AntiCorr® coating protects against corrosion and can be tested in 60 seconds

Tuesday, 12-05-2023
60 min

Historically, metal corrosion protection has relied on environmentally unfriendly wet chemical treatment processes that involve significant logistical challenges. In addition, the evaluation of passivation of metals, especially aluminum, requires extensive testing, often up to 1200 hours of salt spray testing (DIN EN ISO 9227) or PV 1209 to confirm efficacy. Faced with these challenges, three key questions arise: How can corrosion protection be achieved without the use of harmful chemicals? What approaches exist to significantly reduce test time? And, critically, how can we reduce the carbon-intensive logistics associated with these processes?

Join us for our next PlasmaTalk as we explore fundamental questions: "AntiCorr® coating protects against corrosion and can be tested in just 60 seconds."

Discover the critical steps in protecting your products from the elements, especially in housing applications, by ensuring careful pretreatment of the sealing surface. The process begins with an ultra-fine cleaning of the metal surface using Openair Plasma®, which effectively removes organic contaminants such as oil. At the same time, the metal oxide layer is modified to ensure a strong bond. With this important foundation in place, we move on to answer the questions from above.

What is PlasmaPlus® and how can corrosion protection be achieved without the use of harmful chemicals?

Going beyond the components of the Openair-Plasma® process—compressed air and electricity—PlasmaPlus® technology adds a small amount of precursor to deposit a coating. This method is applicable to diverse metals, including aluminum die-cast, magnesium, wrought aluminum, copper, and steel. The resulting AntiCorr® coating is not only environmentally friendly but also cost-effective, surpassing traditional passivation processes in thin-film performance and selective coating options.

What approaches exist to significantly reduce test time at Plasmatreat?

Discover the revolutionary speed of testing with Plasmatreat's AntiCorr® Test Fluids. This innovative method involves depositing copper sulphate, a highly acidic and corrosive liquid, as a droplet onto the surface. Within seconds, visible results emerge, offering a rapid and reliable indication of the coating's success against long-lasting salt spray tests. This cutting-edge approach transforms the assessment process, providing efficiency without compromising accuracy.

How can the carbon-intensive logistics be reduced by AntiCorr®?

Traditional processes often involve transporting metal components to external suppliers for galvanic treatment, resulting in increased transportation-related carbon emissions. Plasmatreat's innovative approach allows for on-site application of the AntiCorr® coating, minimizing the transportation footprint and environmental impact. This localized application not only saves time and resources, but also aligns with sustainable practices by reducing the carbon footprint typically associated with transporting materials to off-site processing facilities.

In this free PlasmaTalk, Lukas Buske, Head of Plasma Applications, will delve into:

  • Cleaning and removing fine organic contaminants from metals
  • PlasmaPlus® coatings for effective corrosion protection
  • Using AntiCorr® Test Fluids to enable a rapid assessment of coatings
  • Benefits of atmospheric pressure Plasma for anti-corrosion coating
  • Dramatic cost savings compared to alternative solutions

The PlasmaTalk will run for approximately 40-60 minutes, including FAQs. If you have specific problems or questions, feel free to send them in advance to, and we'll gladly incorporate them into the program. Please note that due to our international audience, we provide the time slot in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Please check your time zone using the time calculator below (TimeCalc).

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of plasma applications and optimize your production processes for more durable and secure products. Join us on the cutting edge of corrosion protection technology!