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.
Secure adhesion without the use of primer – pretreatment of large composite panels
Environmentally friendly Openair®- Plasma technology makes pretreatment of large, lightweight composite panels possible at high speed and in continuous flow. COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS (2015/1) has the full report.
Feeling the Rush of Speed – plasma makes race skis faster
By using atmospheric pressure plasma technology a team of Italian researchers succeeded in bringing about a sixfold increase in the amount of adsorbable wax on the running surface of racing skis. The leading journal for surface technology JOT / IST (International Surface Technology 12/2014) has covered the exiting process in all details.
Car manufacturers are placing ever more stringent demands on the quality and environmental credentials of paint processes used on plastic components for vehicle interiors. To meet these requirements, TRW Automotive pretreats millions of switches and controls with Openair® plasma each year. The Swiss journal POLYSURFACES (12/2014) focuses on the process.