The APJeT plasma process has several advantages over competing methodologies attempting to modify surface properties. Whether applying a polymeric coating, modifying surface properties, or disinfecting surfaces, the APJeT process is clean, cost efficient and compact. Since the Apjet plasma process does not use water or heat, the process can treat fragile materials without damage or alternating the texture of the material.
The APJeT process does not discharge any effluents to the environment. All chemistry is non-aqueous so there is no use of water. No water The Apjet process does not discharge any effluents to the environment. All chemistry is non-aqueous so there is no use of water. No water discharge or water treatment required. Any air effluent is captured, filtered, and recycled back to the process. Air discharge levels are < 1 ppm. When compared to a conventional, aqueous treatment process which contaminates millions of gallons of water each year, then requires significant energy to dry the water, the APJeT process is the clear environmental choice.
The APJeT coating process is streamlined and compact with a typical footprint of 25 square meters or less. The compact size allows for placement in existing facilities or minimizes building cost expenditures in new builds. Whether coating or surface modification, flexible design and compact size allows easy integration into existing processes.
Since the APJeT process is waterless, there is no need to dry the substrate post-treatment, meaning significantly less energy is required in processing. The coating system plasma is generated by Since the APJeT process is waterless, there is no need to dry the substrate post-treatment, meaning significantly less energy is required in processing. The coating system plasma is generated by adding energy to a noble gas which catalyzes the coating polymerization. Energy requirements are 95% less than an aqueous treating process. The noble gas is a component of the atmosphere and is returned after use. Net operating cost comparisons of the cost of energy and gas to power the APJeT process compared to the traditional aqueous operating costs of energy, water treatment and handling are approximately 40% lower. Capital equipment costs are also significantly lower than traditional treatment methods. Depending on the width and operating speed requirements, equipment cost can be up to 50% less. APJeT also offers a lease option for equipment acquisition. The lease is based on the amount of material processed meaning it is advantageous for both APJeT and customer to maximize uptime and thru put. The lease option allows customers to optimize cash flow as the APJeT process reduces operating costs which maximize margins.