Topic: Potential–free surface treatment for printed circuit boards. Super-fine cleaning and plasma treatment of printed circuit boards. Plasma activation of electronic components.

Plasma Treatment for Printed Circuit Boards with Zero Volts!* – New Possibilities for Sensitive Electronic Applications

As the substrate for electronic components, printed circuit boards are partially conductive. Until now, this has meant that atmospheric procedures could not be used to process printed circuit boards. Any pretreatment method that even comes close to conducting electrical potential creates shorts resulting in the destruction of layout and components.
With these types of electronic applications in mind, plasma jets developed by Openair® work with zero voltage* input to the component. This unique feature of Openair® plasma treatment opens up possibilities for a whole range of industrial applications.
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Advantages of Openair® Plasma treatment for printed circuit boards:

  • Potential-free surface treatment (e.g., super-fine printed circuit board cleaning)
  • Makes new, more efficient process architectures feasible
  • Eliminates whole production lines in the manufacturing process
  • Makes it possible to selectively activate plasma in electronic components.

Partners & Testimonials


Openair® Plasma – prerequisite for reliable distance and angle sensors

To increase production of its sensors for the automobile industry and machine building, Novotechnik changed its surface treatment technology. Instead of low pressure plasma and vacuum chambers, a shift was made to inline Openair® plasma, which tripled throughput.

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Partners & Testimonials

Federal Ministry of Education and Resarch, Germany

Selective corrosion protection for electronic components using PlasmaPlus® barrier coating

Thin, transparent insulating plasma polymer coatings that protect against aging can be deposited successfully with PlasmaPlus® to protect electronic components, especially printed circuit boards, in selected areas.

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*For selected jet combinations in specific applications, the residual potential is <0.1 volts.

Plasmatreat UK Ltd.
D5 Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3DB
Great Britain

Phone: +44 1865 408324

Contact: Mr. Graham Porcas

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