The printing, coating and bonding of plastics requires the surface to be pre-treated. Flame treatment is one way to achieve this so-called activation. It is currently being used in many industrial sectors and has considerable potential for development. In cooperation with an industry partner, Fraunhofer IAP in Potsdam is expanding the opportunities provided by flame treatment.When plastic bumpers were first introduced they were black because paint did not adhere very well to the surface. Today these plastic components can easily be painted in the colour of the car body. This is all down to a change in surface properties. The surface is pre-treated with the help of an electric charge or flame. During flame treatment, reactive components form during the burning process. This initiates oxidation on the material being treated; however, this oxidation is unspecific and can only be altered in quantity, not in typology. This means there is considerable room for the development of optimized high-performance applications. Both partners are looking to explore new avenues in flame treatment.
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17 January 2017From 4 to 6 April 2017, the biennial European Coatings Show opens its doors in Nuremberg. In seven exhibition halls, the exhibitors of the European Coatings Show will showcase their latest developments for the manufacture of paints and coatings. (more…)
13 May 2016The preparations for the next European Coatings Show are already in full swing. The event for the international coatings community will take place in Nuremberg from 4 to 6 April 2017. (more…)
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