One of the most common questions I am asked, right after “what is plasma” and “how long does the surface stay activated”, (topics for future blogs), is “Does plasma treatment harm sensitive electronic devices”?
The answer to this is that it depends upon which system and nozzle you are using. Plasmatreat has developed a special nozzle design that allows for the creation of a plasma that has zero electrical potential. This allows for the direct treatment of fully populated printed circuit boards before over-molding, potting or conformal coating.
This system can also be used to clean gold or copper contacts to an atomic level to assist in wire bonding operations.
The ability to improve bonding without the use of harmful chemicals makes plasma treatment a welcome choice for many companies.