Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification
- Magazine Article
In manufacturing, plasma treatments are often utilized to solve problems that cannot be resolved other ways. Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials; depositing coatings; cleaning surfaces; applying a protective coating that repels water, for example, or biological fluids; or enhancing surface wettability or functional coating, plasma treatments often add significant value to products.
For many manufacturers, the application of plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development. As a result, the industry is aggressively investigating and applying plasma to products that require a treatment step for cleaning and decontamination, surface conditioning or to promote adhesion.