Industrial Plasma Functionalization of Textiles (FunkTex)

The finishing of fabrics to improve their wetting
properties (hydrophilic/hydrophobic) has been an important
topic since decades in the textile industry. Plasma
processing as a dry and eco-friendly technology shows
a great potential for this application, since it enables
the deposition of well-adherent, cross-linked and
functional thin films.Within this project economically
sustainable low pressure plasma processes were successfully
transferred to industry enabling the permanent
functionalization of textiles.