Skyscraping adhesion – plasma technology ensures airborne radio electronics
The South German company Rohde & Schwarz – a global market leader in wireless communication systems – uses Openair® plasma to ensure that the protective coating applied to airborne radio SMDs adheres reliably without damaging the highly sensitive electronics. The trade journal DICHT! ('Sealed!' No. 4 /2016) contains a detailed report.
Strong bond and media-tight: Turnkey plasma unit for injection molding
Automation of the new Plasma-SealTight® sealing process has resulted in a turnkey plasma unit constructed by Plasmatreat, which can be adapted to suit any conventional injection molding machine. The Swiss magazine POLYSURFACES (No. 5/2016) presents the new system.
When the foil fails to stick - Plasma as troubleshooter in touch foil bonding
Bubbles forming in the boundary layer is a dreaded yet familiar phenomenon in foil adhesion: The adhesive bond, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, failed the climatic test at an automotive component supplier. The technical journal DICHT ("Tight", No. 3/2016) has the case study.
Radical change: Instead of using solvents and primer, the South German lighting manufacturer Waldmann is now pretreating his LED surface-mounted machine lighting with Openair® plasma before bonding. In its anniversary issue (No.15 [08-11]/2016) Germany's leading electronics journal ELEKTRONIK-PRAXIS reports on the whys, the hows and the benefits for the producer.
PlasmaPlus®- Coating ensures plastic-to-metal joint in the injection molding process After two years of preparation, Plasmatreat and plastic compounds manufacturer Akro-Plastic have joined forces to launch a new systems solution on the market that not only promises a particularly strong, media-tight plastic-to-metal joint in the injection molding process, but is also corrosion-resistant, environmentally friendly and particularly cost-effective. Read about all the details in KUNSTSTOFFE -International (2016/6-7).
Perfect hold and flawless finish: In-line plasma treatment before painting
There are several types of pretreatment for painting processes, although the use of wet-chemical environmentally harmful substances is still one of the most widely used. But there are alternatives: A pretreatment with atmospheric pressure plasma is not only environmentally friendly, it is also far more efficient, faster and more reliable. IST (International Surface Technology No.2 (7)/2016) has all the details.
Here Comes the Sun - Plasma treatment of a CFRP solar race car
Less mass means less energy consumption. Treating the CFRP body structure of a solar race car with Openair®-plasma resulted not only in a new and much faster joining process but also in saving several kilos in weight. The South African journal SA PLASTICS (2016/6-7) reports on the production process.
Atmospheric pressure plasma makes CFRP solar car lighter For a faster bonding process, optimized adhesion and to save several kilos in weight, the CFRP components of a solar racing car were pretreated with Openair® plasma prior to bonding. The bilingual journal POLYSURFACES (No.3 /2016) reports on the details.
Turn to the Future - Pretreatment of LED Lights with Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
After using wet chemicals for years, a leading south German lighting manufacturer decided to radically change his pretreatment process. Instead of using solvents and primers, the surface-mounted LED machine lights are now pretreated in an environmentally friendly way with Openair® plasma in preparation for bonding. Read the whole case study in ADHESION (No.2 /2016).
Medical Technology: Resistant and non-toxic surfaces created inline
The Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering at the Technische Universität München, Germany is testing Openair® plasma coatings for biocompatibility. The aim is to develop a coating that is innocuous to cells and tissue and shows optimal surface properties in the human body. KUNSTSTOFFE-INTERNATIONAL (2016/04) reports on the results achieved so far and on future application possibilities.
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.