The Effect of Fluorine Gas Mixtures on the Surface Properties of Polyolefins

  • Francois J. du Toit
  • Ronald D. Sanderson
  • Jakobus B. Wagener


The durability of fluoropolymers that result from the strength of the carbon-fluorine bond, have long interested polymer scientists, but high costs and difficulties in processing have limited rapid expansion of the fluoropolymer industry. Early work on surface fluorination of polymers involved attempts to make materials with properties that resembled the chemical inertness of polytetrafluoroethylene from relatively inexpensive or easy processable materials, by a post-treatment fluorination technique.


Contact Angle High Density Polyethylene Barrier Property Contact Angle Hysteresis Recede Contact Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francois J. du Toit
    • 1
  • Ronald D. Sanderson
    • 1
  • Jakobus B. Wagener
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Polymer ScienceUniversity of StellenboschStellenboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.Atomic Energy Corporation of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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