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.
“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.
New Research and Testing Equipment for Highly Technical Surface Treatment
Plasmatreat constantly faces shifting demands as a result of new ideas, regulations, and standards. Customers are increasingly approaching the company with unique and innovative project requests. Consequently, the capacities of the technology and research center will now be expanded to include a class-6 cleanroom.