Surface pretreatment with high efficiency: plasma cleaning of plastic, metal, aluminum, and glass

Openair® plasma surface pretreatment and plasma cleaning provide the optimal prerequisites for subsequent coating of plastic, metal, aluminum or glass.

Dry plasma cleaning with atmospheric plasma makes it possible to immediately continue processing the materials. The application allows a clean and cost-effective overall surface pretreatment process. Because of the high energy level of the plasma, it can selectively break open the structure of chemical or organic substances on the surface of the material. Using ultrafine cleaning, undesirable substances can be completely removed from even sensitive surfaces. This results in the optimal prerequisites for later coating.

Surface cleaning with plasma
Cleaning deep into the pores of a surface with Openair-Plasma®. No mechanical damage to the surface, no wet chemistry, environmentally-friendly process.

Safe, ultrafine cleaning of mold release agents, additives, softeners (plasticizers), and hydrocarbons

Micro-fine plasma cleaning removes even the smallest dust particles from plastics, which at first adhere firmly to the surface because of the additives. The plasma causes the particles to detach completely from the substrate. The reject rates valuable paintwork or coatings, such as in the automobile or mobile communication industries, are greatly reduced. By using the chemical-physical reaction in the nano range, high-quality, precisely defined surfaces are achieved.

Advantages of plasma cleaning with Openair® plasma:

  • 100% cleaning
  • No dilution effect (compare to aqueous cleaning)
  • No need for additional consumables (compare to CO2-beam cleaning)
  • Cleaning of the complete material structure surface topography, instead of just peaks (compare to sand blasting)
  • No additional space required – inline integration in the manufacturing line
  • Economical and ecologically efficient surface pretreatment

Griesser AG

World premiere: Openair-Plasma® in coil coating

Griesser AG in Switzerland was the first company in the world to achieve environmentally-friendly surface pretreatment of  aluminum strip using Openair-Plasma®, which avoids the generation of thousands of tons of contaminated waste water annually.

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wfk - Cleaning Technology Institute e.V.

Graffiti research project

Successful research work in the area of cleaning marks Plasmatreat’s close cooperation with wfk - Cleaning Technology Institute e.V., a German research institute. Graffiti removal with Openair® plasma is an alternative to previous methods that is both outstandingly environmentally friendly and saves resources.

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