To produce brilliant and scratch-proof surfaces of plastics display fascias, sophisticated coating techniques are employed after injection molding. The technical journal KUNSTSTOFFE INTERNATIONAL reports in its March issue on the pretreatment of components with atmospheric plasma.
Interview: “Plasma technology often amortizes within one year“
Surface treatment with plasma can do much more than extend the durability of tools. In March the German trade magazine INDUSTRIEANZEIGER talked to Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske about the possibilities of atmospheric plasma treatment.
On the occasion of the 9th international Plasmatreat Sales Meeting Dr. Erwin Bürkle (KraussMaffei Technologies), Klaus Hilmer (Elastogran) and Christian Buske (Plasmatreat) discussed with Susanne Zinckgraf, editor-in-chief of the trade magazine PLASTVERARBEITER, the future chances of the process integration by plasma technology and its significance for the production site Germany in the framework of a press talk.
Gluing of high-grade folding boxes thanks to Openair® plasma technology
On its Bobst Alpina folder-gluer machine the Catalan company EGISA produces high-grade boxes that are securely bonded by means of integrated plasma treatment. The Swiss trade magazine DER VERPACKUNGSDRUCK reports on this topic in its issue 1/2009.
Plasma polymerisation at normal atmospheric pressure
What hitherto was only possible in vacuum can now take place in-line at normal atmospheric pressure. The newly developed plasma technology PlasmaPlus® offers an abundance of differently functionalised layers for the locally selective coating of the surfaces of materials. In its 1/2009 issue the journal WERKSTOFFE carries a report on the process.
Plasma replaces chemical precleaning for aluminium coil
By means of a process unique anywhere in the world Openair® atmospheric-pressure plasma technology has succeeded in a Swiss coil coating production plant in replacing all chemical precleaning processes. The process is employed for aluminium strip material in facade cladding construction. The German technical journal MO (Metalloberfläche) carries a report in its 12/2008 issue on this startling new process.
Pioneering corrosion protection by new plasma technology
Whether the aim is to provide protection against corrosion or to facilitate cleaning of a surface, the PlasmaPlus® technology newly developed by Plasmatreat offers an abundance of different layers for selective coating. AIT Aluminium International Today reports in its December 2008 issue on the pioneering corrosion protection.
An automotive subcontractor was faced with the challenge of retrofitting an anticorrosive treatment for an aluminium part into an existing process chain. In its special issue for 12/2008 JOT (Journal für Oberflächentechnik) reports on how the use of Openair® plasma for this purpose fulfilled all requirements with regard to quality, feasibility of integration and costs.
New requirements demand new solutions. The cleaning and activation of material surfaces by means of atmospheric plasma is considered a technology of the future. GAK, a German expert journal for the polymer industry reports in its issue 11/2008 about the manifold applications of Openair® plasma in the plastics industry.
Aluminium: Selective cleaning and coating using atmospheric-pressure plasma
Whether the matter in hand is routine production or the development of new processes and products, the surfaces of the materials used often need to be pre-treated to give them additional properties making them suitable for further fields of application. The international Swiss magazine COATING reports in its issue 09/2008 on how the Openair Plasma® and PlasmaPlus® processes allow the incorporation of new surface properties and the optimisation of existing aluminium manufacturing processes.