An innovative plasma sealing technology combined with application-specific thermoplastic compounds now makes it possible to achieve particularly strong, media-tight joints between hybrid injection molding components. The Swiss journal OBERFLÄCHEN / POLYSURFACES (Nr.2(5)/2017) has the report.
For lighting manufacturer Herbert Waldmann, the new pretreatment with atmospheric pressure plasma means surface-mounted LED machine lights with tighter seals and plenty more besides. Specialist lighting magazine HIGHLIGHT reports on the benefits in its special issue "Technology" (No.1 (5)/2017).
"The ability to manufacture products with selectively functional surfaces opens up a completely new dimension in innovation capability, the scope of which we can only begin to imagine at this stage", say plasma experts Christian Buske (Plasmatreat) and Dr. Jörg Ihde (Fraunhofer IFAM) in an interview with ALUMINIUM PRAXIS (5/2017).
Cover story: Hybrid technology – Adhesion as a benchmark
A new environmentally-safe systems solution based on atmospheric plasma coating not only promises a particularly strong, media-tight plastic-to-metal bond in the injection molding process, but also a very cost-effective solution. IST ((International Surface Technology No.1 /2017) has all the details.
Hybrid technology: New plasma sealing technology ensures hybrid bonds in the injection molding process
If corrosive media cross the plastic/metal interface and penetrate the injection-molded part, they can cause damage and even delamination. Plasma-SealTight® is a pioneering technology for creating long-time stable hybrid bonds. WERKSTOFFE IN DER FERTIGUNG ("Materials in production", No. 1/2017) reports on this new process.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow – CEO Christian Buske in an interview with the journal DICHT!
What were the milestones in the last 10 years? Where do we stand today and which trends must companies respond to? For their anniversary edition (No. 4/2016), the technical journal DICHT! asked CEO Christian Buske for his statement on 'surface treatment'.
Cover story: Hybrid technology – adhesion as a benchmark
A new environmentally-safe systems solution based on atmospheric plasma coating not only promises a particularly strong, media-tight plastic-to-metal bond in the injection molding process, but also a very cost-effective solution. JOT, the Journal for Surface Technology, (12/2016) has all the details.
Skyscraping adhesion – plasma technology ensures airborne radio electronics
The South German company Rohde & Schwarz – a global market leader in wireless communication systems – uses Openair® plasma to ensure that the protective coating applied to airborne radio SMDs adheres reliably without damaging the highly sensitive electronics. The trade journal DICHT! ('Sealed!' No. 4 /2016) contains a detailed report.
When the foil fails to stick - Plasma as troubleshooter in touch foil bonding
Bubbles forming in the boundary layer is a dreaded yet familiar phenomenon in foil adhesion: The adhesive bond, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, failed the climatic test at an automotive component supplier. The technical journal DICHT ("Tight", No. 3/2016) has the case study.
Radical change: Instead of using solvents and primer, the South German lighting manufacturer Waldmann is now pretreating his LED surface-mounted machine lighting with Openair® plasma before bonding. In its anniversary issue (No.15 [08-11]/2016) Germany's leading electronics journal ELEKTRONIK-PRAXIS reports on the whys, the hows and the benefits for the producer.