Effect of Oxygen Plasma Treatment on Wicking behavior of Bamboo Nonwoven Fabric

Authors(2) :-S. Manjula, O. L. Shanmugasundaram

In this paper, the effect of glow discharge oxygen plasma on the hydrophilic properties of pure bamboo spunlaced nonwoven fabric has been investigated. The influence of various plasma process parameters such as discharge power, exposure duration and inter-electrode spacing on the hydrophilic properties of pure bamboo nonwoven was investigated by conducting vertical wicking test. Oxygen plasma being a highly reactive etchant, better plasma penetration has been achieved due to the open porous structure of bamboo spunlaced nonwoven resulting in improved hydrophilic properties.

Authors and Affiliations

S. Manjula
Research Scholar, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu India
O. L. Shanmugasundaram
Department of Textile Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu, India

Bamboo nonwoven, Glow discharge, Oxygen plasma, Plasma process parameters, Wicking

  1. Yoon. J. Hwang, Marian G.Mc Cord, Jae S.An, Bok C.Kang & Shin W.Park (2005). Effects of helium atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on low stress mechanical properties of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. Text Res J; 75: 771-778.
  2. Andrea Zille, Fernando Ribeiro Oliveria & Antonio Pedro Souto (2014). Dyeing mechanism and optimization of poyamide 6,6 functionalized with double barrier discharge(DBD) plasma in air. Plasma Process Polym;DOI/;10.1002/ppap.201400052
  3. Stana-Kleinschek K, Persin Z & Maver T (2011).Modification of nonwoven cellulose for medical applications using non-equilibrium gaseous plasma.Mater Technol; 45: 253-257.
  4. Kiran H Kale & A N Desai (2011). Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of textiles using non-polymerising gases. Indian J Fibre Text Res; 36: 289-299.
  5. B H Patel & R N Patel (2006). Plasma-aided wet-chemical treatment: An update. The Indian Textile Journal; 116: 31-34.
  6. Shyam Sundar P, Prabhu K H & KarthikeyanN(2007).Fourth statement for textiles. Indian Textile Journal;? 117: 35-42.
  7. Marija Gorjanc, Vili Bukosek, Marija Goren?ek & Miran Mozeti? (2010). CF4 plasma and silver functionalized cotton. Text Res J; 80: 2204-2213.
  8. K K Wong, X M Tao, C W M Yuen & K W Yeung (2001). Wicking properties of linen treated with low temperature plasma. Text Res J; 71:49-56.
  9. Kiran Kale & Shital Palaskar(2011). Atmospheric pressure glow discharge of helium-oxygen plasma treatment on polyester/cotton blended fabric. Indian J Fibre Text Res; 36: 137-144.
  10. Nazan Erdumlu, Bulent Ozipek, nvestigation of Regenerated Bamboo Fibre and Yarn Characteristics(2008). FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe, Vol. 16, No. 4 (69) pp. 43-47.
  11. Rikka V??n?nen, Pirjo Keikkil?, Mikko Tuominen, Jurkka Kuusipalo & Ali Harlin(2010). Fast and efficient surface treatment for nonwoven materials by atmospheric pressure plasma. AUTEX Research Journal; 10: 8-13.
  12. Zdenka Per?in, Rok Zaplotnik, Karin Stana Kleinschnek(2014). Ammonia plasma treatment as a method of promoting simultaneous hydrophilicity and antimicrobial actitivty of viscose wound dressings. Text Res J ; 84:140-156.
  13. Temmerman E & Christophe L(2005). Surface modification of cotton yarn with a DC glow discharge in ambient air. Surf Coat Technol ; 200: 686-689.
  14. Xu W & Liu X(2003). Short communication, surface modification of polyester fabric by corona discharge irradiation. Eur Polym J ;39 :199-202.
  15. Borcia G, Anderson C A & Brown N M D(2006).Surface treatment of natural and synthetic textiles using a dielectric barrier discharge. Surf Coat Technol ; 201: 3074-3081.
  16. Poletti G, Orsisni F, Raffaele A A, Riccardi C & Selli E (2003).Cold plasma treatment of PET fabrics: AFM surface morphology characterization. Appl Surf Sci; 219: 311-316.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 205-209
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173853
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

S. Manjula, O. L. Shanmugasundaram, " Effect of Oxygen Plasma Treatment on Wicking behavior of Bamboo Nonwoven Fabric", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.205-209, November-December-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST173853

Article Preview