In search for more sustainable and environmentally friendly surface treatment techniques, the atmospheric plasma technology may offer an interesting alternative for cleaning, activation, modification, or functionalization (thin coating) of a surface.
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 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 & 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.
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.
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9.30 welcome coffee
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 study
Jeroen Schotsaert (AGC)
12.15 Network lunch
13.30 keynote: Plasma-polymerized functional bio-based composite coatings by LIST
Patrick Choquet (LIST)
14.15 Case studies MPG
14.45 Case study
15.15 Networking drink
€ 365,00 (VAT excluded)
The VLAIO subsidy of 70% was included in this cost price!
This Masterclass is part of the Industry Partnership in which 16 Flemish innovation partners offer an integrated service to stimulate growth and innovation in the Flemish industry in the 3 following themes: Industry 4.0, Digitalisation & Sustainability. They do this under the leadership of Agoria and Sirris and with the support of the Agency for Innovation and Enterprise.