Two different APPLD platforms are available--one for roll-to-roll application and the other for treating three-dimensional rigid substrates.
Unlike radiation-cured coatings (IR, UV, EB) that require special initiators and certain types of resins, the APPLD process is based on an atmospheric, low temperature plasma delivery system and can be used with many types of coating formulations.
The aim of the collaboration between Dow Corning and Freudenberg is to push the commercial use of APPLD technology in the European market.
Dow Corning's APPLD technology allows users to engineer the surface of virtually any substrate by applying extremely thin coatings of various materials that chemically bond to the underlying substrate.
Cynthia Ward, RN, MA Nursing (Appld
), is the chief executive and nurse specialist at True Colours Charitable Trust in Hamilton.
Jane Lawless, RN, HA Appld
(Nsng), is the director of the Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit.
Marian Partington, RN, BN, PGDip (Appld
Ethics), Nurse co-ordinator, PDRP, Waikato District Health Board
Report by Hemaima Hughes, RN, BN, MA (appld
) Nursing, programme manager, Maori nursing degree, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua.
This article, drawn from research in partial fulfilment of an MA (Appld
) through Victoria University, is based on a presentation she gave at NZNO's conference in September.
Hemaima Hughes, RN, CAT, BN, MA (Appld
), is a nurse researcher and independent nurse consultant in Maori health.
Anne Brinkman, RN, BN, BA, MA (appld
), NZNO professional nursing adviser, Wellington