Plasma Processing

It's processings that bring fabrics in contact with reactive means because they contain ions, electrons, photons, neutral molecules, excited atoms.

Plasma is a technology that modifies the surfaces of textile materials paving the way for the realization of new materials and of new research zones. Particularly, it is a dry technology intrinsic ecological and environment respectful.

It interferes on:

  • Adhesiveness
  • Chemical inertia and affinity
  • Wetting capacity
  • Bio –compatibility
  • Capillarity
  • Bonds strength
  • Lubrication
  • Protection and anti-wear
  • Sterilization


  • It increases abrasion resistance
  • It increases dyeing speed
  • It increases friction between fibers
  • It increases shearing strain at fiber/matrix interface
  • It gives anti-felting
  • It gives anti-shrinking
  • It gives anti-dirty
  • It gives hydrophility to polypropylene bonded fiber fabrics
  • It gives liquid repellent capacity to awning materials
  • It gives oil repellent capacity
  • It gives functionality to polyester fibers to better their dyeing
  • It positively influences wool workable capacity in spinning, weaving and dyeing
  • It betters carbon fibers-polymeric matrix adhesiveness
  • It betters desizing processes
  • It betters printing processes
  • It betters fabrics wetting and dyeing capacity to reduce chlorate treatments
  • It betters filtering capacity (micro fibers and blood)
  • It betters film deposition without changing fibers surface properties
  • It betters impermeabilization length
  • It betters yarn resistance
  • It betters colours solidity, it shortens times of dye fixation
  • It betters solidity of printing pigments in polyester
  • It betters spreading in materials
  • It betters wool dyeing capacity and reduces effluents
  • It betters polyester dyeing
  • It betters aramidic fibers adhesiveness to epoxy resins
  • It betters film adhesiveness on textile substrates
  • It betters adhesiveness between surfaces
  • It changes polymers to give them particular properties
  • It changes hollow fibers surface
  • It changes aramidic fibers with consequent connection of functional groups
  • It makes fabrics anti bacterial
  • It makes linen fibers crease-resisting
  • It makes fibers hydrophile
  • It reduces lost of weight during washing
  • It replaces those proceedings that use chlorine
  • It sterilizes (sanitary-hospital) materials using a reduced contents of chemical product
  • It develops hydrophility

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