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Technical Publications and Presentations

The following is a selection of 4th State publications and presentations throughout the past 25 years.  Please call for additional information.

The Challenges 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

Plasma Processes for Wide Fabric, Film and Non-wovens, S.L. Kaplan, Surface & Coatings Technology 186 (2004) 214-217

Cold Gas Plasma and Silanes, S.L. Kaplan, paper based on presentation to the Fourth International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling Agents, June 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, GA

Functional Sites on Non-polymeric Materials:  Gas Plasma Treatment and Surface Analysis, 4th State, Inc. and Evans Analytical Group, EAG Technical Note, 2003

PSAs Tenaciously Bond to Non-Stick Film after Plasma Surface Treatment, S.L. Kaplan, D.J. Naab, Adhesives & Sealants Industry, February, 2001

Plasma Assisted Coatings for the Plastics Industry, O.S. Kolluri, S.L. Kaplan, D.A. Frazier, Fourth International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies, Paris, France, November, 1990

Surface Treatment, Eric Finson and Stephen L. Kaplan, Chapter from the Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

Modification of Polymeric Material Surfaces with Plasmas, Don M. Coates and Stephen L. Kaplan, Plasma Processing of Advanced Materials, MRS Bulletin, August 1996

Gas Plasma Treatment of Kevlar® and Spectra® Fabrics for Advanced Composites, Stephen L. Kaplan and Wally P. Hansen, SAMPE International Conference, Orlando, FL, October 29, 1997

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

Plasma Treatment of Webs and Films, E. Finson, S. Kaplan and L. Wood

Plasma Processes Boost Bondability of Rubber and Metal, Maria Hozbor, Adhesives Age, December 1993.

Plasma Processes and Adhesive Bonding of Polytetrafluoroethylene, S.L. Kaplan, E.S. Lopata and J. Smith, Surface and Interface Analysis, 1993, 20:331-226

Commercial Plasma Processes For Enhanced Paintability of TPO Auto Fascia, Stephen L. Kaplan,   Peter W. Rose, Sorlien, Per Harald, and Styrmo, Odd

Achieving 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.

Gas Plasma and the Treatment of Advanced Fibers, O.S. Kolluri, S.L. Kaplan, and P.W. Rose, November, 1988




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