The usual masking process before foam filling is particularly labor-intensive in instrument panel construction. The journal "Special K 2010" describes how the supplier to Audi, Peguform, completely does without masking.
Environmental protection is a key issue to transport companies. Over 15 000 new refrigerated semi-trailers are produced by Europe's largest trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull each year. The eco-friendly truck production involves the use of Openair® plasma. The German plastics magazine PLASTVERARBEITER (10/2010) gives the details.
Plastics: Plasma solves even complex adhesion problems
In its annual edition 2010, the magazine KUNSTSTOFFVERARBEITUNG (Plastics Processing) reports about how the atmospheric Openair@ plasma technology frequently proves to be a true crisis manager when it comes to problematic bondings of plastic materials.
The renowned US scientists Dr. Kash Mittal and Dr. Robert H. Lacombe devote the technical editorial for their latest MST (Material, Science and Technology) newsletter to the atmospheric plasma treatment technology.
The American electronics magazine US-TECH reports in its September 2010 issue on how the Openair® plasma treatment process is used in the electronics industry to process parts and circuits during production and/or assembly.
A new rotary plasma technique from Plasmatreat allows for the first time to pretreat large-area lightweight composite panels at high speed in a continuous process. Germany’s bonding journal ADHÄSION (8/2010) describes the new process.
Atmospheric pressure plasma displaces the use of chemicals in the precleaning of aluminium coils. The International Painting and Coating Magazine IPCM reports in its July/August 2010 issue about the revolutionary process.
Furniture construction: Plasma brings the zero-joint
From this year on, the furniture industry supplier Niemann relies on Openair® plasma for edge bonding and thus creates the zero-joint. The furniture trade journal DDS-Möbel und Ausbau (5/2010) reports about this new development in a lead story.
The PlasmaPlus® technology allows the nanocoating of aluminium for the first time under normal pressure. The process ensures an excellent corrosion protection. MFN (Metal Finishing News) describes the new technique.