U. Cvelbar et al. White paper on the future of plasma science and technology in plastics and textiles. Plasma Processes and Polymers

U. Cvelbar, J.L. Walsh, M. Černák, H.W. de Vries, S. Reuter, Th. Belmonte, C. Corbella, C. Miron, N. Hojnik, A. Jurov, H. Puliyalil, M. Gorjanc, S. Portal, R. Laurita, V. Colombo, J. Schäfer, A. Nikiforov, M. Modic, O. Kylian, M. Polak, C. Labay, J.M. Canal, C. Canal, M. Gherardi, K. Bazaka, P. Sonar, K.K. Ostrikov, D. Cameron, S. Thomas, K.D. Weltmann. White paper on the future of plasma science and technology in plastics and textiles. Plasma Process Polym. 2018;e1700228. 

doi: 10.1002/ppap.201700228


This white paper considers the future of plasma science and technology related to the manufacturing and modifications of plastics and textiles, summarizing existing efforts and the current state‐of‐art for major topics related to plasma processing techniques. It draws on the frontier of plasma technologies in order to see beyond and identify the grand challenges which we face in the following 5–10 years. To progress and move the frontier forward, the paper highlights the major enabling technologies and topics related to the design of surfaces, coatings and materials with non‐equilibrium plasmas. The aim is to progress the field of plastics and textile production using advanced plasma processing as the key enabling technology which is environmentally friendly, cost‐efficient, and offers high‐speed processing.