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.
Due to its virtually zero potential, the Openair® plasma process secures not only the adhesion of the conformal coating of SMD-boards in aircraft radio communication, but does so without any damage of the highly sensitive electronic components. The US electronics magazine SMT (Surface-Mount Technology 2014/11) has the full story.
An automotive component supplier had an unpleasant experience when applying a touch foil to a polycarbonate 3D control panel. Bubbles formed in the boundary layer during the rigorous climatic test — a problem that was resolved only through the use of Openair® plasma. Specialist plastics processing magazine PLASTVERARBEITER (10/2014) reports.
The Green Alternative – composite plasma pretreatment in aircraft construction
For aircraft composite materials, Openair® plasma has become the green and cost saving pretreatment alternative to conventional methods. The Italian bilingual magazine COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS (2014/9) has the report in its latest edition.
The new revolution in the skiing world with plasma technology
By using Plasmatreat technology an innovative and patent pending process able to modify the functional properties of the PE-surface of ski bases with the goal of increasing the maximum amount of absorbable wax was developed by the Plasma Nano-Tech sector of Environment Park in Turin, Italy. Here's the report from the international magazine IPCM (2014/7).
Better quality in less time. „Plasma-Tube“ minimizes profile changeover times
Plasmatreat's new fully automated pretreatment station „Plasma-Tube" treats up to 1024 different profiles. The system minimizes profile changeover times as well as maintenance and service interruptions. Germany's elastomer-journal DICHT! („TIGHT!", 6/2014) presents the details.
A touch foil applied to a polycarbonate 3D control panel failed the rigorous climatic test demanded by an automotive manufacturer. Bubbles formed in the boundary layer between the plastic substrate and the foil. The world's leading adhesion-technology journal adhesion ADHESIVES & SEALANTS (6/2014) describes how rescue came in the form of Openair® Plasma. link.springer.com/journal/35784
Medicine: New surface functions using plasma nanocoating under atmospheric pressure
Having found widespread use in the automotive, plastics and solar industries throughout the world, Openair® plasma now has its sights set on medical engineering. Swiss technical journal POLYSURFACES (6/2014) reports on the research and applications.