Source: SIKA (D)
Through „Openair®“ plasma, these systems attain best results, even on critical grounds.
The technologies of sealing and adhesive bonding are closely related with surface enginering. On well-prepared surfaces, outstanding perdurable bonding results can be obtained. Cleaning by solvents, grinding, or precoating are classical methods for the pre-treatment of a base surface. All these methods have in common, though, high expenses and the often but insufficient automation feasibility.
But our customers, however, demand for a high level of
automation and fast amortisation, as well as highest process
reliability and the reduction of expenditure and cycle times. In order
to be able to meet each of these demands optimally, we were looking for
an alternative for the conventional pre-treatment methods and found it
in the application of atmospheric plasma.
As one of the leading enterprises in the adhesive and
sealant industry, Sika Germany developed and brought to production
stage various guiding adhesive bonding projects together with
Plasmatreat in the last few years. That way, best results could be
obtained with the systems Sikaflex® -254 Booster, SikaTack® -Plus
Booster, and Sikaflex® -600 Serie – even on critical grounds – through
the application of “Openair®” plasma.
The feasibility of the process-sure “Openair®” plasma systems’
integration, particularly in series processes, is excellent. Thanks to
this technology, we can now prepare even difficult substrates with the
Director Technical Department
SIKA Deutschland GmbH