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Volume 7, Issue 2


Volume 13 (2015)

Multilayer coatings for flexible high-barrier materials

Karol Vaško / Klaus Noller / Milan Mikula / Sabine Amberg-Schwab / Ulrike Weber
Published Online: 2009-04-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0056-2


A multilayer, flexible, and transparent high-barrier system based on flexible plastic foils, polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) and ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene-copolymer (ETFE), combined with vacuum-deposited, inorganic SiOx layers and hybrid ORMOCER® varnish layers were prepared in different orders on a semiproduction level. Barrier properties of prepared systems, as water vapour transmission (WVTR) and oxygen transmission (OTR), were measured and studied in connection with surface energy, surface topography, and water vapour adsorption properties. Correlations among layers sequence, barrier properties, and other parameters are presented, including some basic principles of permeation of substances through multilayer barrier systems. A combination of several inorganic and hybrid varnish layers is necessary to achieve the technological demands from a barrier standpoint. It is easier to suppress the oxygen transport than the water transport, due to the additional active penetration of water through hydrogen bonds and silanol creations at oxide interfaces, capillary condensation, and swelling with high internal pressure, leading to new defects.

Keywords: multilayer; permeation barrier; polymer; SiOx; coating

PACS: 66.30.-h; 81.15.-z; 82.35.-x

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Published Online: 2009-04-26

Published in Print: 2009-06-01

Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 371–378, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0056-2.

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