Our technology

  • Enabling Surface Functionalization through plasma
  • An enabling technology
  • How are we different from other atmospheric plasma solutions
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enabling surface functionalization through plasma

Enabling Surface Functionalization through plasma

MPG. technology enables to inject a wide range of precursor molecules in a plasma allowing to design customized surface functionalities ranging from adhesion, release functionalities, tunable super-hydrophobicity up to anchoring of biomolecules onto any substrate.

An enabling technology

Technology is an enabling technology because of its unique features:

  • Injection and control of a range of gases to provide a choice of reactivity levels (N2, O2, Ar, He, Ammonia mixtures, etc.)
  • Injection and control of various precursors in the plasma enabling functionalization of the treated surface (gases, liquids, a mix of liquids, colloidal suspensions, etc.)

This unique combination provides functionalization with high retention of functional groups as the integrity of the chemical precursors introduced in mpg. system is maintained.

an enabling technology

How are we different from other atmospheric plasma solutions

 CORONAGENERAL PLASMAMOLECULAR PLASMA
MPG.
Gas TypeAirN2No limitations
PropertiesHigh Energy Plasma Injection limited to SiloxanesMedium Energy Plasma Non Polymerizable
h2, CO2, NH3
Low Energy
(non)-polymerizable
H2, CO2, NH3, C2H2...
PLUS
Liquid precursors
RequirementsTemporary increase of wettability and adhesionPermanent increase of Wettability and adhesionPermanent increase of Wettability and adhesion
PLUS
Customized Surface Functionalization

Our proposal

  • A full service provider
  • Our applications development approach
  • Our equipment from laboratory to industrial
a foul service provider

A full service provider

We are a full-service provider offering application development as well as design, construction and servicing of equipment ranging from lab systems for R&D centers and universities up to industrial in-line systems for continuous production.

Our application development approach

our application development approach

Using a well structured process, we accompany our partners to implement tailor made production applications using our technology.

Our equipment from laboratory to industrial

Some applications

  • Adhesion for fibers
  • Adhesion for metal and polymers
  • Adhesion of rubbers
  • Biomedical

Surface functionalization of Carbon Fibers

  • Remove weak boundary layer
  • Enhance wettability
  • Create active sites for chemical bonding
  • Promote mechanical interlocking
surface functionalization of carbon fibers

Continuous Fiber Treatment

  • Double-spot set-up (based on PlasmaSpot process)
  • Universal for any type of fiber
  • Freedom to choose plasma gas and precursor type
  • Homogeneous plasma, no intense plasma streamers caused by fiber fragments

This project was funded by the European Union for research and technological development

For more Information, visit newspec.eu

continuous fiber treatment
adhesion for metal and polymers

Adhesion for metal and polymers

  • Plasma treatment of back coated steel
  • Indirect plasma (PlasmaLine®)
adhesion for metal and polymers litecor car body components
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  • Poor adhesion between anodized aluminum and 2K PUR resin
  • Water penetration to electronics during outdoor applications
  • Solution: PlasmaSpot® treatment of the aluminum profiles
  • Precursor: amino containing siloxane-based precursor
  • Leading to improved interaction between aluminum surface and PUR resin
  • Corona activation alone was NOT bridging between both materials.
without plasma traitment
without plasma traitment
with plasma traitment
with plasma traitment
adhesion for rubbers without plasma treatment
Without plasma treatment Adhesive failure
adhesion for rubbers with plasma treatment
With PlasmaLine preteatment Cohesive failure

Adhesion for rubbers

  • Application in automotive sector
  • PlasmaLine® treatment using a chemical precursor before lamination to the acrylic adhesive
  • Development for Nitto Denko

Biomedical

  • Treatment of microwells
    • Enhanced wetting
    • Deposition of a functional layer for surface reaction, adhesion...
  • Diagnostics (TBC, HIV,...)
    • Optimal hydrophilic properties
    • Biomolecule immobilization
hydrophilic
hydrophilic
plasma
hydrophobic
hydrophobic
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This project was funded by the European Union for research and technological development

  • Tissue engineering : advanced scaffolds
    • Enhanced wetting, optimal seeding
    • Higher cell adhesion
    • Optimal cell distribution
    • Enhanced cell proliferation
  • Dermatology
    • oSkin / wound treatment
    • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Biocompatibilization of surgical fibers
    • Grafting of collagen to ensure biocompatibility
    • Surgical fibres composed of bio-resorbable polymers (PLA, PCL)
    • Advantages :
      • Irreversible bonding of collagen
      • Treatment at ambient temperature (below Tmelt of 60 °C)
      • No contact with aggressive media
biomedical PCL film untreated
biomedical PCL film untreated
biomedical PCL film treated with He plasma
biomedical PCL film treated with He plasma

Growth of Human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cells to (plasma treated) PCL-films

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