A Question of Surface Energy – plasma in industrial printing
Substrate pretreatment is often used to achieve safe, stable, long-term adhesion of inks, coatings, adhesives, and finishes. In its latest issue the American magazine ISP (Industrial + Specialty Printing 2013/5) focuses on atmospheric plasma pretreatment as a solution for optimizing surface energy for printing processes.
Cleared for take-off with plasma - Surface technology in aeronautical radio equipment
The aviation industry demands the highest safety standards. Specialist magazine PRODUCTRONIC (5-6/2013) rexplains why Rohde & Schwarz , the world’s leading manufacturer of airborne communication systems, pretreats assembled circuit boards with Openair® plasma before applying a conformal coating.
PlasmaPlus® coating technology offers a wealth of functional coatings for applying locally selective, in-line nanocoatings to material surfaces in a continuous, automated production process. The technical journal GALVANOTECHNIK (3/2013) reports on research and applications in this field.
Nanocoating with PlasmaPlus® enables substances tailored specifically to the application to be deposited deep down into the nanostructure of the material surface. BRITISH PLASTICS & RUBBER (BP&R 2013/3) reports on the process, the research goals and the applications.
Masking before filling the dashboards with foam is a labor-intensive process. A way out of masking and what other advantages can be derived therefrom is shown by an automotive dashboard supplier for the Audi Q5 using the Openair® plasma process. INDUSTRIAL PAINT & SURFACE MAGAZINE (3/2013) covers the process.
Good as new for years - cleaning & activation of plastic surfaces in one operation
Automotive manufacturers place stringent demands on the quality of the finish of all their vehicle components, not least the interior dashboard. SA Plastics (2-3/2013) reports on the indispensable use of Openair®-plasma treatment in the manufacturing of car switches at a global player’s production site.
Setting new quality standards - Chrome-free protection in seconds
A global player in the automotive supply sector was faced with the challenge of retrofitting enhanced corrosion protection into its existing production line. This was achieved using Openair® plasma combined with a PlasmaPlus® coating. The German trade journal KORROSIONSSCHUTZ AKTUELL (Corrosion Protection Today, 12/2012) covers the story.
Touched a thousand times – Plasma for quality assurance in the production of car switches
Car manufacturers are forever placing greater demands on the quality and environmental credentials of paint processes for the plastic components used in their vehicle interiors. To meet these requirements, TRW Automotive pretreats millions of switches and controls with Openair® plasma each year. Germany’s leading plastics magazine KUNSTSTOFFE reports on the process.
Cleaning at the speed of sound. Atmospheric plasma for ambitious cleaning solutions
Proper pretreatment is essential to achieve safe and longtime stable bond adhesion and immaculate finishes for paints and imprints. IPCM (International Paint & Coating Magazine 2012/9-10) reports on the fast and highly effective cleaning with Openair®-Plasma.
Green, Fast and Secure: Atmospheric Plasma for Critical Bonding
The technologies of sealing and adhesive bonding are closely related to surface engineering. The American journal ASI (Adhesives & Sealants Industries, 2012/10) describes why Openair® plasma is an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient and high-tech alternative to traditional pretreatment methods.