How Openair-Plasma® Pretreatment improves Color Fastness and Adhesion

Tuesday, 03-08-2022
60 min

Particularly on many non-polar substrates (plastic/metal), certain fastness characteristics have so far only been achievable with solvent-based ink systems, e.g. with regard to rub resistance, grease resistance and coating fastness. In contrast, Openair-Plasma® treatment is an environmentally friendly and economic process for increasing wettability and adhesion. The Plasmatreat process combines various effects in one treatment step, such as the cleaning of organic residues (fine cleaning), the chemical-physical modification of the surface and the activation of the surface for further work steps.

Another focus is the adhesion improvement by chemical functionalization of surfaces. Plasma polymerization with the PlasmaPlus® process is already being used successfully for surface coating in different industrial applications.

In this PlasmaTalk, Bas Buser, our former Global Market Segment Manager Printing Applications at Plasmatreat and now acting as a consultant, explains how you achieve stable printing results on many different materials - without using primers.

After participating in this PlasmaTalk you will know more about:

  • Adhesion improvements of ink on several materials - even on recycled ones
  • Extremely durable: improved adhesion equates to enhanced moisture and scratch resistance
  • Environmentally-friendly inline process with a maximum of process control
  • Significant savings on inks/raw materials
  • PlasmaPlus® Coating for printing glass, metal and other materials
  • Practical examples

This no-charge PlasmaTalk is aimed at research, development and quality control personnel as well as designers, process engineers and operators of production equipment in industrial processes.

The PlasmaTalk will run for appr. 40 - 60 min. including FAQs. If you have a specific problem or question, please send your question in advance to and we will be happy to include it into the program.

Please note that due to our international audience, we provide the time slot in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
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Bas Buser

Global Market Segment Manager Printing Applications

Before Bas joined Plasmatreat, he worked as a process improvement engineer in the packaging, non-woven and woodworking industry at several multinational companies. This has given Bas an extensive insight and a vast international contact network within the printing industry which covers all disciplines in a printing process. At Plasmatreat Bas gave many years his contribution to plasma-enhanced printing processes and their promotion in the industry. He now acts as a consultant to support Plasmatreat in this industry.