Process in which a polymer surface is chemically modified by grafting or by the generation of active sites that can lead to the initiation
of a graft polymerization
- Peroxidation, ozonolysis, high-energy irradiation, and plasma etching are methods of generating active sites on a polymer surface.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 895