Topic: Pre-treatment. Plasma treatment for appliances. Bonding of plastic, metal, and glass without primer.
Clear Cost Advantages with Appliances – Automated manufacturing, bonding without primer, permanent imprinting
like washing machines, stoves, and dishwashers are manufactured in
large numbers and are generally subject to a short product lifecycle.
On the other hand, there are high requirements for joined materials
with long-term stability as well as cost-efficient processes. This
has been reflected in increasing attention to adhesive bonding within
the manufacturing process, with the aim of achieving simple and
cost-effective durable joining of materials. Beyond that, the
long-term stability of imprinting is important, especially given the
wear on appliances caused by moisture and alkalis.
Plasma pre-treatment can be automated using robots and easily
implemented in the manufacturing process. Once it has been
integrated, this system delivers reliably monitored and reproducible
surface pre-treatment with the push of a button.
is constantly developing new, unique Openair® Plasma applications in
successful partnerships with major international manufacturers in the
Advantages of pre-treating appliances with Openair® Plasma:
- Material costs reduced with the option of using alternative materials, such as polypropylene (PP)
- Manufacturing costs reduced by avoiding chemical bonding agents (no primer required) and economizing on manual production steps
- Quality improved by precise, selective activation
Miele & Cie. KG
World-renowned German appliances manufacturer Miele demands the best in the adhesive behavior of seals for its heat pumps and condenser dryers. Treatment of plastic parts with Openair® plasma ensures a service life of at least 20 years for their dryers.
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BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
Since 1999, the polypropylene handles of hand-held blenders have been pretreated with atmospheric plasma systems from Plasmatreat before pad printing at the BSH plant in Slovenia. This process ensures a flawless print image on high-gloss plastic that would otherwise make printing difficult.
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