Topic: VOC-free coating of car interior parts. Adhesion of polyurethane coatings and UV coatings. Solvent-free coating on plastics.

Plasma pretreatment for manufacturing car interior parts with VOC-free coating systems

All the surfaces of plastic parts to be installed in car interiors are coated to improve both their feel and their acoustic performance. The automobile industry faces the major challenge of drastically reducing VOC emissions from solvent-based materials in car interiors. Consequently, preference is given to coatings based on polyurethane (PU) or to UV coatings. However, these VOC-free coating systems require the substrate to have a high surface tension, which can only be achieved through efficient and uniform pretreatment.
 Steering wheel trim

Plasma treatment is a simple and effective way of activating these surfaces. A unit consisting of robots and rotating Openair® plasma jets is integrated directly in the production line. The time required for pretreatment with plasma – before coating of steering wheel trim, for example – is less than 10 seconds per part.

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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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