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Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP02_02
Published 2020-02-01 by SAE International in United States
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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.