Listen to Giles Dillingham of BTG Labs and Khoren Sahagian of Plasmatreat discuss the basic principles of plasma treatment of polymerics and outline well-defined methodologies for developing, evaluating, and controlling these processes.
Plasma treatment has been utilized for decades as a means for engineering the surface properties of polymeric materials for applications such as adhesion. Until recently, plasma treatment has been a batch vacuum process, limiting its broader application. Recent development of atmospheric pressure treatment systems has made continuous processes practical for many manufactured products, including cast, molded, extruded, and thermoformed parts. Medical device, electronics, automotive, aerospace, and consumer products industries have been rapidly adopting these processes.
Attendees will gain:
1.Basic understanding of parameters that affect plasma treatment of polymers
2.Knowledge of the effects of plasma treatment on polymer surface
3.Basic skills in developing and evaluating plasma treatment processes
4.Tools for controlling plasma treatment processes, in the lab and manufacturing