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THOUGHTS ON CONTACT ANGLES AND WETTABILITY

Posted on 10/28/2013 2:52:16 PM By Mark Strobel and Christopher S. Lyons
  

Introduction


The wetting properties of surface-modified polymers are important for a variety of reasons. Wettability measurements directly define useful polymer properties such as ease of coating. Wettability is also often strongly correlated to the adhesion properties of a surface. Finally, wettability measurements represent a fundamental scientific characterization of any polymer surface. Wetting measurements are probably the most commonly performed and simplest surface analysis technique. The most useful methods for characterizing wettability on solid polymer surfaces are undoubtedly contact angle measurements.


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