plasmatreat GmbH

Plasmatreat launches US Office and Technical Center

Plasmatreat launches US Office and Technical Center
With a full day open house and conference in June, Plasmatreat the world market leader in atmospheric pressure plasma surface treatment technology, celebrated the formal opening of its new office and technical center in the United States.

The 5000 square-foot facility is located in the heart of Chicago’s high-technology corridor in Elgin, IL with easy access to O’Hare Airport. It is operated by Vice-President of Sales, Nicholas P. Rollick and Business Development Managers Jeff Leighty and Luke Diana.

The large R&D laboratory is specially outfitted for process applications. Equipped with various Openair® plasma installations, industrial robot systems and facilities for carrying out tests in adhesive bonding, printing and coating processes, it serves, however, not only for demonstrating the plasma systems but also above all for carrying out trials and test series. Here, in collaboration with customers and application associates, the conversion of laboratory-scale pilot testing to industrial processes is evaluated.

For the event, titled “Activation, Cleaning and Plasma Polymerization Using Openair® Plasma Conference”, Christian Buske, CEO of the Plasmatreat Group and his US team welcomed over eighty American and international guests. A special highlight was a trip to the nearby Sonderhoff USA Corporation production facility where Managing Director Holger Hülsken welcomed the conference participants for an actual demonstration of an Openair® plasma treatment integrated in a CNC automated foamed sealing application machine.

The list of speakers included Dr. Kash Mittal (chief editor of the “Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology”); Dr. Ralph Wilken (Director of PLATO - plasma technology and surfaces at the Fraunhofer Institute IFAM, Germany), Kevin Biller (The Powder Coating Research Group), Christopher Raney (VP Folding Carton, Bobst Group North America,), Holger Hülsken (President Sonderhoff USA Corporation), Larry Haack and Ann Straccia (Ford Motor Co.), Doug Stangle (Reis Robotics) and Rich Peek (Cascade Engineering).

Plasmatreat’s target industries are the automotive, electronics, medical, packaging, printing, solar, building products and white goods industries. These industries are served worldwide with technical centers in Germany, Canada, Japan, China and now in the USA as well as sales, service and subsidiary offices in more than 20 countries.

Exhibitor at the "K-2010", Hall 11, Booth G04