Bonding instead of lamination - Plasma makes CFRP solar car lighter
A team of students from KU Leuven University in Belgium treated the CFRP components of their new solar racing car with Openair® plasma. This resulted not only in a faster bonding process but also in saving a great deal of weight. The leading German plastics journal KUNSTSTOFF MAGAZIN (10/2015) has the report.
Pin-point precision — true-to-contour, mask-free pretreatment in automobile construction
At the plant of a South-German automotive supplier the instrument panel of the Audi Q5 is treated mask-free with Openair®plasma. You can read about this application and several other advantages of the plasma treatment in annual German magazine KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK 2015.
‘We love lightweight construction’ – Interview with CEO Christian Buske
Whether for the pretreatment of electronic mini-contacts for LED lights or for large surfaces in the automotive and aviation industries – atmospheric pressure plasma has enormous potential for growth. Georg Schätzl, chief editor of the German specialist metal magazine BBR and Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske met to discuss this topic for the BBR „FUTURE Special" (9/2015).
Improving the Adhesion of UV-Curable Coatings to Plastics
Many aspects of UV coatings that provide attractive benefits to users also present formidable impediments to proper adhesion. The US magazine PLASTICS DECORATING (2015/7-8) examines the problems and reveals how they can be solved by using atmospheric pressure plasma.
Plasma ensures bubble-free foil adhesion in car manufacture
When the adhesive joint failed the climatic test, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, a South German automotive supplier decided to use atmospheric plasma for the bonding process of the sensitive PET touch foil applied to the new polycarbonate 3D control panel. The Swiss journal POLYSURFACES (3(5)/2015) has the full case study.
Sustainable Pretreatment with Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
When it comes to achieving safe and stable adhesion of coatings and bondings on aircraft parts made of plastic, metal and composite, atmospheric pressure plasma has become the green and cost-saving pretreatment alternative to conventional methods. The American journal PRODUCTS FINISHING (2015/6) reports on the details.
To achieve the required corrosion protection and long-term stable adhesion on aircraft surfaces there is an environmentally friendly and process reliable method. Openair® atmospheric pressure plasma is currently undergoing intensive testing in the aircraft construction industry. IST (4/2015), the international journal for surface technology, reports on the different application possibilities.
An innovative process brings about a sixfold increase in the amount of adsorbable wax on the sintered UHMWPE running surface of racing skis. In the "PlasmaSki" process, Openair®-Plasma is used in a first step on the running surface of the ski for fine-cleaning the molecular structure of the UHMWPE, and then in a second step for the nano-coating, which strengthens the walls of the cells. For more information visit PLASTICS TECHNOLGY – online (2015/02). www.ptonline.com/articles/applications-plasma-ski-patent-a-game-changer-for-skiing
Plasma makes skis fly - New impregnation process for race skis
By using the Plasmatreat technologies Openair®-Plasma and PlasmaPlus the Italian science center Environment Park has succeeded in filing a patent application for a new sensational impregnation process for race skies. The German technical journal KUNSTSTOFFE-INTERNATIONAL („Plastics-International", 1/2015) reports on all the details.