Efficient Solution for Treating Plastic Surfaces

Efficient Solution for Treating Plastic Surfaces

Plasmatreat will present atmospheric-pressure plasma solutions at Interplas in Birmingham 

At the Interplas exhibition, which will take place from September 28th – 30th in Birmingham, Plasmatreat UK will focus on solutions for surface treatment with plasma technology in the plastics industry. At its booth E50 in hall 4 visitors can get insights in plasma technology theoretically and the Plasmatreat UK team will demonstrate practically how a plasma system works.  

Plasma technology based on a simple physical principle: the addition of energy causes states of matter to change. If energy is added to a gas, it is ionized and enters the high-energy plasma state as the fourth state of matter. When plasma with its high energy level comes into contact with materials, the surface properties change e.g., from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. In this way, plasma can be used to specifically change the surface of substrates in order to improve adhesion and even to join together materials that were originally incompatible.  

The Plasmatreat team wants to use their participation in Birmingham to present the Openair-Plasma technology and its various advantages to our British customers and interested people: Plasma technology requires are virtually no chemicals, reduces effort, cycle times and costs, and makes long-lasting adhesive bonds possible. For reasons of productivity, cost, and the environment, companies are increasingly abandoning the use of chemical substances or “primers” as bonding agents. Pretreatment with Openair-Plasma from Plasmatreat increases the adhesion and wettability of surfaces, thus enabling the use of more cost-effective material alternatives and new types of material composites while maintaining the quality of the end products. 

With a special demo unit, Plasmatreat will show how surface treatment with plasma works by pretreating different polymers. The plasma process is dry, non-contact, selective in location, and fast. The company’s plasma system uses a comprehensive process-control system and is fully robot-compatible and inline-capable. For more specific requirements, functionalized coatings can be applied to the surfaces of materials using the special PlasmaPlus process. With the PlasmaPlus PT-Bond coating process, even plastics that were previously difficult to bond can be bonded directly and permanently with elastic adhesives. Primers that are harmful to the environment and health can be replaced with plasma technology.

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