Handheld surface treatment claims to be smallest plasma device
Claimed to be the smallest cold active plasma device of its kind, the Reylon Plasma PZ2 piezo brush has been introduced by Intertronics.
The brush ionises atmospheric gas to plasma clean and activate surfaces for improved adhesion of adhesives, or wetting prior to printing or coating, claims the company. This is especially useful for surfaces that are difficult to bond or print on. The low temperature plasma discharge is often superior to mechanical or chemical methods of activation/cleaning, especially for delicate parts.
The brush can activate surfaces prior to the use of adhesives in electronics, medical devices, automotive, dental, and in laboratory and development work. It aids surface wetting for inkjet or pad printing and encoding for parts across all industries, from automotive to consumer, says the company and can also be considered for sterilising in microbiology, food, medical and pharmaceutical technologies.
The device’s piezoelectric technology transforms low input voltage into high electric field strengths, dissociating and ionising the process gas, which is normally ambient air. The device needs only to be plugged into a mains electricity socket for instant operation.