If airborne communications between the pilot and the control tower fail, the safety of passengers can no longer be guaranteed. For world-leading systems manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz, Openair-Plasma® ensures the long-time stable adhesion of the polymer protective coating to the plastic-encapsulated circuit board assemblies. The specialist plastics processing journal KUNSTSTOFF + VERARBEITUNG has published the case study in its 2019 edition.
Research for civil protection: Decontamination with DBD plasma
For the 'MoPlasDekon' (mobile plasma decontamination) joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Plasmatreat and its project partners have developed a plasma disinfector which can decontaminate surfaces contaminated as a result of biological hazards without using chemicals. MEDIZIN&TECHNIK (No.4.2019) reports.
Plasmatreat and its partners in the MoPlasDekon research project have developed a new decontamination system to protect against biological hazards in infected areas. With the mobile plasma disinfector, in future it should be possible to eliminate dangerous pathogens on objects at disaster scenes anywhere in the world using a dry and entirely chemical-free process. The specialist journal WOMAG (7-8/2019) reports.
PlasmaPlus®: Setting new quality standards with plasma
When one of the world's leading automotive suppliers decided ten years ago to coat a safety-relevant aluminum component with atmospheric pressure plasma to improve corrosion protection, it was a sensation. Today the company pretreats over one million parts a year with PlasmaPlus® prior to bonding. The specialist journal WOMAG (6/2019) reports.
POLYMER COMPOSITES 2019 – Plasma optimizes adhesive processes in the automotive industry
POLYMER COMPOSITES 2019, the international conference organized by the Czech "Association for Technical Support and Promotion of Polymer Composites", focuses this year on the latest technologies for plastic composites and trends in the manufacturing and processing of these materials. One catalogue entry describes how Openair-Plasma® has significantly improved adhesion processes for plastic surfaces for users in the automotive industry.
Coil Coating: Plasma replaces chemical fine cleaning
For the past 12 years, Openair-Plasma® has enabled a leading solar shading manufacturer to avoid using any chemicals whatsoever for fine cleaning their aluminum strips before coating, and so set an example in environment responsibility. Leading German trade paper for the aluminum industry ALUMINIUM-PRAXIS contains a detailed report in its special magazine edition "Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz in der Aluminiumindustrie" (01.2019) (Energy and resource efficiency in the aluminum industry).
In medical engineering it is particularly important to be able to selectively alter the surface characteristics of plastic components. Openair-Plasma® and PlasmaPlus® enable pretreatments to be applied to precisely defined areas. The plastics processing magazine PLASTVERARBEITER reports on applications and possibilities in its special issue MEDPLAST 2019.
Corrosion protection: Right on target and eco-safe
The use of wet-chemicals for the pretreatment of aluminum surfaces prior to bonding is still one of the most widely used application methods in the industry. But alternatives have long since been available. The German technical journal WOMAG (3/2019) reports on how PlasmaPlus® technology can effectively replace environmentally harmful methods.
Automotive engineering: “Adhesion from the plasma nozzle”
Only a vision just 25 years ago, plasma from the nozzle now sets the standards for the pretreatment of material surfaces prior to bonding in virtually every sector of industry all around the world. Automotive engineering in particular has benefited from the atmospheric pressure plasma process first integrated into series production in the mid-90s. ADHESION Adhesives & Sealants (4/2018) reports.
Safeguarding the quality requirements of painting processes starts with the pretreatment of the material surface. The environmentally friendly, highly effective pretreatment with atmospheric pressure plasma is the method of choice for solvent-free, water-based paint systems. The magazine IST (International Surface Technology No.3.2018) reports.