The structural bonding of polypropylene to counterweights made from polymer concrete was unveiled for the first time at the K2013 - an example of pretreatment and activation at the highest level. Counterweights are used as stabilizing elements in washing machines; the rapidly spinning drum exposes the machine to high mechanical stresses and requires counterbalancing to offset vibrations. Plasma activation ensures that adhesives and sealants bond securely, thereby reducing vibration and noise.
POLYMER COMPOSITES 2019
ALUMINIUM-PRAXIS Special (01.2019)