Cleaning & Activating of Surfaces
Clean surfaces are a fundamental requirement for good adhesion as well as for various technical applications. Selecting suitable chemical systems, improving existing processes for cleaning, activating surfaces or replacing them with new methods, is a frequently occurring challenge. Increasingly, attention is not only paid to economy and efficiency, but also to low-emission and environmentally compatible methods.
An important part of our work in the field of surface treatment is the elaboration of solution proposals for such cleaning and activation tasks. This includes the development of application-oriented systems and methods. Using modern analytical methods, surface changes or contaminations can be detected, and cleaning, as well as activation processes, can be characterized in terms of their effectiveness.
Depending on the respective task, cleaning systems are selected for conventional cleaning techniques - such as immersion. In addition, spray or ultrasonic processes, or chemical compositions are formulated and tested. New cleaning and activation solutions for special tasks can be developed and adapted to the particular technological conditions.
A main focus of our development work is the use of high-energy light in the short-wave UVC, or long-wave infrared range, for cleaning and pretreatment of surfaces. In this context, projects for the investigation and development of combination processes are realized, with which the efficiency and environmental compatibility of established processes can be increased.
Areas of Activity in the Development and Testing of Cleaning / Activation Methods:
Dr. Joerg Leuthaeusser
Head of Department
Primer and Chemical Surface Treatment
Phone: +49 3641 2825 48