Looks are everything when it comes to selling cars. If a brand is to score it needs to look good and this means that pretreatment prior to the final surface coating is essential. The September/October 2008 issue of APS (Automotive Paintshop Solutions) - a yearly supplement to the international magazine AMS (Automotive Manufacturing Solutions) reports on the achievements of Openair® plasma pretreatment for the finishing process.
By means of a process unique anywhere in the world Openair® atmospheric-pressure plasma technology has made the breakthrough of displacing any use of chemicals in the precleaning process for aluminium coil and in this way has performed an exemplary service to the environment. In its August 2008 issue the German technical journal BLECH (Sheet Metal) presents a four-page report on this sensational application.
Whether the aim is to provide protection against corrosion or to facilitate cleaning of a surface, the PlasmaPlus technology newly developed by Plasmatreat in collaboration with the Fraunhofer IFAM, offers an abundance of differently functionalised layers for selective coating. IST (International Surface Technology) reports about the inline use of the new plasma technique at TRW.
Plasma without problems: Modern Plastics Worldwide in talks with Plasmatreat CEO
In the June 2008 issue of America’s most widely spread plastic magazine MPW (Modern Plastics Worldwide) the editor-in-chief Matthew Defosse reports on his visit to Plasmatreat Headquarters, Germany and on his talks with CEO Christian Buske.
Secure joints: In-line plasma treatment of hybrid components in medical technology
For many companies it is a great challenge to manufacture leak-tight joints in hybrid components. Specifically in medical technology requirements are particularly high. The journal MedPLAST 2008 reports how by using Openair® plasma new and efficient production concepts are being devised for components in medical technology.
The new PlasmaPlus® process from Plasmatreat provides for the first time the possibility of in-line plasma polymerisation under normal pressure instead of in vacuum. The technique affords an abundance of differently functionalised layers for the selective coating of material surfaces. With reference to the example of the surface treatment of aluminium the technical journal BBR (Bänder, Bleche, Rohre = Strips, Sheets, Pipes) carries a report in its 5/2008 issue about the sensational new plasma technology.
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.