Carbon fibre functionalization by plasma treatment for adhesion enhancement on polymers

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  • Mauro Giorcelli
  • Salvatore Guastella
  • Pietro Mandracci
  • Alberto Tagliaferro

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Politecnico di Torino
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Current technological demands are increasingly stretching the properties of advanced materials to allow them to make them suitable for more severe or extreme conditions, whilst simultaneously seeking cost-effective production processes and final products. Composites based on carbon fibre (CF) are a hot topic in this field. In order to increase the CF adhesion to polymers, surface functionalization is needed. However different techniques can lead to different behavior of the treated surfaces. In the framework of the EU MODCOMP project (contract 685844), aimed to develop novel fibre-based materials for technical, high value, high performance products for nonclothing applications, CF plasma functionalization is identified as a critical step in order to increase polymer adhesion in final products. Here we show the effect of different plasma functionalization on CF. XPS, Raman and FESEM investigation will highlight the difference between these plasma treatments. The impact of these differences on the final products will be thoroughly discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aerospace to Nanotechnology
EditorsAlberto D'Amore, Domenico Acierno, Luigi Grassia
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018
Event9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology - Ischia, Naples, Italy
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology
CityIschia, Naples


  • Carbon Fibres, Plasma functionalization, polymer composite

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