For medical device manufacturers, atmospheric plasma treatment offers significant benefits to facilitate and improve adhesion and bonding potential. MPN (Medical Plastics News 2012/5-6) has published a case story on the production of metal and plastic oxygenator fittings as a single part.
In comparison to conventional pretreatment methods - such as chemical, flame or corona treatment - atmospheric plasma offers a large number of advantages when it comes i.e. to plastics decorating processes. The US-magazine PLASTICS DECORATING (2012/6) gives a detailed report.
Surface treatment specialist GfO relies on Openair® plasma technology to provide designer car keys made from glass fibre-reinforced plastic with a durable adhesive coating and flawless finish. JOT (Journal for Surface Technology 2012/5), Germany's leading magazine on surface technology, reports.
For more than ten years atmospheric plasma technology is securing the printing processes on the high-gloss polypropylene handles of BSH immersion blenders. IPCM (International Paint & Coating Magazine 3-4/2012) reports on the application.
Pretreatment with Openair® plasma technology gives surfaces completely new adhesive characteristics. This is exactly what is needed in the complex production of rain and light sensors, where it is very difficult to achieve an adhesive bond between polycarbonate (PC) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR). The specialist South African magazine SA PLASTICS, COMPOSITES & RUBBER (4/5-2012) has a full report.
Optimum corrosion protection and long-time stable paint adhesion - the trade magazine KORROSIONSSCHUTZ AKTUELL (1/2012) publishes an article in its most recent edition about the possible fields of application for Openair® technology in aviation and aerospace engineering.
A problem with the adhesion of liquid silicone rubber to polycarbonate would almost have resulted in failing to undertake production of an auto part. Thanks to the prompt introduction of Openair® Plasma, on-time production was once again a possibility. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (10/2011) reports.
Atmospheric plasma technology has already proven itself many times as an environmentally friendly alternative to wet chemical cleaning and pre-treatment. JOT, Germany's leading magazine for surface technology, reports in a special edition.
Through the use of Openair® plasma, a plastic finisher managed to coat the design product of an automotive manufacturer with a high-gloss hardcoat paint in a durable and impact-resistant manner. The German plastics journal KUNSTSTOFFE (10/2011) covers the process.
A problem with the adhesion of LSR to PC in the injection molding process would have almost led to a breakdown in production. The German journal ADHÄSION (10/2011) reports about the successful outcome through the use of Openair® plasma.