Atmospheric & Low-Pressure Plasma - a sustainable technology
In contrast to traditional techniques such as blasting, wet-chemical primers and coatings or chemical etching, the atmospheric plasma technology stands for less material consumption, no VOCs and lower energy consumption, as curing at high temperatures is not necessary.
This masterclass, organised by Centexbel and Sirris, will provide an overview of the state of the art of the plasma technology. Two keynote lectures will extensively discuss the technical aspects of the plasma technology itself and the sustainability of the technology compared to traditional coating techniques. In addition, the application of the technology in view of the use of recently developed bio-based coatings will be addressed.
Subsequently, three producers and suppliers of atmospheric and low-pressure plasma systems will exemplify where the technology is already applied in the industry on various material substrates, including textiles, plastics, metal or composites. In addition, each company also states its vision on sustainability.
10.00 Keynote: What is plasma? What are the advantages? And what about sustainability? - Dr Rouba Ghobeira (University Ghent)
10.45 Europlasma technology at work in Flanders - Filip Legein (Europlasma)
11.15 Plasma technology explained through a few case studies on different materials - Pascal Verheyen (Sinvacon)
11.45 Case studies by AGC (to be confirmed)
12.15 Network lunch
13.30 Keynote: Plasma-polymerized functional bio-based composite coatings by LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (to be confirmed)
14.15 Case studies by MPG, Gill Scheltjens
15.45 Case studies by TIGRES: Ralph Greger
15.15 Networking drink
The masterclass is aimed at companies who want to get acquainted with this technology as well as companies who already apply the technology and desire to gain more insight into the technology, its latest applications and sustainability.
This masterclass is part of Industriepartnershap in which 17 Flemish innovation partners offer an integrated service to stimulate growth and innovation in the Flemish industry in the 3 following themes: Digitisation, Sustainability & Industry 4.0. They do so under the leadership of Agoria and Sirris and with the support of Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen.