Using plasma technology to develop innovative products#
Surfaces and their properties are playing an ever more important role in advanced technologies. Regardless of whether we are concerned with the automotive sector, aeronautics, medical technology, packaging, or electrical engineering, the surfaces of materials often have to be modified to make them suitable for specific applications. The increasing use of high-performance materials means that the development and management of such technologies has become a key area of work.
Technologies available at Fraunhofer IFAM
- Low pressure plasma technology
- Atmospheric pressure plasma technology
- VUV excimer technology
- Laser technology
- Atmosphere CVD
Supporting technologies available at Fraunhofer IFAM
Applications of the above technologies
- Surface pre-treatment
- Surface cleaning
- Surface activation prior to adhesive bonding, painting, and coating
- Deposition of plasma coatings
This technology portfolio allows the surfaces of plastics, metals, and ceramics to be efficiently modified. Specific technologies are available for treating individual components, bulk products, web materials (films, wovens, non-wovens), fibers, and particles.