Effects of surface texture and surface roughness on polymer scratch behavior Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Surface texture/roughness is necessary for various engineering applications of plastics. Their effects on scratch performance have to be examined. Random animal skin surface was studied and compared against the smooth surface counterpart. It is found that of the animal skin surface can delay the onset visibility. To study the effect of surface roughness on scratch resistance, samples with controlled surface roughness were prepared to compare against the smooth and random animal skin surface samples. Rougher surfaces exhibit a lower friction coefficient and a better scratch performance. Approaches for improving scratch resistance of polymers via control of surface texture/roughness are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jiang, H., Browning, R., Moyse, A., & Sue, H. J.

publication date

  • October 2007