Surfaces of metalized plastic or stainless steel (such as on ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators) can have an especially attractive decorative impact. Without finishes on those surfaces, however, they would soon be unsightly, corroded by finger prints or cleaning agents.
The Plasmaplus® process provides long-term protection with new, invisible nano-coatings that can also be combined with anti-bacterial effect. These nano-coatings are applied inline in final processing.
Anti-fingerprint coating from Fraunhofer IFAM – Innovative nanocoating to reduce the visibility of fingerprints:
The coating is distinguished by its ability to maintain surface characteristics – such as gloss and roughness – and is especially suitable for matte surfaces made of metal or plastic.
The underlying process developed by the Fraunhofer IFAM institute consists of two stages. A liquid is first applied in a thin film which is then made to crosslink by plasma or light (excimer technology, Smart Plasma process). © Fraunhofer IFAM