following is a selection of 4th State publications
and presentations throughout the past 25 years.
Please call for additional information.
of Gas Plasma – Its Diversity, M. Larner and S.L. Kaplan, paper
based on presentation to the ASM Materials and Processes
for Medical Devices Conference, August 25-27, 2004, St. Paul, MN, pending publication
Processes for Wide Fabric, Film and Non-wovens, S.L. Kaplan, Surface & Coatings Technology 186
Cold Gas Plasma
S.L. Kaplan, paper based on presentation to the Fourth
International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling
11-13, 2003, Orlando, FL
Modification of Inert
Surfaces by PECVD and their Characterization by Surface
Analysis Techniques, A. Craig, A. Ginwalla, I. Mowat
(Charles Evans and Associates) with S.L. Kaplan and
M. Larner (4th State, Inc.)., Poster Presentation
at Biointerface 2003, October 22-24, 2003, Savannah,
Sites on Non-polymeric Materials:
Gas Plasma Treatment and Surface Analysis, 4th State, Inc. and
Evans Analytical Group, EAG Technical Note, 2003
Bond to Non-Stick Film after Plasma Surface Treatment, S.L. Kaplan, D.J. Naab, Adhesives
& Sealants Industry, February, 2001
Coatings for the Plastics Industry, O.S. Kolluri, S.L. Kaplan, D.A.
Frazier, Fourth International Conference on Surface
Modification Technologies, Paris, France, November,
Eric Finson and Stephen L. Kaplan, Chapter from the
Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Second
Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
Polymeric Material Surfaces with Plasmas, Don M. Coates and Stephen L. Kaplan,
Plasma Processing of Advanced Materials, MRS Bulletin,
Gas Plasma Treatment
of Kevlar® and Spectra® Fabrics for Advanced Composites,
Stephen L. Kaplan and Wally P.
Hansen, SAMPE International Conference, Orlando, FL, October
Cold Gas Plasma
Treatment For Re-engineering Films, Stephen L. Kaplan, Paper film Foil Converter, Vol 71,
No. 6, June 1997
Plasma: The Chemistry
Tool for the 21st Century, Stephen L. Kaplan
What is Gas Plasma
and Should You Care?, Stephen L. Kaplan
of Webs and Films, E. Finson, S. Kaplan and L. Wood
Processes Boost Bondability of Rubber and Metal, Maria Hozbor, Adhesives Age, December 1993.
Processes and Adhesive Bonding of Polytetrafluoroethylene, S.L. Kaplan, E.S. Lopata and J.
and Interface Analysis, 1993, 20:331-226
Plasma Processes For Enhanced Paintability of TPO
Auto Fascia, Stephen L. Kaplan, Peter
W. Rose, Sorlien, Per Harald, and Styrmo, Odd
Optimum Bond Strength with Plasma Treatment, G.P. Hansen, R.A. Rushing, R.W.
Warren, S.L. Kaplan and O.S. Kolluri, Society of Manufacturing
Engineers Technical Paper AD89-537, 1989.
and the Treatment of Advanced Fibers, O.S. Kolluri, S.L. Kaplan, and P.W. Rose, November, 1988