May 21-22 , 2001


This symposium continues the tradition set by the first in the series entitled: "Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion" which was held in Las Vegas, NV, 1993. The second in the series was held in Newark, NJ in 1999. As with its predecessors, this symposium will be concerned with the technological areas where surface modification is a key technology which allows for the processing and manufacture of products which would otherwise be unobtainable. Proper adhesion characteristics are vital to the success of any practical implementation of polymer materials. Though polymers are generally not very adherent, proper surface modification can result in greatly improved adhesion without altering bulk properties. This symposium is organized to bring together scientists, technologists and engineers interested in all aspects of polymer surface modification, to review and assess the current state of knowledge, to provide a forum for exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas and to define problem areas which need intensified efforts. Note, the address given is for the presenting author only.



8:35-9:05: In Situ Process Control for Plasma Treatments of Polymers: Barrier Films, Hydrophobic Coatings, Antibacterial and Non-fouling Surfaces; Riccardo d'Agostino;Department of Chemistry - University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, ITALY

9:05-9:35: Microwave Plasma Sources for Large Scale Applications; Rudolf Emmerich; Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie , Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 7, D-76327 Pfinztal, GERMANY

9:35-10:05: Plasma Modification of Fluoropolymers: An Overview; Stephen L. Kaplan and T. Vargo: Integument Technologies, Inc., 70 Pearce Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150-6711

10:05-10:30: COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00: Nanostructures Generated by Plasma-Enhanced Modification of Polymeric Surfaces; S. Manolache and F. Denes; Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, University of Wisconsin, 1410 Engineering Drive, Room 101, Madison, WI 53706-1608

11:00-11:30: Polymer Surface Modification by Using Plasma Source Ion Implantation; Yeonhee Lee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, #39-1 Haweolgok Dong, Sungbuk Ku, Seoul 136-791, KOREA

11:30-12:00: Plasma Treatment of Cellulosic Fibres and its Effects on Interfacial Bonding: A Taguchi Analysis; D. Bhattacharyya, X. Yuan and K. Jayaraman; Centre for Composites Research, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

12:00-12:30: Initial Deposition of Calcium Phosphate Coatings on Bare and Plasma Pre-treated Polystyrene and Poly(tetrafluoroethylene); Bas Feddes, Arjen M. Vredenberg, Joop G.C. Wolke, John A. Jansen; Department of Biomaterials, University of Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS

12:30-1:30: LUNCH

SESSION II: Monday, May 21, 2001

1:30-2:00: Why Do Aqueous Lacquers Adhere on Pre-treated Polyolefin Surfaces?; Jochen Frank, Franz-Josef Schmitt, Klaus Jähnichen, Dieter Pleul, and Frank Simon; Institute of Polymer Research, Hohe Straße 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY

2:00-2:30: New Surface Chemistries and Surface Chemical Patterning by Plasma Polymerisation; Robert D. Short; Department of Engineering Materials, Sheffield University, Sheffield S1 3JD, UNITED KINDOM

2:30-3:00: Plasma-Induced Grafting of Poly(ethylene glycol) onto Fluoropolymer Microporous Membranes for Reduction in Protein Adsorption; Peng Wang, K. L. Tan, E. T. Kang and K. G. Neoh; Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260

3:00-3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:00: Investigations on the Substrate Influence on the Layer Growth of Plasma-polymerized Coatings; W. Michaeli, I. Fonteiner and S. Göbel; Institut fur Kunstoffverarbeitung (IKV), Pontstr. 49, D-52062 Aachen, GERMANY

4:00-4:30: Changing Surface Chemical Structure by Ion Assisted Reaction; S. K. Koh , Y.W. Beag, J.S. Cho, K. H. Kim, S. Han, W.K. Bang, C.S.Lee and D.H. Yoo; Thin Film Technology Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Cheongryang P.O. Box 131, Seoul 130-150, KOREA

4:30-5:00: Ultrathin Films from Fluorinated Polymers: Fabrication and Characterization; J. Ejembi Onah, U. Oertel, J. Nagel ,T. Kratzmüller, V. Steinert , C. Froeck, A. Janke,D. Voigt and K. Lunkwitz; Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Str. 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY

5:00-5:20: Surface Graft Polymerization of Glycidyl Methacrylate onto (CHA-DBM) Biomatrix; R. Murugan and K. Panduranga Rao; Biomaterials Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Madras)-600 020, INDIA

5:20-5:40: Organosilicon Compounds in the Field of Plasma Technologies; A. M. Khanov , A. L. Kamenev, O. G. Ryzhova and T. P. Soloveva; Institute of Technical Chemistry, Ural Division of RAS, Perm , Russian Federation , 13a,Lenin str.,614600, Perm, RUSSIA.


8:30-9:00: Preparation and Characterization of Thin Polymer- and Biofilms for Functional Biointerfaces; Bengt Kasemo; Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg University, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, SWEDEN

9:00-9:30: Hydrogel Modification of Medical Device and Tissue Surfaces to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes; Arthur Coury, James Burns, Grace Chang, Erika Johnston, Holly MacGregor, Robert Miller, Cynthia Nickerson and Li-Ping Yu; Genzyme Corporation, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:30-10:00: Tailor-made Concepts for Monolayer and Multilayer Coatings of Membranes With Naturally Occurring and Regioselectively Modified Polysaccharides for Athrombogenic Artificial Kidney; H. Baumann; ITMC, Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Hemocompatible and Biocompatible Biomaterials, University of Technology Aachen, Worringer Weg 1, D-52074 Aachen, GERMANY

10:00-10:30: COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00: UV Laser Induced Photo Chemical Surface Modification of Polymers -Hydrophilic Treatment of the Inner Pore Porous PTFE for Glaucoma; Masataka Murahara; Tokai University, Faculty of Eng., 1117 Kitakaname Hirastuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, JAPAN

11:00-11:30: Improved Adhesion Properties of EVA Copolymers Containing CaCO3 as Filler by Treatment with Corona Discharge; Asunción Martínez-García, Ana Sánchez-Reche, Santiago Gisbert-Soler, Carmen Cepeda-Jiménez and José Miguel Martín-Martínez; Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, 03080 Alicante. SPAIN.

11:30-12:00: XPS and HR-FESEM Studies on the Interfaces of Au/CuPc vs Au/FCuPc; Xinyun Yu, Zhenan Bao, and Theodore E. Madey; Department of Chemistry and Laboratory for Surface Modification, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854

12:00-12:20: The Surface Modification of Polyimide-Copolymer Tetrafluoroethylene with Hexafluoropropylene Film Using High-Voltage Pulsing Dielectric Barrier Discharge; O. A. Sarkisov, A. I. Egorov, V.P. Kazachenko, A. V. Rogachev and A. A. Zheleznyakov; Byelorussian State University of Transport, Kirov st., 34, 246653, Gomel, BELARUS

12:20-1:30: LUNCH


1:30-2:00: UV, and UV+Ozone Surface Treatment of Synthetic Rubbers; M.D. Romero-Sánchez, M. M. Pastor-Blas, J. M. Martín-Martínez and M.J. Walzak; Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, 03080 Alicante, SPAIN

2:00-2:30: Flame Treatment of Polymer Surfaces: An Overview; Joseph DiGiacomo, Dom Medina and James Pezzuto; Flynn Burner Corporation, 425 5th Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10802

2:30-3:00: The Effects of Excimer Laser Irradiation on Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Adhesive Tape; Erol Sancaktar and Tito E. Garza-Lopez; Department of Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0301

3:00-3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:00: Excimer Laser Treatment of Polymers : Characterizations of The Surface Modifications and the Adhesion Properties of PET; S. Petit, P. Laurens, J. Amouroux and F. ArefI; CLFA (French-German Laser Center), 16 bis av. prieur de la Côte d'Or, 94114 Arcueil Cedex, FRANCE

4:00-4:30: Improving the Ultrasonic Weld Strength of Polypropylene by Bulk Material and Surface Modification Methods Including Excimer Laser Irradiation; Erol Sancaktar and Nongnard Sunthonpagasit; Department of Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0301

4:30-4:50: Surface Modification of Coralline Hydroxyapatite by Grafting with GMA for Controlled Release of Antibiotic Drug; R. Murugan and K. Panduranga Rao; Biomaterials Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Madras)-600 020. INDIA

4:50-5:10: Properties of Surfaces of Polyolefins and Elastomers Modified by N+ and Ar+ Ions; A.V. Rogachev, O. A. Sarkisov, and V. P. Kazachenko; Byelorussian State University of Transport, Kirov St., 34, 246653, Gomel, BELARUS