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Overview of Technologies for Surface Treatment of Polymers for Automotive Applications
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 01, 1993 by SAE International in United States
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This article reviews theoretical and practical aspects of electrical discharge plasma treatment for automotive parts at atmospheric pressure. Paints and bonding compounds adhere poorly to polyolefins because of their intrinsic non-polar chemical structure. Therefore, these materials require pretreatment before bonding and finishing to improve their adhesive properties. The electrical discharge plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure offers several advantages to automotive suppliers, such as the high treatment level, its repeatability and cost effectiveness, versatility of in-line processing, and the environmentally-safe nature of the process. Despite its increasing use, industry standards for surface treatment of plastic parts have not been developed.
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Test for Chip Resistance of Surface Coatings|
|Aerospace Material Specification||Elastomer: Silicone Rubber (MQ/VMQ) Flame Retardant, Low Smoke Density, Low Smoke Toxicity, High Strength, 65 - 75 Durometer Type A Hardness For Products in Pressurized Aircraft Compartment Interiors|
|Aerospace Material Specification||Chloroprene (CR) Rubber Sheet, Nylon Cloth Reinforced Weather Resistant|
CitationBlitshteyn, M., "Overview of Technologies for Surface Treatment of Polymers for Automotive Applications," SAE Technical Paper 930052, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/930052.
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