The Promise Of Plasma – FORD testing the Openair® Technology
Work at Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Innovation Center (RIC) in Dearborn, MI, USA has shown that Openair® Plasma pretreatment offers an attractive way to reduce the environmental impact of the paint operation while improving a plant’s bottom line. America’s distinguished magazine FTM (Finishing Today Magazine) describes in its 5/2008 issue how researchers have tested the innovative technology.
Bonding processes: Optimization by means of atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment
Applications for Openair® Plasma are almost unlimited. On the basis of the different applications in bonding processes the journal WERKSTOFFE reports in its 5/2008 issue on the great versatility of this plasma technology.
Innovative plasma technology resolves problems in package manufacturing
Hosted by André Schlenk of Resin Processing Solutions, and addressed by Christian Buske of Plasmatreat in Germany, a recent seminar held in Hout Bay, South Africa explored the uses of Plasmatreat’s Openair atmospheric-pressure plasma technology. Gill Loubser, editor-in-chief of the magazine P&PM (Packaging & Print Media, South Africa) reports in her latest issue in April 2008 on the advantages of this exciting new technology for packaging production.
Plasma beam cleans and activates covering and sealing surfaces
Whether the focus is on highly sensitive sensors and control elements, scratch-resistant displays or high-grade alarm systems, in order for paints, inks, adhesives or sealing compounds to adhere in optimum fashion in the electronics industry surfaces are pretreated with Openair® plasma. The German technical journal ELEKTRONIK-PRAXIS reports on this in February in its 4/2008 issue and on its internet page.
Clean affair – Large-area application in LNG tankers
Unique anywhere in the world is the large-area application of atmospheric-pressure plasma developed by Plasmatreat to obtain 100 % insulation in the interior of the largest liquefied natural gas tankers in the world. The German technical journal PLASTVERARBEITER carries a report on this in its January 2008 issue.
Aluminium - Environmental revolution in coil coating
Soon the innumerable tons of wet chemicals and millions invested in wastewater disposal could be a thing of the past because Openair atmospheric pressure plasma technology has made it possible for the fist time worldwide to displace the use of chemicals in the precleaning process of aluminium coils. The noted American technical journal MODERN METALS publishes a 3-page colour report on this innovation in its November issue 2007.
Plasma treatment of aluminium surfaces: Ultrafine cleaning without use of wet chemical processes
Protection of aluminium parts against corrosion and a high degree of environmental friendliness by avoiding the use of wet chemicals in the cleaning process for aluminium sheet are the main topics of a report in the German technical journal ALUMINIUM, issue 11/2007.
Openair plasma technology conditions surfaces in two respects. Depending on the process and product concerned either cleaning or activation of the surface is the centre of attention. Its economic efficiency relative to the low-pressure process is one of the key topics of the report in the German technical journal PLASTVERARBEITER, issue 10/2007.
Selective corrosion protection for aluminium housings by means of plasma coating
By means of the PlasmaPlus® process developed by Plasmatreat and now employed for the first time in series production in the automotive sector the surfaces of metallic components are selectively coated in-line at atmospheric pressure to prevent corrosion of bonded joints. The German technical journal JOT (Journal für Oberflächentechnik / Journal of Surface Technology) reports at length in its September 2007 issue on the new process.
Atmospheric-pressure plasma technology is revolutionising the pre-treatment of aluminium and at the same time is demonstrating environmental conservation in exemplary fashion. The international magazine AIT (Aluminium International Today) reports in its latest issue from August 2007 about the latest use of Openair-Plasma in the aluminium sector.