To be held June 20-22, 2005

NOVOTEL, Toronto Centre, Toronto, CANADA

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. 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 adhesionable, 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. The invited speakers have been selected so as to represent widely differing disciplines and interests, and they hail from academic, governmental and industrial research laboratories. This meeting is planned to be a truly international event both in geographic coverage as well as in spirit. The following list of papers gives an indication of the scope of the program which ranges from novel surface treatment methods to applications to biopolymer materials to radiation treatments including laser, ultraviolet and energetic particles. Please note that the address given may apply only to the highlighted speaker.

SESSION I: Monday, June 20, 2005


8:05-8:35: Jeremy Grace, H. Kent Zhuang and Louis Gerenser, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY; Importance of Process Conditions in Polymer Surface Modification: A Critical Assessment (p. 1)

8:35-9:05: Daniel A. Kaute and Christian Buske; PlasmaTreat North America Inc., 1-2283 Argentia Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z2, CANADA; Advances in the Understanding of Open Air Plasma Technology and Latest Applications (p. 2)

9:05-9:35: U. Lommatzsch, M. Noeske, T. Fladung, J. Degenhardt, T. Wuebben, S. Strudthoff, G. Ellinghorst and O.-D. Hennemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials, D-28359 Bremen, GERMANY; Pretreatment and Surface Modifications of Polymers by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment (p. 3)

9:35-10:05: R. Molina , J.P. Espinós, E. Bertran, P. Erra and A.R. González-Elipe; Dpto. Física Aplicada y Óptica, Universidad de Barcelona, Avd. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, SPAIN; Surface Chemical Modification of Down Stream Plasma Treated Wool (P. 4)

10:05-10:20: COFFEE BREAK

10:20-10:50: E.T. Kang and K.G. Neoh, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, SINGAPORE 119260; Plasma Graft Copolymerization of 4-Vinylpyridine on Dense and Porous SiLK® for Electroless Plating of Copper and for Retardation of Copper Diffusion (P. 5)

10:50-11:20: Saswati Datta; Procter & Gamble , Miami Valley Innovation Center, 11810 East Miami River Road , Cincinnati OH 45252; Recent Advances and Industrial Applications of Plasma Polymerization for Surface Modification (P. 6)

11:20-11:50: Renate Mix, K. Hoffmann, R. Decker, U. Resch-Genger and J. Friedrich

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 87, D-12205 Berlin, GERMANY; Covalent Coupling of Fluorophors to Surface-bonded Functional Groups (p. 7)

11:50-12:10: Z. Iskanderova, J.Kleiman, Yu. Gudimenko, R. Ng and D. Kaute; ITL Inc, Markham, Ont., CANADA; Surface Treatment of Advanced Organosilicones by OpenAir Plasma to Enhance Oxidative Resistance in Severe Environments (p. 8)

12:10-12:30: P. Jovancic, R.Molina, E.Bertran, D.Jocic, M.R.Julia and P.Erra; Textile Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, YUGOSLAVIA; Wool Surface Modification and Its Influence on Related Functional Properties (p. 9)

12:30-1:30: LUNCH


1:30-2:00: N. Inagaki, Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu 432-8561, JAPAN; Surface Modification of Liquid Crystal Polyester, Vecstar, Films for Copper Metallization (p. 10)

2:00-2:30: Daliana G. Abreu, Wagner Dasilva, Alan Entenberg, Thomas Debies and Gerald A. Takacs; Department of Chemistry, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623; Surface Modification of Fluoropolymers: Relevance to Adhesion (p. 11)

2:30-3:00: Thomas Bahners, Klaus Opwis and Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e. V., Adlerstr. 1, 47798 Krefeld, GERMANY;

Shang-Lin Gao and Edith Mäder; Institut für Polymerforschung, Hohe Str. 6, D-01069 Dresden, GERMANY; Excimer UV Lamp Irradiation Induced Crosslinking on PET Surfaces (p. 12)

3:00-3:30: Y. Koval; Physikalisches Institut III, der Universitaet Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erwin-Rommel Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen, GERMANY; Polymethylmethacrylate Modification by Low Energy Ion Bombardment (p. 13)

3:30-3:45: COFFEE BREAK

3:45-4:15: Takeshi Tanaka; Department of Electronics and Photonic Systems Engineering, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Hiroshima 731-5193, JAPAN; Surface Modification of Polymer Thin Films by PBII (p. 14)

4:15-4:45: Casey Finstad, John Madocks, Patrick Marcus, and Patrick Morse; Applied Process Technologies, Inc., 546 E 25th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713; Surface Treatment for Improved Adhesion of Thin Films on Plastic Substrates Through Ion Bombardment by an Anode Layer Ion Source (p. 15)

4:45-5:15: V. Zaporojtchenko, J. Zekonyte, U. Schuermann and F. Faupel; Faculty of Engineering, Chair for Multicomponent Materials, Chirstian-Albrechts University Kiel, Kaiserstrasse 2, 24143 Kiel, GERMANY; Metallization of Polymer Surfaces after Ion Beam Treatment. Mechanism of Adhesion Improvement and Degradation (p. 16)

5:15-5:45: Takaomi Kobayashi; Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, JAPAN; Polymer Surface Treated with Ozone by Using In-situ Instrumental Analyses (p. 17)

5:45-6:15: M. Ghoranneviss, B. Moazzenchi, S. Shahidi , A. Rashidi, H. Hosseini and Amir H. Sari; Plasma Physics Research Center, Science and Research Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN; Decolorization of Denim Fabrics with Cold Plasma in the Presence of a Magnetic Field at Various Times (p. 18)


8:00-8:30: E. Sancaktar, J. Kim and D. Ahn; Department of Polymer Engineering

The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0301; The Effects of Excimer Laser Ablation on Surface Morphology and Crystallinity of Uniaxially Stretched Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Films (p. 19)

8:30-9:00: J. Zeng and A. N. Netravali; Fiber Science Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401; Pulsed Excimer Laser Treatment of Vectran® Fibers and its Effect on Surface Characteristics and Adhesion to Epoxy Resin (p. 20)

9:00-9:30: E. Schollmeyer, D. Knittel, T. Textor, T. Bahners, R. Zimehl and J. Zorjanovi; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e. V., Adlerstr. 1, D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Nanotechnology to Functionalization of Textile Materials (p. 21)

9:30-10:00: Sam Siau, Alfons Vervaet, Andre Van Calster and Daniël Baert; Department of ELIS, University Ghent, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent, BELGIUM; The Development of Epoxy Polymer Surface Roughness due to Wet Chemical Treatments and its Relevance to Adhesion of Electrochemically Deposited Copper (p. 22)

10:00-10:15: COFFEE BREAK

10:15-10:45: Ezequiel Delgado F.; G. Graham Allan; Angel Andrade O.; Héctor Contreras Q.; Higinio Regla V.; Guillermo Toriz G. and L. Ramón Bravo; Department of Wood, Cellulose and Paper, University of Guadalajara, P.O. Box 52-93, 45020 Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO.; Novel Approaches to Enhanced Adhesion of Cellulose (p. 23)

10:45-11:05: Susanne Temmel, Wolfgang Kern and Thomas Luxbacher; Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, A-8700 Leoben, AUSTRIA; Surface Modification of Polyethylene by Photosulfonation (p. 24)

11:05-11:25: Hans-Jürgen Buschmann and Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V., Adlerstrasse 1, D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Dendrons for the Surface Modification of Polymeric Materials (p. 25)

11:25-11:45: Dierk Knittel, Hans-Jürgen Buschmann and Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V. (DTNW), D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Functionalization of Fiber Surfaces by Thin Layers of Chitosan and Related Carbohydrate Biopolymers and Antimicrobial Activity of Surfaces (p. 26)

11:45-12:05: M. Ghoranneviss, D. Dorranian, S. Shahidi , B. Moazzenchi, A. Rashidi, H. Hosseini and Amir H. Sari; Plasma Physics Research Center, Science and Research Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN; Investigation of Antibacterial Activing on Cotton Fabrics with Cold Plasma in the Presence of Magnet (p. 27)

12:05-1:00: LUNCH


1:00-1:30: Liang Hong; Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Dr 4, Singapore 117576, SINGAPORE; Creating Regularly Arrayed Pores on Polystyrene Thin Film as a Micro-Reactor (p. 28)

1:30-2:00: Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V. (DTNW), D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Electrokinetic Investigations on Polymer Fibres (p. 29)

2:00-2:30: Michel Ignat, Bruno A. Latella, Gerry Triani, Ken T. Short, John R. Bartlett; Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et de Physico-Chimie Métallurgique, associé au CNRS, E.N.S.E.E.G., BP 75, F-38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, FRANCE; The Adhesion of TiO2 and Al2O3 Thin Layers Deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on a Polycarbonate Substrate (p. 30)

2:30-3:00: Tadanori Koga, J. L. Jerome, M. H. Rafailovich and J. C. Sokolov; Department of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2275; Metalizable Polymer Thin Films in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (p. 31)

3:00-3:15: COFFEE BREAK

3:15-3:45: Satoru Iwamori and Yoshinori Yamada; Division of Human & Mechanical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University: 2-40-20 Kodatsuno, Kanazawa, 920-8667, JAPAN; Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) Thin Film Deposited by PVD (p. 32)

3:45-4:15: A. Priola and R. Bongiovanni; Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico Di Torino, Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino ITALY; Design and Control of Surface Properties of UV-Curable Systems (p. 33)

4:15-4:35: Ze Zhang, Lê H. Dao, Dominic Tessier, Xiaoping Jiang, Robert Guidoin and Martin King; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University and Saint-François d'Assise Hospital Research Center, Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA; Polypyrrole-Grafted Polyester Fabrics: Preparation, Electrical stability and Biocompatibility (p. 34)

4:35-4:55: Yu. Gudimenko, R. Ng, Z. Iskanderova, J. Kleiman, A. Grigorevsky, L. Kiseleva, M. Finckenor and D. Edwards; ITL Inc, Markham, Ont., CANADA; Protection of Conductive and Non-conductive Advanced Polymer-based Paints from Highly Aggressive Oxidative Environments (p. 35)

4:55-5:15: E. Schollmeyer, J. Zorjanovi,, R. Zimehl, O. Petracic, W. Kleemann, T. Textor, Th. Bahners and D. Knittel; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e. V., D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Synthesis of Superparamagnetic Filaments (p. 36)


8:00-8:30: Z. Iskanderova, J. Kleiman, V. Issupov, A. Chambers, G. Roberts and C. White; ITL Inc, Markham, Ont., CANADA; Oxidation Protective Surface Modification of Graphite and Polymer-based Carbon Filled Conductive Coatings (p. 37)

8:30-9:00: Carl Lawrence Aronson, Douglas Beloskur, Bryce Burland, Jared Perez, Ali Zand, John M. Kokosa and Lars Guenter Beholz; Department of Science and Mathematics, Kettering University, Flint, MI 48504; New Pathways for Modifying the Surface of High Density Polyethylene: Chemically Benign Adhesion Promotion and Subsequent Functionalization (p. 38)

9:00-9:30: Benoit Viallet; INSA, 135 avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse cedex 4, FRANCE; Adhesion Improvement of Epoxy-Siloxane Resist on a BCB Layer: Application to Nanoimprint Lithography (p. 39)

9:30-10:00: Thomas Schuman, Maninder Singh, and James Stoffer; University of Missouri-Rolla, Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Center, Rolla, MO 65409; An In-mould Application of Adhesion Promoter to Polyolefin Substrates (p. 40)

10:00-10:15: COFFEE BREAK

10:15-10:45: S. Markus, R. Wilken, S. Dieckhof and, O.-D. Hennemann; Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (IFAM), D-28359 Bremen, GERMANY; Detection of Contaminations on Polymer Surfaces Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (p. 41)

10:45-11:05: L.Cernakova, D.Kovacik, J. Rahel, M. Cernak, and P. Tsai; Department of Experimental Physics, Comenius University Bratislava, Mlynska dolina F2, 842 48, SLOVAKIA; Low-cost High-speed Plasma Activation and Post-plasma Grafting of Polymer Materials (p. 42)

11:05-11:25: Gerhard Seyfriedsberger, and Wolfgang Kern; Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, A-8700 Leoben, AUSTRIA; Surface Modification of Polymers Towards Antimicrobial Properties (p. 43)

11:25-11:45: A. del Campo, C. Greiner, H. Pfaff and E. Arzt; Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Heisenbergstraße 3, 70569 Stuttgart, GERMANY; Mimicking Bioadhesion Mechanisms with Polymeric Structured Surfaces (p. 44)


Refreshments and cash bar

A. Kokkinis1, I. Raptis1 , J. C. Statharas2 and E. S. Valamontes3; Department of Electronics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, 12210 Aegaleo, GREECE; Dissolution Properties of Ultrathin Photoresist Films with Multiwavelength Interferometry

Thomas Schuman and Shelby Thames; University of Missouri-Rolla,Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Center, Rolla, MO 65409; Role of Solvent in Producing Adhesion to Molded Polymer Surfaces


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