Topic: Panel pretreatment systems. Plasma treatment in light-weight construction. Plasma panel systems. Plasma activation and pretreatment of composite panels and WPC.

Plasma systems for light-weight panels

In many industries, such as vehicle manufacturing and the furniture industry, light-weight construction holds a great deal of promise in meeting critical challenges of the future. Light-weight panels, for instance, can reduce raw materials costs, increase the efficient use of energy in productions, and reduce logistics costs.

A number of layers must be successfully bonded to each other in the production of light-weight panels. The core of a light-weight sandwich panel is a honeycomb-structured board made of polypropylene that is strengthened with fiberglass, which reduces its weight and gives the panel a high degree of stiffness. The board is then given a high-quality paint finish.

Reliable bonding and cost-efficient production

Wide-area pretreatment at a high speed is an absolute must for reliable bonding of the composite elements and paint on nonpolar materials.

The Openair® inline plasma system opened up the possibility of cost-effectively manufacturing composite panels. The Plasmatreat XRD1010 systems with multiple rotary nozzles combine high-performance activation with wide blank treatment and the greatest treatment speeds. With Openair® plasma treatment, alternative materials such as recycled plastics and wood/plastic composites (WPC) can be used with confidence as well.

 Plasma large panel system

The plasma large panel system comprises three main elements: the generators (left), the panel pretreatment system (center) and a height-adjustable running board (right).

The plasma rotary nozzle equipment from Plasmatreat can pretreat sandwich panels up to 3 meters wide at speeds of up to 25 m/min in continuous inline production.

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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