VITO has developed an atmospheric plasma process for powder treatment of polymeric and inorganic particles. By changing the surface chemistry of these particles, they are suitable for specific applications.
VITO research results in powders with different properties
VITO is highly active in research into nano and micron powders. These are crucial for the production of plastics, composites, coatings, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, etc.
As powders have a large surface area in comparison with their volume, the surface of the particles plays a crucial role in how a powder behaves. The biggest challenge for VITO was changing the surface of powder particles in such a way that they can be dosed and distributed more easily by preventing clumping. VITO developed an atmospheric plasma process, which works both for polymeric and for ceramic particles.