chapter  8
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Surface Modification of Textiles by Plasma Treatments

I. Introduction 203

II. The Role of Radicals 206

III. Trends in the Cross-Linking of a Polymer Surface 208

IV. The Surface Dynamics of Fibrous Polymers 208

V. The Etching Process 210

VI. The Specific Behavior of Textiles 211

References 216

I. INTRODUCTION The idea of the treatment of textiles with plasma is a few decennia old. There is no consensus about who was “ the first,” but it is clear that the treatment of textiles is historically linked to the plasma treatment of polymers in general.