News: Plasmatreat opens new technology and research center
Plasmatreat continues to expand its research and development department. In the new technology center at the company's headquarters in Steinhagen, not only will innovative plasma coating processes be developed in the future, but conferences and process presentations will also be held. The new building, which cost 4.5 million euros, was inaugurated with a ceremony on October 30.
The technology center houses the research, development and application technology departments on a total area of 1,400 square meters. "Among other things, plasma processes for new, environmentally friendly direct-bonding composites will be developed there," reports Plasmatreat CEO Dipl.-Ing. Christian Buske. Another research group will work on plasma surface functionalization for high-performance, structural adhesive bonding. The company is also researching integrated processes for plasma coating. These are expected to enable digital printing on a wide range of surfaces that are normally difficult to print on. New open-Plasma processes for electronics manufacturing are also under development.
The new building also houses a microbiological test laboratory. Here, Plasmatreat specialists will in future be investigating how the patented Openair-Plasma process can be used to disinfect packaging materials or sterile rooms. In addition to research, great importance is attached to the area of further training: training courses, process presentations and meetings of working groups on plasma research will be held in a conference room that can accommodate 200 people. Plasmatreat customers will also have the opportunity to run in their systems in the technology center and produce pilot series.
The new building was inaugurated on October 30 with a ceremony attended by Steinhagen's mayor Klaus Besser and Plasmatreat CEO Dipl.-Ing. Christian Buske. Plasmatreat's cooperation partners, such as Fraunhofer IFAM and the automotive supplier Hella, presented interesting facts about plasma in lectures and small experiments.