Print Email Facebook Twitter Adhesion strength study between plasma treated polyester fibres and a rubber matrix Title Adhesion strength study between plasma treated polyester fibres and a rubber matrix Author TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Krump, H. Šimor, M. Hudec, I. Jaššo, M. Luyt, A.S. Publication year 2005 Abstract In this work, the adhesion strength between poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fibres and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) was studied. The effects of atmospheric plasma treatment, used to increase adhesion strength between PET fibres and the rubber matrix, were investigated and compared. It was confirmed that lubricants on the fibres caused a decrease in adhesion strength between the plasma treated reinforcing PET fibres and the SBR rubber matrix. These lubricants can be removed by acetone. When washed and treated in plasma, a substantial improvement in adhesion strength was observed. No ageing in air before combination with the rubber matrix was observed. This confirmed that the plasma streamers caused the creation of a new, relatively stable chemical species on the polymer surface. It suggests that the surface modification of PET fibres by plasma treatment at atmospheric gas pressure is a suitable and technologically applicable method for the improvement of adhesion strength of polyester reinforcing materials to rubber. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Subject Adhesion strengthAgeingAtmospheric plasma treatmentGC-MSLubricantsPoly(ethylene terephthalate)Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)AcetoneFibersLubricantsPlasmasPolyestersPolyethylene terephthalatesRubberStrength of materialsAdhesion strengthAtmospheric plasma treatment (APT)GC-MSStyrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)Adhesion2015 Observation, Weapon & Protection SystemsEM - Energetic MaterialsTS - Technical Sciences To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:415385ab-fb6b-4349-88ba-661c6e6e21b1 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2004.06.109 TNO identifier 238348 ISSN 0169-4332 Source Applied Surface Science, 240 (240), 268-274 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.