Yesterday, today, tomorrow – CEO Christian Buske in an interview with the journal DICHT!
What were the milestones in the last 10 years? Where do we stand today and which trends must companies respond to? For their anniversary edition (No. 4/2016), the technical journal DICHT! asked CEO Christian Buske for his statement on 'surface treatment'.
Cover story: Hybrid technology – adhesion as a benchmark
A new environmentally-safe systems solution based on atmospheric plasma coating not only promises a particularly strong, media-tight plastic-to-metal bond in the injection molding process, but also a very cost-effective solution. JOT, the Journal for Surface Technology, (12/2016) has all the details.
Skyscraping adhesion – plasma technology ensures airborne radio electronics
The South German company Rohde & Schwarz – a global market leader in wireless communication systems – uses Openair® plasma to ensure that the protective coating applied to airborne radio SMDs adheres reliably without damaging the highly sensitive electronics. The trade journal DICHT! ('Sealed!' No. 4 /2016) contains a detailed report.
Strong bond and media-tight: Turnkey plasma unit for injection molding
Automation of the new Plasma-SealTight® sealing process has resulted in a turnkey plasma unit constructed by Plasmatreat, which can be adapted to suit any conventional injection molding machine. The Swiss magazine POLYSURFACES (No. 5/2016) presents the new system.
When the foil fails to stick - Plasma as troubleshooter in touch foil bonding
Bubbles forming in the boundary layer is a dreaded yet familiar phenomenon in foil adhesion: The adhesive bond, despite initially appearing to bond reliably, failed the climatic test at an automotive component supplier. The technical journal DICHT ("Tight", No. 3/2016) has the case study.
Radical change: Instead of using solvents and primer, the South German lighting manufacturer Waldmann is now pretreating his LED surface-mounted machine lighting with Openair® plasma before bonding. In its anniversary issue (No.15 [08-11]/2016) Germany's leading electronics journal ELEKTRONIK-PRAXIS reports on the whys, the hows and the benefits for the producer.
PlasmaPlus®- Coating ensures plastic-to-metal joint in the injection molding process After two years of preparation, Plasmatreat and plastic compounds manufacturer Akro-Plastic have joined forces to launch a new systems solution on the market that not only promises a particularly strong, media-tight plastic-to-metal joint in the injection molding process, but is also corrosion-resistant, environmentally friendly and particularly cost-effective. Read about all the details in KUNSTSTOFFE -International (2016/6-7).
Perfect hold and flawless finish: In-line plasma treatment before painting
There are several types of pretreatment for painting processes, although the use of wet-chemical environmentally harmful substances is still one of the most widely used. But there are alternatives: A pretreatment with atmospheric pressure plasma is not only environmentally friendly, it is also far more efficient, faster and more reliable. IST (International Surface Technology No.2 (7)/2016) has all the details.
Here Comes the Sun - Plasma treatment of a CFRP solar race car
Less mass means less energy consumption. Treating the CFRP body structure of a solar race car with Openair®-plasma resulted not only in a new and much faster joining process but also in saving several kilos in weight. The South African journal SA PLASTICS (2016/6-7) reports on the production process.
Atmospheric pressure plasma makes CFRP solar car lighter For a faster bonding process, optimized adhesion and to save several kilos in weight, the CFRP components of a solar racing car were pretreated with Openair® plasma prior to bonding. The bilingual journal POLYSURFACES (No.3 /2016) reports on the details.