Plasma treatment is a novel method for processing and finishing materials with significant cost and environmental benefits. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is created when energy is added to gas molecules causing them to excite and dissociate into charged particles. These charged particles can be used to directly modify the surface of materials or cause chemical reactions. Plasma treatment can be used to completely replace the traditional pad-dry-cure method of finishing. Unlike conventional methods of finishing, plasma does not require an oven or heat and no waste-water is produced. This makes plasma treatment an environmentally-friendly alternative that can dramatically change conventional methods of finishing throughout the industry.