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    New Cold Plasma Generator Element Introduced by TDK

    Thu 15, Nov 2018

    TDK Corporation, on Nov. 13, announced the introduction of CeraPlas™ HF, a compact cold plasma generator element that is based on a PZT (lead zirconate titanate) ceramic and packaged in a plastic housing.

    According to the news, CeraPlas HF measures in at just 47.3 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm and its leads are suitable for soldering. CeraPlas HF features low weight, low power consumption and low input voltage specifications, and can be integrated easily and without any special safety measures for protection against high voltage in plasma systems.

    The new plasma generator can ionize different gases – including air – under normal pressure. Heat-sensitive materials can be treated with plasma as the temperature remains below 50 °C. The combination of compact dimensions and low power consumption therefore makes CeraPlas technology ideal for battery-powered handheld devices.

    This new device has a wide range of applications. It can be used for the surface treatment of plastics, for example, to make them easier to print or write on. Another area of applications is the disinfection of wounds or the sterilization of devices or foods. Moreover, the generation of ozone also enables unpleasant odors to be eliminated.

    As per the company report, the main applications are:

    • Activation of surfaces, e.g. of plastics for improved printability
    • Disinfection of wounds, sterilization of devices and foods
    • Elimination of unpleasant odors

    Main features and benefits of the device

    • Compact dimensions
    • Low power consumption
    • Low input voltage, making battery operation possible
    • Plasma temperature of less than 50 °C

    According to Stratview Research, the global cold plasma market is projected to witness an impressive double-digit CAGR over the next five years to reach US$ 2,845.8 million in 2023. As per the report, there has been a continuous innovations in cold plasma technology. Rising demand for eco-friendly products, increasing use of cold plasma in food packaging industry, the introduction of stringent safety standards in various industries including food safety, and growing needs for frozen food are some of the growth drivers of the cold plasma market.

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    News & Image Source: TDK Electronics Inc