Atmospheric Plasma Spot Treatment Applications

Atmospheric plasma treaters are used to clean, micro etch and functionalize a variety of plastic, metal and glass surfaces. The industrial applications highlighted on this page involve the spot treatment of dimensional objects and sheets prior to printing, painting, decorating, coating, coding, labeling, joining, assembling and bonding of surfaces. In most cases it is ideal to plasma treat the object immediately prior to subsequent process which requires enhanced adhesion properties.

Improve Ink Printing Adhesion with Surface Treating

The task of optimizing printing adhesion can be difficult, primarily because of the many process variables which require control. There are six major printing/decorating processes, each distinguished by the method in which ink and an image are transferred to a substrate, and by the method by which the ink and image are conveyed for adhesion to a substrate. Almost all surfaces require preparation to establish minimum adhesion requirements. This step is known as pretreatment and post-treatment, and influenced by the base material surface receptivity of the ink layer.