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.
Romeo Sierra calling Papa Tango – atmospheric pressure plasma for secure airborne communication
Passenger safety depends to a large extent on clear communication between air traffic controllers and pilots. In order to ensure the reliable adhesion of the conformal coating of the plastic-encapsulated airborne communication assemblies, the highly sensitive electronic components are pretreated with Openair® plasma. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (11/2014) reports on all the details of this application.
Safe touch-foil adhesion with atmospheric pressure plasma
The adhesive bond between the touch foil and the new polycarbonate 3D control panel, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, failed the climatic test. A South German automotive component supplier turned to atmospheric pressure plasma to safeguard series production. COATING INTERNATIONAL (11/2014) has published the case study.