A laser assisted method to modify thermoplastic surfaces

Hannu Minkkinen, Petri Laakso, Juha Sarlin

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Abstract

A method to produce functional patterns on thermoplastic surfaces has been studied. The method is based on laser treatment of plastics. The geometry of patterns follow writing path of the laser beam. On the surface is added water based solution of polymer and functional filler and this solution is dried. Laser beam causes melting of added polymer and substrate polymer. An autonomous mixing process creates blend structure including both polymers and functional filler. Extra material is easily removable in water bath. The blend with patterned geometry has strong adhesion onto surface. This can be essential in applications where abrasive loading exist or the substrate is flexible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
Place of PublicationMelville, NY
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24 - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 15 Jun 200819 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24
Abbreviated titlePPS-24
CountryItaly
CitySalerno
Period15/06/0819/06/08

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plastics
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Keywords

  • conductive patterns
  • thermoplastic polymers
  • laser processing

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Minkkinen, H., Laakso, P., & Sarlin, J. (2008). A laser assisted method to modify thermoplastic surfaces. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24: Book of Abstracts [378] Melville, NY.
Minkkinen, Hannu ; Laakso, Petri ; Sarlin, Juha. / A laser assisted method to modify thermoplastic surfaces. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24: Book of Abstracts. Melville, NY, 2008.
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Minkkinen, H, Laakso, P & Sarlin, J 2008, A laser assisted method to modify thermoplastic surfaces. in Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24: Book of Abstracts., 378, Melville, NY, 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24, Salerno, Italy, 15/06/08.

A laser assisted method to modify thermoplastic surfaces. / Minkkinen, Hannu; Laakso, Petri; Sarlin, Juha.

Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS-24: Book of Abstracts. Melville, NY, 2008. 378.

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