Effects of atmospheric plasma activation on surface properties of pigment-coated and surface-sized papers

M. Pykönen (Corresponding Author), Henna Sundqvist, J. Järnström, Otto-Ville Kaukoniemi, M. Tuominen, J. Lahti, J. Peltonen, P. Fardim, M. Toivakka

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    Abstract

    Pigment-coated, surface-sized, and surface-sized copy papers were treated with conventional corona, experimental pilot-scale plasma and laboratory-scale plasma. All the treatments increased the surface energy and oxidized the surface. The changes in the surface chemistry depended on treatment time and composition of the substrate surface. It seems that plasma especially oxidizes the long polymer chains, such as surfactants and other paper chemicals, on the surface of the paper. The ToF-SIMS distribution maps indicated that the pilot-scale treatment led to an uneven CO+ group distribution, whereas laboratory scale treatment gave a more even distribution of CO+ groups. In addition to chemical changes, topographical changes due to plasma treatment were detected. The RMS roughness increased for pigment-coated paper, whereas plasma treatment induced small nodules between the paper pigment particles with pigmented and surface-sized paper. The increase in roughness was also found to increase the wettability. This serves as a demonstration of roughness-induced increase of surface energy of the samples.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3217-3229
    Number of pages13
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Volume255
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Pigments
    Surface properties
    Chemical activation
    Plasmas
    Surface roughness
    Carbon Monoxide
    Interfacial energy
    Secondary ion mass spectrometry
    Surface chemistry
    Surface-Active Agents
    Wetting
    Polymers
    Surface active agents
    Demonstrations
    Substrates
    Chemical analysis

    Keywords

    • Paper
    • plasma activation
    • surface chemistry
    • topography

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    Pykönen, M. ; Sundqvist, Henna ; Järnström, J. ; Kaukoniemi, Otto-Ville ; Tuominen, M. ; Lahti, J. ; Peltonen, J. ; Fardim, P. ; Toivakka, M. / Effects of atmospheric plasma activation on surface properties of pigment-coated and surface-sized papers. In: Applied Surface Science. 2008 ; Vol. 255, No. 5. pp. 3217-3229.
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    Effects of atmospheric plasma activation on surface properties of pigment-coated and surface-sized papers. / Pykönen, M. (Corresponding Author); Sundqvist, Henna; Järnström, J.; Kaukoniemi, Otto-Ville; Tuominen, M.; Lahti, J.; Peltonen, J.; Fardim, P.; Toivakka, M.

    In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 255, No. 5, 2008, p. 3217-3229.

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