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Plasmatreat opens new Canadian office, signs on Polish distributor, and joins PP and PUR at Fakuma

Plasmatreat North America (PTNA) has a new office in Ancaster, ON covering 6000 sq ft. It incorporates sales, technical service, and spare parts, as well as the latest equipment for atmospheric plasma cleaning, activation and coating processes. About 45 miles west of Toronto/Pearson International Airport, the location will provide customer support and maintenance to all of the Americas.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 15, 2012

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Plasmatreat opens new Canadian office, signs on Polish distributor, and joins PP and PUR at Fakuma

Plasmatreat North America (PTNA) has a new office in Ancaster, ON covering 6000 sq ft. It incorporates sales, technical service, and spare parts, as well as the latest equipment for atmospheric plasma cleaning, activation and coating processes. About 45 miles west of Toronto/Pearson International Airport, the location will provide customer support and maintenance to all of the Americas.

Plasmatreat also recently named AMB Technic as its representative in Poland. ISO 9001-certified, AMB Technic specializes in process solutions for assembly fluid dispensing technology and distribution of metering and mixing systems.

It also works in surface pretreatment technologies for plastics and metals, emphasizing adhesion of assembly fluids and other coatings.

Based in Koło, the company was established 15 years ago by Marek Bernaciak. Bernaciak said in a release that Plasmatreat's technology complements his company's existing market focus and products, including the automotive, medical, and appliacne industries.

PP and PUR make for waterproof picture frames
At Fakuma (Oct. 15-19; Friedrichshafen, Germany), Plasmatreat showed how its Openair plasma treatment can bond two incompatible plastics without the use of primers, joining nonpolar polypropylene (PP) with polyurethane (PUR) foam. Working with system partner CeraCon GmbH, a foam technology specialist, Plasmatreat showed how PP's surface can be modified through pretreatment, increasing the surface energy enough so that it becomes receptive to the polyurethane bond.

The companies produced small picture frames that featured a waterproof seal achieved by pretreating the PP back of the frame with Openair atmospheric-pressure plasma jet technology and then applying a 1-component PUR foam to the pretreated surface. Once sealed, the airtight frames were shower ready, the companies pointed out. Plasmatreat touted the fact that plasma pretreatment has a dual effect of both cleaning and activating a material surface in a single step.

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