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Standard of Automation: Turnkey plasma cell for ultra-strong hybrid bonds


Christian Buske
24.11.2016

After working on the project for more than two years, PLASMATREAT has launched a new system solution for plastic-to-metal bonds in the injection molding process. The solution, which can be ...


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Titania-coatings for medical technology


Christian Buske
15.08.2016

Titania is a biological harmless and chemical stable material. It is used in various fields, e.g. medical engineering and catalysis. The special property of titania, in addition to the excellent ...


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The new DIN 2304: Opportunities for industrial bonding processes and surface treatment


Anja Lömker
15.10.2015

When a bonding process not keeps it´s promise the cause is supposed to be the adhesive. However, in the meantime it has become clear that the main fault is not the material in industrial bonds, ...


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Electromobility in automotive industry


Joachim Schüßler
19.06.2015

Electromobility, networked and automated driving are the drivers of innovation in the automotive industry. The German automotive industry is pushing the development of electric mobility with great ...


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First-opening-protection available for self-adhesive labels


Willy Bader
10.06.2015

Modern packaging take on new responsibilities by the advent of new technologies and materials. Fighting against product piracy or protection from improper use are examples that show requirements. ...


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Improvement of adhesion of UV inks on glass by plasma


Bas Buser
19.05.2015

After a long research and development time the adhesion of UV-curing inks on glass by digital printing can now be improved. For this purpose, the glass first gets cleaned by Openair® plasma so ...


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World Market Leader and Future Champion


Christian Buske
23.02.2015

CEO of Plasmatreat GmbH Christian Buske was awarded the medal for gaining entry into the Encyclopedia of German World Market Leaders during the Summit of World Market Leaders in Schwäbisch Hall. ...


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Plasmatreat at Mimaki UV event in Amsterdam


Bas Buser
13.01.2015

The leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers Mimaki has organized an UV event in Amsterdam where people from the sign industry were invited to get informed about trends and developments ...


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Exchanging knowledge at this years´s Technology Meeting


Christian Buske
08.01.2015

For this year´s Technology Meeting our international sales team and representatives of more than 20 countries met at Park Inn Hotel Bielefeld, Germany to discuss and learn about plasma ...


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Plasma for final packaging - ice cream and frozen foods securely packaged


Willy Bader
06.11.2014

Activation and pretreatment of the longitudinal seam of laminated and metallized cartons is today state-of-the-art for folding carton manufacturers. Folding box manufacturers around the world are ...


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„Plasma Tube“ pretreats 1024 different seal geometries in record time


Joachim Schüßler
29.08.2014

Plasma Tube was developed to make the already very rapid plasma pretreatment process even more efficient when manufacturing a wide variety of different seal profiles.

The new station can ...


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A recent report from the automotive industry


Joachim Schüßler
19.08.2014

If an existing process suddenly collapse a company can no more produce in the worst case. So happened at our partner from the automotive industry: A process that have worked for long time suddenly ...


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Research Project „Plasma Ski“: Patent pending application - Openair®-Plasma and PlasmaPlus® combined for polyethylene ski-base treatment


Anja Lömker
26.06.2014

By using atmospheric pressure plasma for cleaning, activating and coating, the Italian science and technology center Environment Park S.p.A, Torino, a research partner of Plasmatreat Italy, has ...


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Activation before applying solder mask


Peter Langhof
17.06.2014

Especially at high circuit boards there is the risk of the paint to be very thin at their edges. More precisely, the coating thickness at the edge radius is very low especially at reduced ...


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Digital UV-direct printing on Home Appliances


Anja Lömker
15.06.2014

The fact that the topic of digital UV direct printing on non-polar plastics such as PE, PP, WPC, laminated MDF or recycled polymers is still current has been shown on the Inprint in April 2014. The...


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Plasma in digital printing processes on INPRINT 2014


Bas Buser
07.05.2014

The INPRINT is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the topic of printing in industrial processes. To demonstrate the enhanced surface wettability after treatment with plasma Plasmatreat has...


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Edges appear jointless on furnitures


Bas Buser
22.04.2014

Jointless connection between the panel and the edge (zero bondline) is a quality feature for modern furnitures. Therefore, it is important to enable an invisible edge. A common approach is the ...


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Packaging Migration


Willy Bader
10.04.2014

Migration of food packaging in the packaging industry is widespread. Migration defines the process when substances from packaging are transferred to the product. These can be printing inks, ...


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Openair® plasma enables antibacterial surfaces


Christian Buske
25.03.2014

Due to increased hygiene standards of our society antimicrobial surfaces are gaining more and more of importance. Life science and medical technology in particular have high requirements for ...


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Which microorganisms are sensitive to plasma?


Christian Buske
20.03.2014

In collaboration with project partners and customers as well as in our internal laboratory, the following bacteria, yeasts and molds were examined for damage by plasma:

Dialysis – assured by plasma


Christian Buske
17.01.2014

It’s all a matter of getting the dose right.

Openair® plasma must be metered with utmost precision during the pretreatment of highly sensitive hollow fibers, such as those used in ...


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Rising quality standards and ever-increasing demands for improved service life and durability


Joachim Schüßler
15.11.2013

The impression gained from Bondexpo in Stuttgart and K-2013 in Düsseldorf is that this year, trade fair visitors are noticeably well-prepared and targeted in their questioning.

The latest...


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Plasma - Adhesion with water-based adhesives


Willy Bader
07.11.2013

Laminated cardboard and paper surfaces are designed to look appealing and sophisticated. But it is often difficult to reliably bond these attractive surfaces without using high-grade, expensive, ...


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Rapid changeover times and easy servicing


Joachim Schüßler
07.11.2013

As our latest generation of plasma systems showcased at the K2013 plastics trade show demonstrated, we have hit the mark in terms of market requirements and expectations.
Nowadays, processes ...


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Plasma Activation for Bonding Counterweights in Washing Machines


Anja Lömker
05.11.2013

The structural bonding of polypropylene to counterweights made from polymer concrete was unveiled for the first time at the K2013 - an example of pretreatment and activation at the highest level. ...


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OPENAIR®-PLASMA TREATMENT OF LARGE PANELS


Bas Buser
05.11.2013

During the K-Show 2013 we got lots of interest in our Openair®-Plasma tool for cleaning and activating of large panel surfaces. This Openair®-Plasma tool for treatment of large panels is a ...


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Desmearing drilled holes with Openair® plasma


Peter Langhof
04.11.2013

The manufacture of printed circuit boards is as diverse as the product itself and the requirements that the product is now required to satisfy. We are currently experiencing an exponential rise in ...


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LIFE SIENCE – the focus of Plasmatreat booth at K2013


Christian Buske
04.11.2013

At the K2013 Plasmatreat showcased over 30 applications of Openair® plasma in medical engineering alone.

The following themes attracted particular attention:

COST SAVING – ...


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LIVELY DISCUSSION AT INDUSTRY GATHERING IN BIRKENFELD


Christian Buske
04.11.2013

A large number of medical engineering specialists attended a seminar in Birkenfeld in October (part of the Akzept series of events) to discuss industry trends and new opportunities for plasma ...


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NEW: Digital printing on large panels at high throughput speeds of up to 55m/min


Bas Buser
26.09.2013

Digital printing offers manufacturers of furniture panels and parts virtually unlimited design flexibility. Wood effects, patterns or photographs can be printed onto different base materials to ...


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Plasma takes the lead in zero-joint technology: Plastic edge joints in furniture manufacturing


Bas Buser
25.09.2013

The Düstec plasma system can be used to cleanly process a wide variety of thermoplastic edge materials such as PP, ABS, PVC and PMMA. Edging material manufacturers provide edge bands with ...


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Plastics in medical engineering – reliable plasma processes for manufacturing syringes, bags, packaging materials, components, devices ...


Willy Bader
21.09.2013

In medical engineering it is particularly important to ensure that products and devices are safely processed. High-engineered polymers such as PS (polystyrene), PEEK (polyether ketone) or PC ...


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Optimum processing of plastic packaging


Willy Bader
20.09.2013

More than 40% of the packaging used in the food industry is made from plastics – ranging from PE, PP, PET to new, complex composite materials and recyclables.

The ability to reliably ...


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Next generation: in-line process control of surface quality during the pretreatment of headlights


Joachim Schüßler
19.09.2013

The use of plasma to pretreat the seal areas during the manufacture of headlight housings was one of Plasmatreat’s earliest applications and has long been regarded as ...


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Highly effective: Plasma treatment of large, light-weight composite panels


Joachim Schüßler
18.09.2013

Modern honeycomb-structured, lightweight PP panels are used for all types of structures in vehicle manufacturing. The main advantage is high stability at a fraction of the weight of conventional ...


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Outstanding adhesion of environmentally friendly casein adhesives to PE containers


Willy Bader
17.09.2013

When wet labeling PE bottles, complex pretreatments are required to ensure that conventional casein-based adhesives form a reliable bond.

Openair® plasma treatment creates a consistently ...


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Small but essential detail: Best-before-date printed reliably with fast-drying UV inks


Willy Bader
12.09.2013

We have developed an ideal solution for printing best-before-dates and food labels securely onto plastic tubular bags: The areas concerned are pretreated with Openair® plasma immediately before ...


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Atmospheric plasma treatment: Dry sterilization of food packaging


Willy Bader
05.09.2013

When packing food items such as dairy products, even minute levels of contamination by germs, bacteria and fungi can cause major problems. Plastic containers must be sterilized immediately before ...


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Long-term corrosion protection for electronic components


Peter Langhof
05.09.2013

Electronic components must be protected from corrosion wherever they come into contact with moisture. Reliable long-term protection from moisture ingress is a basic requirement when bonding or ...


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Applying conductive traces to plastic housings with the new FPC® process


Peter Langhof
05.09.2013

The FPC (fine powder coating) process pre-cleans and activates components in a single, environmentally-friendly operation, then selectively deposits metallic coatings in a matter of ...


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Safe tamper-evident seals for PE, glass and metal


Willy Bader
05.09.2013

Plasma treatment of PE or coated metal bottle closures (caps) prior to labeling is one of Plasmatreat's standard applications.

In a single step, the plasma treatment removes lubricant ...


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Plasma treatment for new combinations of materials in the automotive industry


Joachim Schüßler
05.09.2013

Openair® plasma has been used in over 100 successful applications in the automotive industry to date!

Increasingly, the industry needs to bond together materials with very different ...


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Optimum adhesion of polyurethane (PUR) foam to polypropylene (PP) plastic components


Anja Lömker
02.09.2013

The seals of domestic appliances such as tumble dryers need an extremely reliable adhesive bond to prevent any moisture penetration even after years of use – and this presents something of a ...


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Extreme dynamic stresses, long-time stable adhesion of counterweights in washing machines, example BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH


Anja Lömker
27.08.2013

The domestic appliance industry is increasingly turning to elastic adhesives. This technology offers numerous advantages and a high degree of process flexibility compared with conventional ...


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