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.
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.
The migration of moisture in combination with oxygen at the interface of an injection molded plastic-to-metal joint can lead to corrosion and premature adhesive failure of the hybrid component. The innovative Plasma-SealTight® technology aims to combat this issue in the long term. DICHTUNGSTECHNIK JAHRBUCH 2019 (THE YEARBOOK OF SEALING AND GASKET TECHNOLOGIES 2019) describes the process in detail and reports on the outstanding test results.
Automotive Engineering: Corrosion protection from the plasma nozzle
When ZF TRW Automotive decided ten years ago to coat a safety-relevant aluminum component with atmospheric pressure plasma to improve corrosion protection, it was a world first. Today the company pretreats over one million parts a year with Plasmatreat’s environmentally friendly plasma jet technology. The specialist journal ALUMINIUM-PRAXIS (10/2017) reports on this successful application.
Cover story "Plastic and metal: a strong connection"
An innovative coating process by the name of Plasma-SealTight® offers a worldwide applicable pioneering solution for improving plastic-to-metal bonds in the injection molding industry. In its June issue the digital magazine PLASTIX-WORLD (2017/06) provides you with all the details.
An innovative plasma sealing technology combined with application-specific thermoplastic compounds now makes it possible to achieve particularly strong, media-tight joints between hybrid injection molding components. The Swiss journal OBERFLÄCHEN / POLYSURFACES (Nr.2(5)/2017) has the report.
"The ability to manufacture products with selectively functional surfaces opens up a completely new dimension in innovation capability, the scope of which we can only begin to imagine at this stage", say plasma experts Christian Buske (Plasmatreat) and Dr. Jörg Ihde (Fraunhofer IFAM) in an interview with ALUMINIUM PRAXIS (5/2017).
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. IST ((International Surface Technology No.1 /2017) has all the details.
Hybrid technology: New plasma sealing technology ensures hybrid bonds in the injection molding process
If corrosive media cross the plastic/metal interface and penetrate the injection-molded part, they can cause damage and even delamination. Plasma-SealTight® is a pioneering technology for creating long-time stable hybrid bonds. WERKSTOFFE IN DER FERTIGUNG ("Materials in production", No. 1/2017) reports on this new process.
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.