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Plasma Coating

Technology
Introduction
Plasma spraying, is a materials processing
technique for producing coating and free-
standing parts using a plasma jet. Deposits
having thickness from micrometers to several
millimeters can be produced from a variety of
materials including metals, ceramics, polymers
and composites.
Plasma – the fourth aggregate
state of matter

Solid Liquid Gaseous Plasma
Plasma Spray Process
Pretreatment process using Plasma
technology for cleaning, activation or
coating
 In the course of cleaning, Plasma surfaces are freed of
mould release agents and additives.

 Activation allows superior subsequent bonding of
adhesives and coatings .

 Due to coating the surface properties of a composites
are improved.
Cleaning, Activating and Coating
surfaces

Cleaning Surfaces Activating Surfaces Coating Surfaces
Cleaning surfaces by means of
plasma technology

Using plasma systems even the finest
particles of dust initially adhering to the
surfaces are removed.

The wastage rate of high-quality paint
jobs, for example in the automotive
industry, is sharply reduced.

Plasma treatment process consumes
the particles by reaction and removes
them completely from the substratum.
Activating surfaces by means of
plasma technology

 Plasma technology is suitable for
activating surface materials such as
plastics, metals, fabrics or even glass.

Since plastics consist of long polymer
chains. These non-polar surfaces are
difficult to bond and coat. However, as a
result of the structural modification
created by Plasma treatment systems
these surfaces may now become more
effectively coated and bonded.
Coating surfaces by means of plasma
technology

 PET films, aluminum foils, fabrics,
textiles, glass, various plastics, metals
and noble metals can be coated with
the aid of this plasma technology.

 Plasma technology can be utilized
to harden materials, for example in
tool production, or to create plastic
surfaces very receptive to bonding.
Plasma systems: Efficient, easy to use for
almost any process

Types of plasma system:

Laboratory
system Film system Profile treatment Robot system
Plasma laboratory systems for giving
unique features to surfaces such as
plastic, glass or metal
 The pretreatment parameters for
cleaning, activation and coating in
numerous industrial applications can
be determined by means of a plasma
laboratory system.

 Depending on the requirements for
the desired properties of a material all
the parameters needed are evaluated
by the Plasma laboratory system with
a standard installation

 All factors such as speeds, offsets
or spacing of the plasma jets, are
precisely calculated. Plasma
The Plasmatreater AS 400 laboratory systems are under software
control which allows precise
plasma laboratory system management.
Film systems:
 By means of Plasma pretreatment,
foils and films can be treated both in
part and over their entire surfaces. In
doing so the mechanical properties of
the materials remain unchanged

 By selectively controlling treatment
parameters such as temperature, jet
positioning, jet width and speed these
thin materials can be efficiently cleaned,
activated or coated without the use of
additional substances

Activation and coating of
plastic films
Profile treatment :
 In the pretreatment of profiles made
of materials such as plastics, aluminum,
plasma technology is in widespread use.
This plasma process has become very
well established in the automotive
industry.

 Plasma processes serve to clean and
activate the support material. Utilizing
our selectively focused plasma beam it is
possible to treat even complex profiles
without difficulty.

Plasma tunnel for
pretreatment operations
on complex profiles
Robot systems:
 In robot system, plasma jet
systems guarantees not only
improved corrosion protection but
also high resistance to stone strikes.

 Robot systems can be equipped
with patented rotary jets for
activating and cleaning particularly
complex parts. It ensures improved
product quality and considerable cost
savings.

Complete automated
solutions for
integrated applications
Selective pretreatment by type and
combination of jets

Rotary plasma
Fixed plasma jet, Fixed plasma jet, Rotary plasma jet, jet, max
max treatment, max treatment, max treatment, treatment,
width 13mm. width 18mm. width 30mm. width 40mm
Industrial applications :

Automotive Aviation Ship building
Engineering Industry Engineering

Medical Technology Electronics Engineering
ADVANTAGES &
DISADVANTAGES:
ADVANTAGES:

It can spray very high melting point materials such as refractory
metals like tungsten and ceramics like zirconium unlike
combustion processes.
Plasma sprayed coatings are generally much denser, stronger
and cleaner than the other thermal spray processes.
Resist wear better than the same material in cast or wrought
form.

DISADVNATAGES:

 The plasma spray processes are relative high cost and
complexity of process