Surface Treatment of Metals using Openair-Plasma® & PlasmaPlus® in the Automotive sector

Date: November 16th, 2021

Timeslots (UTC): 3 am, 1 pm, 5 pm

Duration: 40 - 60 min

Language: English

Please be aware that we declare the time slot in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) respectively in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), because of our international audience. Please check your time zone while registration.

Following the trends of modern mobility, the requirements for the automotive sector are subject to a constant increase in industry norms and regulations as well as in new developments. Topics such as quality, process optimization and environmentally friendly production are presented - and how these issues can be addressed and improved by using Openair-Plasma® technology will be discussed.

To protect your product against external influences, the pretreatment of the sealing surface is crucial. Generally, the first step is to clean the metal surface with Openair-Plasma® which removes organic contaminants such as oil.  Additionally, the oxide layer of various metals is modified and activated to ensure a strong adhesive bond.

If cleaning alone is not enough, the metals can be coated with PlasmaPlus® technology which adds a special nano layer on the surface, providing new functionalities. The result is, for example, an exceptionally reliable and durable corrosion protection seal (AntiCorr®) against environmental influences such as warm, humid climates, water spray or salty mist.

In this free of charge PlasmaTalk Tim Smith, CTO of Plasmatreat North America, will explain how Openair-Plasma® works and what the plasma does to the substrate, focusing on metal applications. You will be able to evaluate how plasma optimizes your production process and how it helps you manufacture a durable, as well as safe, product.

After participating in this PlasmaTalk you will know more about:

  • cleaning and removing fine organic contaminants from metals
  • modifications of the oxide layers and activation due to plasma
  • Plasma coatings to protect against corrosion

The PlasmaTalk will run for appr. 40 - 60 min. including FAQs. If you have a specific problem or question, please send it in advance to and we will be happy to include it into the program. 

Please note that due to our international audience, we provide the time slot in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Please check your time zone using the time calculator below (TimeCalc).

  • Who is presenting:

    Tim Smith

    Tim Smith is Chief Technology Officer of Plasmatreat North America and a business executive with a technical background possessing the ability to provide sales and marketing direction, manage operations and engineering, maximize revenues by streamlining operations and optimizing work procedures. Full P&L responsibility. Able to strike a balance between internal, external, and customer needs.
  • Contact Plasmatreat Academy:

    Erhard Krampe - Head of Plasmatreat Academy


    Tel.: +49 5204 9960-1074


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