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Higher modulus compositions incorporating particulate rubber

United States Patent

October 19, 1999
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A plastic article having a number of surfaces with at least one surface being modified by contacting that surface with a reactive gas atmosphere containing F.sub.2, Cl.sub.2, O.sub.2, Ozone, SO.sub.3, oxidative acids, or mixtures thereof, at a temperature and gas partial pressure sufficient to increase the surface energy of the at least one surface being modified to at least 40 dynes/cm at a temperature of C., to enhance bonding of non-slip polymer coatings to the modified surface, to which coatings elastomeric or rigid particles may be admixed for imparting a surface profile and increasing the coefficient of friction between the coated surface and the counter-surface.
Bauman; Bernard D. (Emmaus, PA), Williams; Mark A. (Souderton, PA)
Composite Particles, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
08/ 824,704
April 14, 1997
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Nos. DE-AC07-88ID12695 and DE-FC02-93CE41037 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.