Topic: Corrosion protection in shipbuilding. Atmospheric plasma coating and surface pretreatment at the shipyard.

Application directly on site: Openair® Plasma facilitates direct surface pretreatment at the shipyard

Corrosion protection, lightweight construction and insulation are the most demanding challenges in shipbuilding. Here plasma technology opens whole new options to meet those challenges.
Openair® plasma means pretreatment can be performed in atmospheric conditions. This in turn means that entire components on completed ships and tankers can be treated with plasma directly on site. Fully assembled components can be completely pretreated for subsequent coating or for the application of insulation.
TankinnenflaechenLarge-area surface pretreatment with Openair® for the insulation of tank interiors

Advantages of Openair® plasma treatment in shipbuilding:

  • Considerable cost savings stemming from improved corrosion protection
  • Uncomplicated application, even for large-area pretreatments
  • Coating pretreatment without use of chemicals (purely physical process)
STX (LNG Tanker)

Partners & Testimonials

STX France SA

Large-scale surface treatment

Openair® plasma technology has proven to be the only practical surface treatment for bonding insulating panels in the manufacture of three liquefied natural gas supertankers. An area of 12,000 m² per tanker had to be treated, and achieving 100% seal integrity of the insulation was an absolute necessity.

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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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