COMPANY PROFILE

 NamePlasmapps srl
 RegionApulia
StatusStart-up

 
 PROPOSAL 

TitleSurface Plasma processes for Rubber
Project id.77
Reference sectorNANOTECHNOLOGY
IP Protection LevelFor this project idea intellectual property protection is not expected.
Description of the innovation projectPlasma technology offers a valid alternative to conventional chemistry in the process of surface finishing of materials. If energy is supplied to a gas, it is ionized and generates the PLASMA , called the fourth state of matter. This is an ionized gas able to modify the surface properties of the materials exposed to it. It becomes possible to finely tune the surface properties of the materials through the fine adjustment of the experimental parameters, resulting in a customized “surface tailoring “ of materials, without affecting their bulk properties. Plasmapps has developed customized plasma processes for the surface modification of rubber objects of different sizes.
State of dev.Product
Industrial applicationThe Cold Plasma Technology for surface modification of Rubber offers to the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and hydraulic Industry the possibilities to synthesize new functional surfaces starting from common materials, then it becomes possible to impart to them new surface properties and better performances. Plasmapps has developed several successful processes on rubber such as: modulation of friction coefficient, antistiking, anti-limestone, protection, surface activation and cleaning.
Market segmentThis project aims to offer to rubber industry new methods for surface modification. Thanks to its high eco-sustainability and reduced costs process, the use of this technology makes possible the increase of the competitiveness.
Advantage factorThe Cold Plasma Technology for surface modification of Rubber offers to the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and hydraulic Industry the possibilities to synthesize new functional surfaces starting from common materials, then it becomes possible to impart to them new surface properties and better performances.
Commercial challengeThe Cold Plasma technology offers a valid alternative to conventional chemistry in the process of surface finishing of materials, with many benefits due to its high eco-sustainability. Plasma chemistry is a “dry and green” chemistry working without solvents and with minimal use of reagents.
Publications and Customer Refereces“Advanced Plasma Technology” Edited by Riccardo d'Agostino, Pietro Favia, Yoshinobu Kawai, Hideo Ikegami, Noriyoshi Sato, and Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari. Wiley-VCH- 2005; “Plasma Processes and Polymers”, Edited by Riccardo d’Agostino, P. Favia, C. Oehr and M. R. Wertheimer