Recent Progress in Surface Modification of Polyvinyl Chloride

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Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, Vol: 5, Issue: 12, Page: 2937-2959

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Asadinezhad, Ahmad; Lehocký, Marián; Sáha, Petr; Mozetič, Miran
MDPI AG; Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI AG)
Materials Science; polyvinyl chloride; surface modification; surface treatment
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Surface modification of polymers has become a vibrant field of research on account of a myriad of rationales which stimulated numerous efforts. The current paper serves as a condensed survey of the advances made through different approaches adopted for tuning the surface properties of polyvinyl chloride as a homopolymer extensively used on a large scale. Though it does not address all challenges involved, this paper communicates and highlights, through concise discussion, the findings of the efforts undertaken in recent decades. It is ultimately concluded with a perspective of the huge capacities and promising future directions. © 2012 by the authors.