The paper reviews a current state of the art in the
in-line plasma treatment of low-cost materials and opportunities for the use
of the so-called Diffuse Coplanar Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge
(DCSBD). A brief outline of physical mechanism and basic properties of DCSBD
is given. The results presented on the ambient air plasma treatments of
textile, paper, wood, and glass illustrate that DCSBD offers outstanding
performance with extremely low energy consumption for large area, uniform
surface modifications of materials under continuous process conditions.