The Automotive Industry has always been searching for ways to improve fuel efficiency and performance by moving towards the use of lightweight materials. Carbon fibre components have replaced metals in many instances and adhesive bonding has become one of the major methods of joining materials.
Some lightweight materials such as PP, PE and EPDM require surface treatment to achieve high performance and reliable adhesive joints. In-line plasma treatment can remove the need for chemical cleaners and primers.
Enercon’s Blown Ion Multiport allows for large surface area bonding and painting for interior and exterior components and is a viable alternative to flame treatment. Whereas Enercon’s Blown-Ion™ plasma surface treater is ideal for the narrow grooves of headlight components.
There are a host of surface treating technologiesavailable, but ultimately your applicationwill determine which technology is best.
Automotive component manufacturers rely on atmospheric plasma and flame plasma surface treatment to clean, etch and functionalize surfaces to increase productivity, improve product quality and reduce cost. This 60-minute webinar provides insights into how treatment improves adhesion [...]
This paper describes the latest innovations in three-dimensional surface treating technology for plastics finishing which address the need to advance adhesion properties, increase product quality, and achieve environmental objectives within the automotive industry.