“A Brilliant Finish” - Use of plasma prior to surface coating
If products made of plastics, metals or glass with an aristocratic look are to make a positive impact, particularly good pretreatment prior to that final surface coating is essential. Ultrafine precleaning and high activation of surfaces is provided by atmospheric pressure “Openair” Plasma. A four-page report in the 3/2007 issue of the American magazine FTM (Finishing Today Magazine) describes applications of plasma ranging from its use in the automotive sector, through housings for hand-held mobile telephones to perfume bottles.
Under this banner heading the noted British technical journal BP&R (British Plastics & Rubber) introduced in its 2/2007 issue an extensive special report on the industrial applications of this state of matter resulting from the development of OPENAIR® Plasma and the Plasmatreat jet systems employed in-line in production processes.