As the substrate for electronic components, printed circuit boards are partially conductive. Until now, this has meant that atmospheric procedures could not be used to process printed circuit boards. Any pretreatment method that even comes close to conducting electrical potential creates shorts resulting in the destruction of layout and components.

With these types of electronic applications in mind, plasma jets developed by Openair® work with zero voltage* input to the component. This unique feature of Openair® plasma treatment opens up possibilities for a whole range of industrial applications.

Advantages of Openair® Plasma treatment for printed circuit boards:

  • Potential-free surface treatment (e.g., super-fine printed circuit board cleaning)
  • Makes new, more efficient process architectures feasible
  • Eliminates whole production lines in the manufacturing process
  • Makes it possible to selectively activate plasma in electronic components.

Novotechnik

Openair® Plasma – prerequisite for reliable distance and angle sensors

To increase production of its sensors for the automobile industry and machine building, Novotechnik changed its surface treatment technology. Instead of low pressure plasma and vacuum chambers, a shift was made to inline Openair® plasma, which tripled throughput.

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Federal Ministry of Education and Resarch, Germany
Joint Project PROTECT-SELECT

Selective corrosion protection for electronic components using PlasmaPlus® barrier coating

Thin, transparent insulating plasma polymer coatings that protect against aging can be deposited successfully with PlasmaPlus® to protect electronic components, especially printed circuit boards, in selected areas.

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*For selected jet combinations in specific applications, the residual potential is <0.1 volts.

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