Topic: Pre-treatment. Plasma treatment for appliances. Bonding of plastic, metal, and glass without primer.
Clear Cost Advantages with Appliances – Automated manufacturing, bonding without primer, permanent imprinting
Appliances like washing machines, stoves, and dishwashers are manufactured in large numbers and are generally subject to a short product lifecycle. On the other hand, there are high requirements for joined materials with long-term stability as well as cost-efficient processes. This has been reflected in increasing attention to adhesive bonding within the manufacturing process, with the aim of achieving simple and cost-effective durable joining of materials. Beyond that, the long-term stability of imprinting is important, especially given the wear on appliances caused by moisture and alkalis.
Openair® Plasma pre-treatment can be automated using robots and easily implemented in the manufacturing process. Once it has been integrated, this system delivers reliably monitored and reproducible surface pre-treatment with the push of a button.
Plasmatreat is constantly developing new, unique Openair® Plasma applications in successful partnerships with major international manufacturers in the appliance industry.
Advantages of pre-treating appliances with Openair® Plasma:
- Material costs reduced with the option of using alternative materials, such as polypropylene (PP)
- Manufacturing costs reduced by avoiding chemical bonding agents (no primer required) and economizing on manual production steps
- Quality improved by precise, selective activation