Strongly hydrophobic finishes on textiles have been applied in low pressure plasma processes for many years now. Because this involved elaborate chamber processes, however, this kind of non-stick plasma coating was reserved only for special technical textiles.
Openair® plasma with PlasmaPlus® makes plasma coating possible under atmospheric conditions. This means that non-stick coating can be implemented inline, for instance, in continuous production processes, without separate chamber systems.
Many applications can be revolutionized with this technology. For instance, it is possible to set up hydrophobic finishes directly in large-scale laundries.
POLYMER COMPOSITES 2019
ALUMINIUM-PRAXIS Special (01.2019)