Laser etching of polymer compounds

X. S. Yi, Y. Feng, Y. Pan, X. Z. Shu

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Laser etching of carbon black-loaded polypropylene compounds was studied by using a Nd:YAG laser of 532 nm wavelength. A mathematical equation was developed to describe the etching process. The etching experiments showed that, under certain laser conditions, the width and depth are only affected by the carbon black. There was quantitative agreement between the theoretical prediction and the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119-2123
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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