Be it the new fully automated EPDM-unit “Plasma Tube” or the latest PfW30 nozzle equipped with speed-regulated plasma density control and automatic adjustment - the large range of Plasmatreat’s exhibition pieces and live-demonstrations at the K-2013 has been observed closely by editor David Vink for the latest issue of PLASTCS NEWS (2013/12).
Plastic car switches - Paint adhesion for a lifetime
The painted plastic switches on a dashboard are touched thousands of times during the life of a car.
A case study in IPCM (International Paint & Coating Magazine 2013/11-12) illustrates how Openair® plasma pretreatment ensures the intactness of paint even after years of use.
Electrifying technology – Atmospheric plasma thin-film technology makes plastics conductive
Be it conductive traces, electromagnetic shields or adhesion promoting coatings, a metallic fine-powder thin film applied with the FPC plasma process confers entirely new, functional characteristics on plastics. Fast, environmentally friendly and millimeter-precise. Germany’s leading plastics paper K-ZEITUNG (2013/10) carries the report.
Atmospheric pressure plasma in medical applications: Functional Plasma Coating
PlasmaPlus® creates completely new surface properties. The nanofine functional coatings allow a variety of new applications in medical engineering such as self-cleaning or antimicrobial surfaces. The german technical journal JOT(Journal für Oberflächentechnik, Special Medizin 10/2013) reports in a special edition.
Exploring new horizons: Openair®-Plasma under test in the aircraft industry
The stringent requirements of aircraft manufacturers for corrosion protection and coating demand the highest reliability and quality in the production process. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (2013/8) reports on why Openair® atmospheric pressure plasma is under test in aircraft construction.
Please touch! Plasma treatment for plastic switches
To ensure that the coating on millions of switches and controls forms a secure adhesive bond, American automotive component supplier TRW Automotive treats its plastic components with Openair®plasma. IST (International Surface Technology, 2013/2) reports on the process and its benefits compared with conventional treatment methods.
Electronics in Aircraft Manufacturing: Plasma Beats the Fear of Flying
The aviation industry's requirements regarding the integrity and service life of safety-relevant components are extremely high. In order to ensure the reliable adhesion of the conformal coating of the plastic encapsulated airborne communication assemblies Rohde & Schwarz treats the electronic components with Openair® - Plasma, without any damage of the highly sensitive electronics . Germany’s leading plastics magazine KUNSTSTOFFE carries the report.
A Question of Surface Energy – plasma in industrial printing
Substrate pretreatment is often used to achieve safe, stable, long-term adhesion of inks, coatings, adhesives, and finishes. In its latest issue the American magazine ISP (Industrial + Specialty Printing 2013/5) focuses on atmospheric plasma pretreatment as a solution for optimizing surface energy for printing processes.
Cleared for take-off with plasma - Surface technology in aeronautical radio equipment
The aviation industry demands the highest safety standards. Specialist magazine PRODUCTRONIC (5-6/2013) rexplains why Rohde & Schwarz , the world’s leading manufacturer of airborne communication systems, pretreats assembled circuit boards with Openair® plasma before applying a conformal coating.
PlasmaPlus® coating technology offers a wealth of functional coatings for applying locally selective, in-line nanocoatings to material surfaces in a continuous, automated production process. The technical journal GALVANOTECHNIK (3/2013) reports on research and applications in this field.
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.