Vacuum Plasma Treatment is suitable on a large variety of substrates, from plastics such as PP, ABS and PC, to composite blends such as carbon fibre.
Alongside being used for Plasma Surface Activation, when being faced with the problems of adhesion to “non-stick” polymers and composite blends, Vacuum Plasma is also a popular method of super cleaning metals, glass and ceramics prior to bonding coating and sealing processes.
Using a vacuum pump most of the air is removed from a sealed chamber. The chamber pressure will then reach the required level of remaining air (or other gas) and is subjected to a strong electrical field. This strong electrical field ionises air and other gases, this super ionised air, also known as plasma then occupies the Plasma chamber.
When the chamber pressure reaches the required level the remaining air (or other gas if added) is subjected to a strong electrical field that ionises most of its atoms. The resulting super ionised air/gas or Plasma occupies the chamber for a pre-determined time and can be used for surface modification or cleaning.
Within the highly active chamber, the surrounding gas is broken up into ions, free radicals and other excited particles, these effectively scrub the treated substrate clean which removes contamination. Once contamination is removed, effective adhesion can be achieved.
Are you interested in finding out more about how flexible, versatile and high performance Plasma Treatment could optimise your manufacturing process?
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