What is the lifespan of Plasma Cleaning using Atmospheric Plasma? (Atmospheric pressure plasma)

Unfortunately, no generally valid safe numbers can be given here. The lifespan depends on storage conditions, treatment parameters and the degree of contamination  .

Unfortunately,  no  generally valid safe numbers can be given here. The  lifespan  depends on  storage conditions ,  treatment parameters  and the  degree of contamination  .


  1. Humid atmosphere  and  elevated temperatures  (above 20 ° C)   drastically reduce the  life of  the plasma treatment.
  2. A  multiple  treatment  increases  the  lifetime  of treatment.
  3. In general, a recommendation applies to metals, glass and ceramic surfaces: gluing, printing or painting should be   carried out within one hour after the plasma treatment in order to achieve  maximum  success.
  4. The following lifespan for plastics applies to plastics:
    • PA (with and without glass fiber reinforcement): 1 - 2 weeks
    • PP, PE: We recommend further treatment within 1 to max. 2 days
    • PC: 2-5 days
    • ABS, PC / ABS: 2 - 5 days

Please note that these are approximate values. Depending on the manufacturer, there may be serious differences due to the use of additives and release agents.

To learn more about the use of plasma in manufacturing, please read our eBook titled "Manufacturer’s Surface Activation Guide for Improved Adhesion."