Xu, L.; Zhang, Y.; Guo, Y.; Zhang, R.; Shi, J.; Shen, Y.; Yu, J. The Effect of Hydroxyl on the Superhydrophobicity of Dodecyl Methacrylate (LMA) Coated Fabrics through Simple Dipping-Plasma Crosslinked Method. Coatings2020, 10, 1263.
Xu, L.; Zhang, Y.; Guo, Y.; Zhang, R.; Shi, J.; Shen, Y.; Yu, J. The Effect of Hydroxyl on the Superhydrophobicity of Dodecyl Methacrylate (LMA) Coated Fabrics through Simple Dipping-Plasma Crosslinked Method. Coatings 2020, 10, 1263.
In order to obtain stable super-hydrophobicity, suitable hydrophobic treatment agent should be selected according to different materials. In this paper, cotton and poly (-ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fabric was respectively coated by dodecyl methacrylate (LMA) via argon combined capacitively coupled plasma (CCP), and the surface hydrophobicity and durability of treated cotton and polyester fabrics were also discussed. An interesting phenomenon was happened that LMA coated cotton fabric (Cotton-g-LMA) had better water repellency and mechanical durability than LMA coated PET fabric (PET-g-LMA), and LMA coated hydroxyl grafted PET fabrics (PET fabrics were successively coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and LMA, PET-g-PEG&LMA) had similar performance to those of cotton fabrics. The water contact angle (WCA) of Cotton-g-LMA, PET-g-LMA and PET-g-PEG&LMA was 156 °, 153 ° and 155 °, respectively, and after 45 washing cycles or 1000 rubbing cycles, the corresponding WCA was decreased to 145 °, 88 °, 134 °and 146 °, 127 °, 143 °, respectively. Also, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyamides-6 (PA6) fabrics were all exhibited the same properties to PET fabric. Therefore, the grafting of hydroxyl can improve the hydrophobic effect of LMA coating and the binding property between LMA and fabrics effectively without changing the wearing comfort..
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