Plasmatreat Group

Plasmatreat is the world market leader in atmospheric plasma jet technology, a high-tech process for the environmentally friendly and highly effective pretreatment and nanocoating of material surfaces before bonding, painting a.o.


Plasmatreat is the world market leader in atmospheric plasma jet technology, a high-tech process for the environmentally friendly and highly effective pretreatment and nanocoating of material surfaces. Openair® plasma technology is now used in virtually all sectors of industry around the world, including the automotive sector, shipbuilding and the aerospace industry, electronics, solar, medical and packaging technology as well as consumer goods and textiles.

The use of atmospheric pressure plasma for the pretreatment of material surfaces is becoming increasingly important in the electronics industry. Plasmatreat systems are used today for pretreating PCBs and SMD assemblies before conformal coating, for manufacturing LEDs or in the production of media-tight electronic hybrid components in the injection molding process, to give just a few examples.

The technology currently has an estimated 90% share of the market. Openair® plasma technology also provides the basis for PlasmaPlus®, the world’s first atmospheric plasma coating process to be applied on an industrial scale, which was developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer IFAM and awarded the Industry Award 2012 and the Josef-von-Fraunhofer Prize. Both these technologies are economically efficient. Not only do they cut down on process steps and reduce operating costs, they also significantly increase throughput and product quality.

Founded in 1995 as a start-up, under the leadership of CEO and managing partner Christian Buske Plasmatreat has evolved into an international medium-sized company group in just a few years. Today Plasmatreat Group is globally represented with technology centers in Germany, the USA, Canada, Japan and China as well as subsidiaries and sales offices in 35 countries. The company has ISO 9001 certification and around 50% of the employees are technicians, engineers and scientists. As much as 12% of its turnover is invested annually in research and development. Plasmatreat collaborates with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on numerous research projects and also works closely with the Fraunhofer Institutes and other leading research institutes and universities all over the world.

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Plasmatreat at Virtual Battery Exhibition 2021

Apr 29, 2021 | Innovations in surface treatment for solving bonding challenges in the battery industry

Comprehensive Process Control for Openair-Plasma Systems

Apr 15, 2021 | In the age of Industry 4.0, process safety and reproducibility requirements are constantly increasing. In the automotive and electronics sectors, for example, or in medical technology, securing production steps and the traceability of those steps are important parts of documentation. Plasmatreat GmbH, world market leader for atmospheric plasma technology from Steinhagen, Germany, supports digitized manufacturing with its Plasma Control Unit (PCU) and makes numerous controls, regulation, and monitoring functions available to ensure consistently high surface-treatment quality and reproducibility.

Plasmatreat Opens Subsidiary in Switzerland

Jan 17, 2021 | Plasmatreat GmbH has further developed its international proximity to its customers in 2020 by founding the subsidiary Plasmatreat Schweiz AG to better serve the Swiss market. The company has been managed by Klaus Kresser (46) since August 1, 2020. Kresser is considered an expert in the adhesives industry and has cross-industry knowledge in international sales and project management as well as in development of adhesives and coatings.

Plasmatreat and KUKA become system partners

Apr 05, 2017 | Integrating technologies at the interface and automating processes in a flexible yet simpler way. This is what atmospheric plasma systems engineer Plasmatreat and industrial robot manufacturer and systems engineer KUKA aim to achieve with their system partnership.

Plasmatreat celebrates 20th anniversary

Nov 09, 2015 | This autumn Plasmatreat, the market leader in atmospheric pressure plasma technology, a high-tech method for the pretreatment of material surfaces, celebrated its 20th anniversary at the company's new headquarters’ site in Steinhagen, Germany, by hosting a party with over 300 guests.

Productronica 2013: Plasmatreat presents latest plasma applications in electronics live!

Nov 02, 2013 | Manufacturers of circuit boards, electronic components, SMD assemblies and subassemblies in search of sophisticated pretreatment solutions for their components will make a find on the Plasmatreat booth at the “Productronica 2013, the top trade show of innovative electronics in Munic,Germany.

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