With the recent advent of practical atmospheric pressure plasma treatment systems, pre-treatment of composite materials via plasma to improve the reliability of composite/composite adhesive bonds has been receiving a lot of attention. Understanding the relationship between plasma/material interactions provides material engineers with knowledge that allows science-based process control in manufacturing. This knowledge can prevent unexpected deterioration of bond quality.

his webinar discusses:

  • Plasma treatment of composite materials and the intelligent use of this technology to engineer specific, beneficial surface chemistry through plasma treatment.
  • Controlling strategies for obtaining and documenting desired treatment levels.
  • The importance of knowledge and control of the surface state prior to treatment (age, contamination level, contaminant composition) as a major factor in variability of the outcome of plasma treatment processes.