What is Plasma technology?
Plasma, known as the fourth type of matter, contains free electrons, heavy ions and free radicals, that help with surface modification. Because of its energetic species and the low temperature of the plasma, plasma is suitable for processing heat-sensitive surfaces, especially textiles.
Atmospheric plasma technology has been used in the polymer industry for more than 60 years. For some time now attempts have been made to use plasma technology in the manufacturing process of textiles. The aim is to change the surface of textiles without changing the basic properties of the fiber.
Epcotec intends to use plasma technology in various areas of textile production in order to make processes more efficient, save energy and use less water, dyes and chemicals. In addition to a large number of laboratory solutions, we work together with established manufacturers of plasma machines, to offer pilot to industrial-scale machines that are tailored to the requirements of our customers.