Glossary of surface technology


Hydrophobic means water repellent. A surface is hydrophobic it is has a smaller surface tension than water (72 mN/m). Then, water does not spread on the surface but contracts in a spherical shape. By means of plasma coating. ultra-hydrophobic coats can be generated from which water drops roll off like glass beads. The opposite of hydrophobic is hydrophilic

Hydrophobic and hydrophilic surface treatment of fabrics

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