Plasma and adhesion to rubber, plastics substrates
World-class, fully automated manufacturing processes rely more and more on advanced, environmentally friendly surface treatment technologies. RUBBER & PLASTICS NEWS (USA) reports in its June 15th issue on how Openair atmospheric pressure plasma allows inline rubber and plastic manufacturing processes to become fully automated with total process control.
Pretreatment with atmospheric-pressure plasma allows the joining of materials that in principle are incompatible, such as metal and plastic. The German journal MEDIZIN & TECHNIK (Medicine & Technics) carries a report on how with the aid of Openair plasma complicated composite fittings for use in oxygenators are reliably manufactured at low cost.
Pretreatment with atmospheric pressure plasma is arousing ever more interest among users who require microscopically fine precleaning and high activation of surfaces prior to the finishing process. The American journal PROCESS CLEANING (5/6-2009) reports in its 6-page cover story about the secure and cost saving Openair® process.
The trend towards the use of modern composite materials in aircraft makes numerous new demands on the surface pretreatment and coating. The lightweight construction magazine LIGHTWEIGHTDESIGN (2/09) carries a report on the possibilities for atmospheric-pressure plasma pretreatment.
Treatment of the finishing coat with atmospheric-pressure plasma after a “spot repair” avoids the very dusty sanding of the paint. The German journal of surface technology JOT presents a report on the innovative technique.
Automotive: atmospheric plasma – eco-friendly and cost saving
„Micro-cleaning of surfaces and improvement of adhesion” is the title of an article written by Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske, which has been published in April in ATZ-PRODUKTION, one of Germany’s leading automotive trade journals.
To produce brilliant and scratch-proof surfaces of plastics display fascias, sophisticated coating techniques are employed after injection molding. The technical journal KUNSTSTOFFE INTERNATIONAL reports in its March issue on the pretreatment of components with atmospheric plasma.
Interview: “Plasma technology often amortizes within one year“
Surface treatment with plasma can do much more than extend the durability of tools. In March the German trade magazine INDUSTRIEANZEIGER talked to Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske about the possibilities of atmospheric plasma treatment.
On the occasion of the 9th international Plasmatreat Sales Meeting Dr. Erwin Bürkle (KraussMaffei Technologies), Klaus Hilmer (Elastogran) and Christian Buske (Plasmatreat) discussed with Susanne Zinckgraf, editor-in-chief of the trade magazine PLASTVERARBEITER, the future chances of the process integration by plasma technology and its significance for the production site Germany in the framework of a press talk.
Gluing of high-grade folding boxes thanks to Openair® plasma technology
On its Bobst Alpina folder-gluer machine the Catalan company EGISA produces high-grade boxes that are securely bonded by means of integrated plasma treatment. The Swiss trade magazine DER VERPACKUNGSDRUCK reports on this topic in its issue 1/2009.