Constant change is the secret of success: Plasmatreat’s 20th anniversary
"The one thing that typifies Plasmatreat is change." These were the words used by Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske in autumn 2015 to describe the fruitful changes that have occurred in his company in the last 20 years. IPCM (International Paint and Coating Magazine 1-2/2016) reports on the company's anniversary, which took place in autumn.
On completing his degree, young graduate engineer Christian Buske made plasma his lifetime passion and with the discovery of Openair® plasma technology, he laid the foundations for a global business. The specialist German magazine BESSER LACKIEREN (12/2015) reports on the development which has also brought substantial benefits to painting technology.
Openair® plasma enables material surfaces to be pretreated to the highest standards without the use of chemicals. The German specialist journal WERKSTOFFE IN DER FERTIGUNG (11/2015) reports on the applications for this environmentally friendly and cost-effective process and explains how it works.
By using Openair® plasma and PlasmaPlus® a newly patented impregnation process enhances not only the gliding properties and frictional resistance of the running surface of racing skis, but also brings about a sixfold increase in the amount of adsorbable wax. The Swiss magazine POLYSURFACES reports on the exiting research process.
Lighter With Plasma – Openair® plasma treatment of a CFRP solar car
For a faster bonding process, optimized adhesion and to save several kilos in weight, a team of students from KU Leuven University in Belgium pretreated the CFRP components of their new solar racing car with Openair® plasma prior to bonding. The cover story of the internationally leading bonding and sealing journal ADHÄSION (2015/10) is dedicated to all the details of the process.
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.