Molecular Plasma Group introduces automated technology for adhesion promotion

Appears in Print as: 'Automated technology promotes better part surface adhesion'

MolecularGRIP combines atmospheric plasma treatment with adhesion promoter chemistry for automated, environmentally-friendly adhesion promotion on material surfaces.


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Molecular Plasma Group’s (MPG, Foetz, Luxembourg) automated, solvent-free MolecularGRIP technology has been developed to promote better adhesion on inert and sensitive part surfaces. Said to be effective on a variety of material surfaces, including carbon fiber and natural fiber composites, as well as polyolefins, fluorinated polymers and metals, the one-step MolecularGRIP process combines plasma treatment with MPG’s adhesion promoter chemistry. The plasma activates both the part surface and the coating molecules, which covalently bind onto the surface.

plasma treatment for adhesion promotion of composite materials

MPG’s PlasmaLine system.

The technology is customizable with a range of plasma gases and organic chemicals to work with a variety of sensitive and inert materials to achieve superior bonding. MolecularGRIP can be used with either MPG’s PlasmaSpot or PlasmaLine systems.

According to MPG, the process is both environmentally friendly — requiring relatively little energy, few chemicals and near zero emissions — and is easily scalable in a robust, industrial process. In addition, to meeting a range of customer needs, the company offers proven application development services, off-the-shelf R&D equipment, leasing and rental options and customized industrial solutions.