Topic: Adhesion on nano-coatings with lotus effect. Bonding on ultra-hydrophobic coatings. VOC-free adhesive with long open times.

Bonding to dirt-repellent nano-coatings – excellent adhesion thanks to Openair® Plasma

Modern lotus-effect nano-coatings and ultra-hydrophobic topcoats make it possible to produce highly dirt-repellent surfaces. The downside is that such surfaces have a very low surface tension.

 Bonding model nameplates

Various adhesives manufacturers claim to offer products capable of bonding to such coatings. However, such adhesives can only be used within a narrow process window (temperature or humidity) and have a limited open time.

Pretreatment of hydrophobic and non-polar coatings with Openair® Plasma enables efficient and selective activation of surfaces, resulting in long-term adhesion. This simple method makes it possible to achieve reliable results with VOC-free adhesives with longer open times, for example when bonding door seals, trim strips and model nameplates.

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Plasmatreat North America Inc.
1480 Sandhill Dr., Unit 8,
Ancaster, ON L9G 4V5

Phone: +1 905 304-5200
Fax: +1 905 304-5260

Contact: Mr. Tim Smith

Plasmatreat USA, Inc
2541 Technology Drive, Suite 407
Elgin, IL 60124

Phone: +1 847-783-0622
Fax: +1 847-783-0991

Contact: Mr. Jeff Leighty

Plasmatreat USA, Inc
4th State, Inc.
1260 Elmer Street
Belmont, CA 94002

Phone: +1 650 596 1606
Fax: +1 650 596 1180

Contact: Mr. Wally Hansen

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