Ultra-fine Cleaning and Coating of Metals using Openair-Plasma®
Metals have been important materials for thousands of years. In addition to high strength and good mechanical properties, metals offer high thermal and electrical conductivity. Protecting metals against external influences and corrosion, as well as increasing their resistance, plays an important role in their processing. The joints to other materials in particular can pose special challenges.
To ensure long-term protection of critical areas, surface treatment with Openair-Plasma® creates the optimum conditions. The plasma removes dirt from the metal surface, cleans ultra-fine and modifies the oxide layer to ensure strong adhesion and enable the application of adhesives, gaskets or paints.
In this PlasmaTalk, Magnus Buske, Global Leader Research and Development at Plasmatreat, explains the effect of plasma on various metals, such as aluminum, steel and copper and indicates differences to other pretreatment methods. Additionally, he presents measurement methods that enable the selection of individual oxide layers. He grants an insight into application examples, as well as current research topics, such as the attempt to increase power as well as removal rate to be able to remove larger amounts of contaminants.
After attending this PlasmaTalk you will know more about:
- The effect of Openair-Plasma® on metal surfaces
- The cleaning and elimination of fine organic contamination from metals
- Modification of oxide layers and activation using plasma
- Measuring methods to analyze metal surfaces
- Plasma coatings for corrosion protection like AntiCorr®
This no-charge PlasmaTalk is aimed at research, development and quality control personnel as well as designers, process engineers and operators of production equipment in industrial processes.
The PlasmaTalk will last approximately 40-60 minutes plus a question-and-answer session. If you have a specific question, please send it in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can incorporate it into the program.
Please note that due to our international audience, we provide the time slot in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Please check your time zone using the time calculator below (TimeCalc).
Head of Research and Development
Magnus Buske studied business administration and mechanical engineering. From his work at Jowat SE/Detmold, he brings extensive experience in the adhesives industry and, among other things, is very knowledgeable in the area of pre-treatment of substrates. As Manager Bonding Applications at Plasmatreat since 2018, he is responsible for projects in various industries and research areas and heads the Research and Development department.