Also known as the fourth state of matter, a plasma is in fact a gas that has been energized to a point where it becomes ionized – i.e the atoms or molecules within a gas lose an electron.
P2i uses two phases of plasma during processing. The first phase works to energize the surfaces of a product by producing active sites breaking surface bonds. These active sites are then ready to bond with the coating. In the second phase the monomer is introduced into the chamber and starts to bond to the active sites of the product surface. The monomer is energized into a plasma in short bursts to keep the coating process going. It is through the use of plasma that P2i is able to generate superior levels of durability compared to traditional liquid repellent techniques.
Did you know: Plasmas are not rare, in fact over 99% of the visible universe is in the plasma state (see http://www.plasma-universe.com/99.999%25_plasma). Down on Earth they can be found in flames and neon lighting.