Topic: Plasma surface activation for better paint adhesion on car exterior parts. Cleaning and activation of sheet molded compounds (SMC), glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFP, GFRP), polypropylene (PP), EPDM.

Plasma pretreatment of car exterior parts – cleaning and activation of complex multi-materials

Car exterior parts are today made of complex combinations of materials ranging from metal tailored blanks to sheet molded compounds (SMC) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) to hybrid plastics.The starting materials have very different surface qualities.
Plasma pretreatment is a key technology for achieving stable material combinations and high-quality surface finishes with secure adhesion. It points the way ahead, both economically and ecologically.
 Fender made of SMC

Successful applications of Openair® Plasma in car exterior parts

  • Surface activation prior to painting of bumpers made of PP/EPDM compounds
  • Openair® Plasma pre-paint surface pretreatment of fenders made of SMC.
  • Plasma microfine cleaning of ceramic coatings prior to glazing.
  • Plasma microfine cleaning of aluminum frames for waterproof bonding of glass sunroofs

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Federal Ministry of Education and Resarch, Germany
Joint Project EFFICOAT

The future of the automobile – new material combinations with light-weight construction and plasma coating

Conventional sheet metal construction in automobile manufacturing is being replaced by new, lightweight techniques. Significant resources will be saved as a result. With plasma coating, new composite materials can be reliably bonded – even without solvent-based primers

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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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