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.
Plasma replaces Chemistry – Environmental Impact Revolution in Coil Coating
The problems most frequently encountered in the processing of aluminium are associated with the environmentally harmful and energy-intensive chemical pretreatment processes still used today. Now, for the first time, a process has been developed and implemented whose use completely eliminates said problems. In its August 2007 issue the German technical journal BBR – Bänder, Bleche, Rohre (Metal strip, sheet, pipes) – presents a detailed report on this globally sensational application.
One-stop shop – Cleaning, activation and coating with atmospheric-pressure plasma
is the title of a four-page report in the July 2007 issue of the German technical journal GALVANO TECHNIK. The article deals with the different possible uses of Openair® atmospheric-pressure plasma technology.
The example of the transport of natural gas from remote production countries shows once again the benefits that can be derived from the use of modern adhesive bonding technology. When the currently largest liquid gas tankers in the world cruise over the oceans both Openair plasma and adhesives as well as excellent German-French collaboration have made a decisive contribution to this. The German technical journal ADHÄSION publishes an extensive report on this in its 6/2007 issue.
Atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment is a versatile, economically efficient and environmentally compatible tool in processes for cleaning, activating and coating surfaces composed of plastic and metal. The German technical journal INDUSTRIE ANZEIGER in issue 21/2007 reports on the optimisation of adhesive bonding processes by the use of atmospheric-pressure plasma.
"Give Leaks No Chance" - Plasma-pre-treatment protects electronics
Electronic circuits and components have to be reliably encapsulated to protect them against dust and moisture. Many electronics companies now use a surface-pre-treatment technology that up until now was only found in the automotive sector: Openair-Plasma. The German professional journal KUNSTSTOFFE (Plastics) reports on this topic in detail in its issue 5/2007.
From perfume bottle to speedometer display - surface treatment prior to painting
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 painting process. In its 4/2007 issue the technical journal JOT (Journal für Oberflächentechnik [Journal for Surface Technology]) carries a report on the wide-ranging use of Openair® plasma prior to painting.
“In-line casting with integrated plasma treatment” is the subject of the joint report by Scheugenpflug AG and Plasmatreat GmbH which appeared in issue 4/2007 of the journal ADHÄSION. For the perfect casting of electronic components, fully automated casting installations are equipped with an atmospheric pressure plasma unit for pretreating the component housings. This unit provides microscopically fine precleaning and activation of the surfaces of the workpieces.