widely adopted for polymer surface modification. In this work polylactide (PLA) samples have been exposed to the plasma region generated by three different plasma sources operating at atmospheric pressure: a floating electrode dielectric barrier discharge (FE-DBD), a novel linear corona discharge and a DBD roller. The sources have been supplied with a high voltage generator capable of producing pulses with a rise rate in the order of several kV/ns in order to obtain diffuse plasma and avoid local damage to the membrane; air and argon have been used as working gases. Pure oxygen permeation tests in PLA films have been carried out by means of a closed-volume manometric apparatus working at 35°C with a pressure difference of pure O2 of about 1 bar applied across the membrane. The effects of voltage, pulse repetition frequency (PRF) and exposure time on the membrane surface characteristics and barrier property have been studied.

Comparing the effect of different atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasma sources on PLA oxygen permeability

BOSELLI, MARCO;COLOMBO, VITTORIO;DE ANGELIS, MARIA GRAZIA;GHEDINI, EMANUELE;GHERARDI, MATTEO;LAURITA, ROMOLO;LIGUORI, ANNA;MINELLI, MATTEO;ROTUNDO, FABIO;SANIBONDI, PAOLO;STANCAMPIANO, AUGUSTO
2012

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Plasma technology is widely adopted for polymer surface modification. In this work polylactide (PLA) samples have been exposed to the plasma region generated by three different plasma sources operating at atmospheric pressure: a floating electrode dielectric barrier discharge (FE-DBD), a novel linear corona discharge and a DBD roller. The sources have been supplied with a high voltage generator capable of producing pulses with a rise rate in the order of several kV/ns in order to obtain diffuse plasma and avoid local damage to the membrane; air and argon have been used as working gases. Pure oxygen permeation tests in PLA films have been carried out by means of a closed-volume manometric apparatus working at 35°C with a pressure difference of pure O2 of about 1 bar applied across the membrane. The effects of voltage, pulse repetition frequency (PRF) and exposure time on the membrane surface characteristics and barrier property have been studied.
M. Boselli; V. Colombo; M. G. De Angelis; E. Ghedini; M. Gherardi; R. Laurita; A. Liguori; M. Minelli; F. Rotundo; P. Sanibondi; A. Stancampiano
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