Through the use of Openair® plasma, a plastic finisher managed to coat the design product of an automotive manufacturer with a high-gloss hardcoat paint in a durable and impact-resistant manner. The German plastics journal KUNSTSTOFFE (10/2011) covers the process.
A problem with the adhesion of LSR to PC in the injection molding process would have almost led to a breakdown in production. The German journal ADHÄSION (10/2011) reports about the successful outcome through the use of Openair® plasma.
In the production of instrument panels for the Audi Q5, Openair® plasma not only substitutes the conventional flaming process but also eliminates any masking before foam filling. The German plastics journal PLASTVERARBEITER (10/2011) reports on the process.
The new plasma coating PT-Release displaces chemical release agents or durable coatings in injection molding and regenerates inside the mold. The US magazine MoldMaking Technology reports on this process.
Plasmatreat has developed the world's first system allowing plasma pretreatment of large lightweight-panels for subsequent flat lamination or coating processes in a continuous, inline production line. IPCM (International Paint and Coating Magazine, 9/2011) covers the process.
PT-Release – world’s first plasma release coating for injection molding tools
Plasmatreat’s new release coating technology PT-Release allows the solvent-free in-mold application as well as the fully automatically regeneration of the release coating inside the injection molding machine. US-TECH (7/2011) carries the report.
Composite materials: Bonding lightweight panels in a better way
Recycled plastic materials and WPC tend to have difficult-to-bond surfaces. An Openair® process for pretreating large surface panels now allows for low-cost production. LIGHTWEIGHTDESIGN (3/11) gives the details.