A plasma treatment is often intended to increase the adhesion of a surface so that it can be coated, bonded, painted or printed.
On the other hand, plasma treatment can also reduce the adhesion of a surface, if required also to an extremely low level. This is done by creating a non-stick coat by plasma polymerisation in the low-pressure plasma. Erzeugt werden Hydrophobic or ultra-hydrophobic surfaces are generated. These surfaces do not get wet because water immediately runs off them without any trace when inclined slightly. They also do not get dirty respectively are self-cleaning, because dirt particles only lie loosely on the surface and are washed off with the water which likewise does not adhere to the surface.