Surface treatment: opt for plasma treatment

Surface treatment is an operation that involves working with materials. It is impossible to determine the exact date of the origin of this process, but it has existed since ancient times. The tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs covered with treated copper bear witness to this. Indispensable in industrial production, this technique is used more and more today. Combining several methods, plasma surface treatment is one of the most popular industries. By taking a look at this type of treatment, we will see why it is among the best techniques.

The main types of surface treatment

With a surface treatment, materials such as glass, ceramics, metals ... are treated until their surfaces are functional. There are many techniques in surface treatment, they can be thermal, physical or chemical. Among these processes, there are 3 main types of treatment:

Plasma treatment:

Plasma treatment is an innovative technique. She allows to cleaning the surfaces of the materials, purifying them and then optimizing them using a gas. There are 2 types of plasma treatment: under vacuum and treatment under atmospheric pressure. With vacuum treatment, the upstream surfaces are cleaned and modified by means of the plasma torch or ULS torch. Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment, on the other hand, is often used to dust and remove material residues with complex geometric shapes. Either way, the goal of these two processes remains the same: to improve the quality of adhesion of materials.

Corona treatment:

Corona treatment, on the other hand, is a process for treating surfaces using the chemical method. It offers the possibility of deep cleaning and optimizing the wettability of a material. This method is mainly used when in industry packaging and printing.

Industrial dust removal:

Industrial dust removal is one of the useful surface treatment techniques in all industrial sectors. As its name suggests, it removes dust from materials in order tooptimize their operation and performance while extending their lifespan. Une fois nettoyée, la surface des matériaux sera facile à travailler et aura une meilleure adhésion. Comme le prétraitement de type corona, le dépoussiérage industriel concerne souvent l’industrie textile et l’imprimerie.

The advantages of plasma treatment

Plasma treatment is a benchmark surface treatment. It is particularly adopted with the aim of offering treated coatings irreproachable qualities (better adhesion, unique and advantageous properties, etc.). What makes this type of surface treatment famous is that in addition to cleaning the treated materials, it does not deteriorate the materials.

In addition, this process is essential in all industrial sectors, whether in metallurgy, aeronautics, textiles or printing. Using non-toxic gases such as hydrogen and argon, plasma treatment is, moreover, more respectful of the environment.