Applications for Plasma

There is almost no industrial branch which does not take profit from the benefits of Plasma Technologies in Surface Treatment.

Following is an overview of some applications where Plasmalution systems are in use:

  • Automotive:
    Surface- Cleaning and activation: This provides good adhesion for coatings, flocks, paintings and glueing
  • Metall and Mechanics:
    Hydrocarbons (grease ans oil) are eliminated as well as oxide surface layers. Perfect bonding and perfect electrical contact is provided.
  • Medical Technology:
    High-puridity cleaned implants with activated surface will much better be integrated into biological tissue and the risk of infections is much reduced. Catheters can much better be inserted if they receive a low friction coating by plasma polymerisation.
  • Laboratory and biology:
    Groth of biological substances on laboratory substrates can be improved ba plasma treatment.
    A unique technology based on plasma technologies enables the fabrication of microfluidic elements and LOC units (Lab-on-chip).
  • Textile technology:
    Plasma treatment can provide hydrophobe and super hydrophobe surfaces on fibres an fibrics so that the materials will be water repellent. On the other side materials to be used for filters can become extremely hydrophil. Also coatings can be removed. Reinforement fibres used for composite materials can be prepared to provide excellent bonding to the matrix.
  • Plastics:
    Almost all plastic (organic polymer) materials are difficult to be wetted because of their low surface energy. Plasma treatment activates the surface and provides good adhesion even on PTFE which is commonly considered to be impossible to glue.
  • jewellery and watchmaking:
    Protective coating to provide protection against scratches, dirt and oxidation. Low friction coatings and epilam layers zo provide permanent lubrication of mechanical gears. Protective coatings and waterproofness.
  • Electronics:
    Hugh variety of applications such as etching of circuit boards and of semiconductors, fotolithography, optimization of wire bonding, protective coatng of electronic devices and much else.