Plasmatreat Italia

In May 2012, Plasmatreat Italia s.r.l. and Environment Park S.p.A. signed a partnership agreement for the use and promotion of Openair® plasma technologies.
This settlement, ‘L’esperienza Plasmatreat al servizio delle PMI piemontesi’ (The Plasmatreat experience, serving Piedmontese SMEs’, had the aim of promoting atmospheric plasma surface treatment. Indeed, the main feature of the Plasmatreat activity is the development of high efficiency innovative surface pretreatment for varying materials. This technology targets many different sectors, from the automotive industry to that of biomedicine, from textiles to packaging. The specific characteristic of this technology is the possibility of using it to treat complex 3-dimensional components. Environment Park has for years worked in partnership with companies in this field to develop low-impact, highly innovative treatment processes, acting as a catalyst in technological transferral.
The technology available in the Plasma Nano-Tech area of EnviPark allows for both cleaning and activation treatments and deposition treatments.

Diener electronic Italia

Diener Electronic is a leading producer of low-pressure plasma treatment plants. Environment Park S.p.A. recently – October 2013 – signed a partnership agreement for the use of treatment plants in developing special processes to treat those components whose particular technological characteristics mean that they cannot be treated with atmospheric plasma. The projects currently underway target the biomedical and advanced materials industries. The plant on site in the Plasma Nano-Tech area of Environment Park is the PICO, with an internal chamber measuring w 560 x d 600 x h 460. Such technology can be used to create both activation processes and dedicated functional feature grafting, and deposition processes. The protective internal layer also allows the creation of special coatings.

Grinp s.r.l.

In 2006, Environment Park S.p.A. acquired a pilot atmospheric treatment plant for APGD treatments (Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge) whose the perfect combination of system geometries, gas flows and generator power creates a treatment process that is highly uniform even on the tallest textiles (2 m – 4 m). The main target industries of this technology are textiles, packaging and biomedicine. Several studies has led to the creation of innovative processes, such as cold wool dyeing, cotton dyeing without scouring and bleaching pretreatments, low-impact active packaging and prosthesis treatments. The Grinp experience and its shared objectives with the Plasma Nano-Tech area of EnviPark have led to the creation of industrial tests important in demonstrating the possibility of using plasma technology in low-impact, continuous industrial processes.

Platit AG

Environment Park S.p.A. began working with plasma technologies and thin film coatings in 2002, acquiring an innovative PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) treatment plant, which signals the birth of a new generation of devices for the creation of nanocomposite coatings. The plant’s LARC® technology offers numerous advantages, including improved surface finish and the possibility of producing nanocomposite and multilayer coatings with different chemical compositions. The components are coated with a thin ceramic film, just a few microns thick, within a vacuum in an internal chamber measuring approximately 40 x 40 x 35 cm, at a temperature ranging from 200°C to 500°C. The PVD coatings are characterised by great hardness and high resistance to wear, oxidation and corrosion, and are generally used for cutting tools, such as drill heads, mill cutters and mould cutters, and for components to extend the lifespan of machines, such as in the automotive industry. New applications have been developed in the past few years in industries related to biomedicine, sensors and decorations/jewellery
The PVD processes can, in many cases, be used as an alternative to traditional electrochemical coating processes (e.g. chroming), with a significant reduction in environmental impact, due to them being ‘dry’ processes that also use very few raw materials.