From June 24 - 26, 2014 parts2clean, the leading international trade show for industrial parts and surface cleaning, will take place in Stuttgart, Germany. “Quality needs perfection” will be the motto of this show. This year Plasmatreat has been invited to share a stand with business partner SLE electronic GmbH.
Both companies provide environmentally friendly surface cleaning solutions which can be used in combination, for instance during coil coating. Whilst SLE uses high-pressure cleaning systems to remove coarse surface impurities from sheet metal, Plasmatreat’s atmospheric pressure plasma system performs microfine cleaning immediately prior to coating.
Openair® plasma not only cleans the material surface, however; it simultaneously activates it, increasing the surface energy in targeted areas. Plasma activation makes adhesion-resistant non-polar plastics like polypropylene receptive to bonding, printing and coating. The effect of microfine cleaning and simultaneous selective activation far outweighs the effectiveness of conventional systems. Pretreatment with Openair plasma treatment significantly increases the adhesion capacity and wettability of the material surface in a precisely adjustable manner. This ensures long-time stable bonding of adhesives and coatings even under the most challenging conditions. On top, by adding a precursor into the plasma, surfaces can be functionally nano-coated in-line with Plasmatreat’s PlasmaPlus° technology.
Whoever wants to discover the dual effect of the highly efficient pretreatment method is welcome to test his own component, at the booth of Plasmatreat. Visitors are invited to perform a test ink or contact angle measurement in a special test laboratory to determine the surface tension before and after plasma treatment. Would you like to fix a show appointment? Then please contact Mr. Joachim Schüßler by phone +49 (0)7231 28099-40 or e-mail Joachim.email@example.com