Joint project of several INPLAS members
In the BMBF-funded project with the acronym μPlasTex (funding codes 13N9273 to 13N9277), the foundations for the successful transfer of atmospheric pressure plasma processes to the textile industry were laid in a subproject. In the production of awning fabrics (for the Markilux and SWELA brands) of the participating application partner from the textile finishing industry Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG, Emsdetten, Germany, the use of the plasma:
The atmospheric pressure plasma treatment plant has already been running reliably there since 2011. The experts involved on the atmospheric pressure plasma technology side were SOFTAL Corona & Plasma GmbH, Hamburg, and the Fraunhofer IST, Braunschweig.
Production manager textile plant
Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co.KG
Dr. Frank Förster
Process Development Manager
SOFTAL Corona & Plasma Ltd.
Dr. Michael Thomas
Department Manager Atmospheric Pressure Processes
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST