New material freedom
Openair® plasma technology makes it possible for industry to respond to continuously increasing demands on raw materials and materials efficiency, energy savings, and to avoid use of pollutants and chemicals. According to demea (source: Deutsche Materialeffizenz Agentur [German Materials Efficiency Agency]), material costs represent the greatest share of costs by far, at approx. 45.4%, even ahead of personnel costs. Previously incompatible materials can be bonded to each other for the first time in industrial manufacturing by using Openair® plasma treatment. Non-polar plastics, for example, are selectively provided with the characteristics required for further processing of areas for painting and bonding. Alternative, more cost-effective, lighter or more stable materials or even recycled materials, for example, can be used. A new freedom in materials usage is coming into being.