By using Openair® plasma and PlasmaPlus® a newly patented impregnation process enhances not only the gliding properties and frictional resistance of the running surface of racing skis, but also brings about a sixfold increase in the amount of adsorbable wax. The Swiss magazine POLYSURFACES reports on the exiting research process.
Lighter With Plasma – Openair® plasma treatment of a CFRP solar car
For a faster bonding process, optimized adhesion and to save several kilos in weight, a team of students from KU Leuven University in Belgium pretreated the CFRP components of their new solar racing car with Openair® plasma prior to bonding. The cover story of the internationally leading bonding and sealing journal ADHÄSION (2015/10) is dedicated to all the details of the process.
Bonding instead of lamination - Plasma makes CFRP solar car lighter
A team of students from KU Leuven University in Belgium treated the CFRP components of their new solar racing car with Openair® plasma. This resulted not only in a faster bonding process but also in saving a great deal of weight. The leading German plastics journal KUNSTSTOFF MAGAZIN (10/2015) has the report.
Pin-point precision — true-to-contour, mask-free pretreatment in automobile construction
At the plant of a South-German automotive supplier the instrument panel of the Audi Q5 is treated mask-free with Openair®plasma. You can read about this application and several other advantages of the plasma treatment in annual German magazine KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK 2015.
‘We love lightweight construction’ – Interview with CEO Christian Buske
Whether for the pretreatment of electronic mini-contacts for LED lights or for large surfaces in the automotive and aviation industries – atmospheric pressure plasma has enormous potential for growth. Georg Schätzl, chief editor of the German specialist metal magazine BBR and Plasmatreat CEO Christian Buske met to discuss this topic for the BBR „FUTURE Special" (9/2015).
Improving the Adhesion of UV-Curable Coatings to Plastics
Many aspects of UV coatings that provide attractive benefits to users also present formidable impediments to proper adhesion. The US magazine PLASTICS DECORATING (2015/7-8) examines the problems and reveals how they can be solved by using atmospheric pressure plasma.
Plasma ensures bubble-free foil adhesion in car manufacture
When the adhesive joint failed the climatic test, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, a South German automotive supplier decided to use atmospheric plasma for the bonding process of the sensitive PET touch foil applied to the new polycarbonate 3D control panel. The Swiss journal POLYSURFACES (3(5)/2015) has the full case study.
Sustainable Pretreatment with Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
When it comes to achieving safe and stable adhesion of coatings and bondings on aircraft parts made of plastic, metal and composite, atmospheric pressure plasma has become the green and cost-saving pretreatment alternative to conventional methods. The American journal PRODUCTS FINISHING (2015/6) reports on the details.
To achieve the required corrosion protection and long-term stable adhesion on aircraft surfaces there is an environmentally friendly and process reliable method. Openair® atmospheric pressure plasma is currently undergoing intensive testing in the aircraft construction industry. IST (4/2015), the international journal for surface technology, reports on the different application possibilities.
Press Release: Plasmatreat manufactures production cells including automated solutions for surface treatment of connector strips
In addition to the Openair-Plasma Systems for surface treatment Plasmatreat GmbH also offers individual production cells with automated solutions to ensure seamless integration in the production lines. Plasma Treatment Units (PTU) are tailored to the customer's technical processes and are equipped with various operating options. Here Plasmatreat offers the solution of coordinated process automation combining efficient surface treatment and a perfectly coordinated handling of assemblies and components.
Plasmatreat and Wise are cooperating in plasma processing and activation of copper surfaces in circuit board manufacturing
Earlier this year Massimo Fiorani, Managing Director of WISE s.r.l. from Italy and Christian Buske, Managing Director of Plasmatreat GmbH, signed an international cooperation agreement for the use of Openair-Plasma in PCB-FPC and chemical milling market; Plasmatreat's technology was applied on the new Wonderwise 220 machine from Wise.