Improved Adhesion Between Metal and Polymer Surfaces
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This process improves the adhesion between the metal film and a polymer surface on which the metal film is deposited. It is a dry process in which an initial metal nucleating layer is deposited on the polymer. The polymer surface is then roughened using a reactive plasma texturing process. A metal film is then deposited onto the roughened surface.