Film ConvertingPrinting, Coating & Laminating
PrintingIncrease Ink Adhesion
CoatingImprove Coating Adhesion
Solvent and Solventless Laminating
Metallized Film TreatmentFor Converters and Metallizers
Cast FilmIncrease Surface Energy on Wide & Ultra Wide Lines
Blown Film Segmented & Pattern Treatment
Film ExtrusionBlown & Cast Film Surface Treatment Options
Nonwovens & TextilesFunctionalize Surfaces with Atmospheric Plasma
Solvent PrintingImprove Ink Adhesion & Reduce Downtime
RFID ApplicationsImprove Adhesion
Lithium-ion BatteriesImprove Adhesion on Thin Film Battery Converting
Printed Circuit BoardDescum & Desmear Surfaces
FoamPlasma Treatment Systems for Improved Adhesion
ElectronicsEtch & Clean Glass, Plastics & Metals
OpticsImprove Coating Adhesion
PhotovoltaicsEnable Thin Film Converting & Assembly Adhesion
Packaging ApplicationsImprove Ink & Adhesive Bonds
Construction ApplicationsImprove Performance of Tapes, Adhesives & Coatings
LabelingEnsure Label Adhesion with In-Line Treating
AssemblyFunctionalize Surfaces to Promote Bonding
Wire and CableTreatment Enables Indelible Ink Jet Marking
Medical ApplicationsClean Surfaces to Increase Ink & Adhesive Bonds
Folding CartonIncrease Bond Strength & Reduce Adhesive Costs
PlasticsClean, Etch & Functionalize with Surface Treatment
Automotive ApplicationsIncrease Paint, Adhesive & Bonding

Corona, Plasma & Flame Surface Treatment Applications

Below you will find insights on a variety of industrial applications and market segments that benefit from corona, plasma & flame surface treatment. In most cases these treatment technologies are used to increase surface energy to promote adhesion.

RFID Printing Adhesion with Plasma Treatment

RFID Tags are being incorporated more commonly to ensure the quality and authenticity of the labeled products from producers to end-users. What used to be a simple tag is requires the complex construction of conductive inks, microchips and metalized antenna coils. Read More...

Plasma Treating Penetrates Foam Surface for Better Bonding

Foams can be difficult to surface treat for adherence to other materials. Manufacturers use a variety of thermoplastic and thermoset resins, resulting in foams either having a high resident surface energy or low surface energy. Foams manufactured of low surface tension polyolefins require surface treatment when applying adhesives foams, in order for it to penetrate into the foam structure. Read More...

Label Adhesion Improves with Flame and Plasma Treatment

When packagers are faced with label adhesion challenges flame and plasma surface treaters are often used to increase bond strength. Label adhesion problems occur because many of the container, lid and cap materials used in packaging are chemically inert and non receptive to bonding with glue. Read More...

Corona, Flame & Plasma Treatment for Packaging Applications

How your packaging looks on the store shelf can make or break your company’s success. So it’s no wonder packagers invest so much in ensuring their package appears flawless when it leaves the factory. Atmospheric plasma and flame surface treaters can play a significant role in helping you catch your consumer’s eye. Read More...

Plasma & Flame Treatment for Optics, Lenses, Eye Glasses and Frames

There are a number of applications in the optics field where plasma and flame surface treatment are used to improve adhesion. Treatment of specialty lenses prior to coating helps prepare glass and polymer surfaces for successful coating adhesion. Read More...

Plasma & Flame Treatment for Automotive Part Adhesion

The automotive industry is at the forefront of using new materials and technologies to reduce cost and improve performance while striving for green manufacturing processes. Perhaps that’s why the automotive industry is one of the most aggressive users of in-line atmospheric plasma and flame plasma surface treatment technologies. Read More...

Wire & Cable Marking Plasma Adhesion Assistance

Atmospheric plasma systems activate surfaces and increase surface energy levels to promote bonding of aqueous inks, coatings and adhesives to provide excellent abrasion and smudge resistance. Read More...

Etch, Desmear & Clean Electronic Components with Atmospheric Plasma

Atmospheric plasma surface treaters are used for many applications in the electronics industry. Plasma’s ability to modify surfaces and impart surface functionality economically improves manufacturing operations. Read More...

Corona Treatment For Extruded Film (Cast & Blown Film)

Most cast and blown film extruding applications are best served with a covered roll surface treater. Enercon offers two types of covered roll systems for extruding applications. Read More...

Improve Lamination Adhesion with Surface Treating

For many industrial applications, the use of a single ply of a material does not provide all of the critical properties required for the optimal performance of a product. In these cases, a composite of two or more layers of material can provide this required performance. A common method of creating such a composite is to laminate various materials to each other with an adhesive. Surface treating solutions such as corona treaters, atmospheric plasma systems and flame treaters are often used to improve lamination adhesion. Read More...

Coating Adhesion for Films with Corona, Flame & Plasma

Successfully applying a high quality, continuous web coating requires advanced and versatile technologies which can effectively meet the varied needs for films. Surface treatment plays an important role in this process. The properties of the substrate are therefore absolutely critical to ensure good coating quality and product performance. Read More...

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. Read More...

Bonding Medical Adhesives & Inks with Plasma Surface Treatment

Atmospheric plasma is ideal for improving adhesion on a wide variety of materials used in the medical industry. Learn how blown arc air plasma, blown-ion plasma, variable chemistry plasma, and flame plasma systems can be used to clean surfaces, promote adhesive bonding and enable printing on polymers of all shapes and sizes Read More...

Promote Textile Desizing & Dyeability with Atmospheric Plasma

Plasma surface treatment is being applied to textiles, filaments and yarns for the primary purposes of desizing, dye uptake, printing ink adhesion, and final finishing treatments such as softening, hydrophilization, easy-care and anti-shrinkage. Read More...

Micro Etch Surface Assemblies for Improved Adhesion with Plasma & Flame

Surface Treatment is widely used for assembly applications because of its effectiveness, low cost and environmental friendliness. Common plasma and flame treatment assembly applications include: automotive head lamps, medical devices such as needle hubs, and household appliance gaskets and components. Read More...

Plasma Assist for Folding Carton Bond Strength

Materials used in folder gluers to produce folding cartons include polycoated, polybacked, virgin kraft board, specially coated materials, UV lacquered surfaces and recyclable materials. These types of folding carton surfaces exhibit varied receptivity to conventional bonding processes. Plasma treatment is highly effective at functionalizing these surfaces to improve productivity and reduce operational costs. Read More...

Solvent Printing Ink Adhesion & Corona Treating

The use of corona treating to improve adhesion on water based ink formulations is widely accepted as a best practice. However printers who use solvent inks may not realize that there is much to be gained from using a corona treater for solvent printing applications. Read More...

Metallized Film Adhesion: Processing & Converting with Surface Treatment

Metallized film presents adhesion challenges to both film suppliers and converters. Today, new developments in surface treatment are creating competitive advantages by extending surface energy stability on metallized film. Read More...

Improving Lithium Ion Battery Wickablility with Plasma Treatment

Manufacturers of lithium ion batteries have found significant benefits to encorporating surface treatment into their fabrication operations. Surface treatment offers real opportunities for in-line continuous improvements in surface wettability and cleanliness as dry surface treatment processes. Read More...

Desmear & Descum Circuit Boards with Plasma Treatment

Pretreatment removes rolling oils and other surface contaminations from aluminium and steel foils that result from slitting and rewinding. This prepares the surface for soldering and brazing, while eliminating the uses of batch chemical process. Read More...

Construction & Building Materials Surface Adhesion with Plasma & Flame Treatment Solutions

Plasma and flame surface treating is commonly used in the packaging, medical and automotive field. However increasing requirements for improved adhesion performance in the construction industry is now creating a demand for atmospheric plasma and flame surface treatment solutions. Read More...

Surface Cleaning for Photovoltaics Cell Manufacturing with Atmospheric Plasma

The future of economical solar cell manufacturing is becoming dependent on new in-line process technology for high speed continuous production. Enercon has pioneered the use of surface treatment in the converting industry and now PV cell manufacturers are quickly adapting this technology to their processes. Read More...

Corona, Plasma and Flame Treating for Plastics

Generally, plastics have chemically inert and nonporous surfaces with low surface tensions. This makes them nonreceptive to bonding with inks, adhesives, coatings, and other substrates. Corona, Plasma and Flame surface treating improve the adhesion of plastics. Read More...

Optimal blown film line layout for surface treatment

When it comes to surface treatment on a blown film line there are a number of different philosophies employed. Factors including budget, available space, and specific application criteria all contribute to your ultimate decision. Read More...

Converting Film With Corona, Plasma & Flame Surface Treatment

Flexible packaging converters and label printers know that almost all engineered films have nonporus surfaces with inherently low surface energy. These films are surface treated at the time of extrusion, but also require in-line treatment at the time of conversion. Read More...

Improve Composite Bond Strength With Plasma Treatment

Atmospheric plasma treaters can significantly increase the interfacial adhesion characteristics of composite structures. The types of composite structures than can benefit from atmospheric plasma are emerging rapidly. Many new plastic nanocomposites have offered valuable properties, such as heat resistance, chemical resistance, structural/stress strength and weather resistance. As a low temperature solution, plasma treaters offer an economical and highly effective means to achieve improved bond strength of nanocomposites to each other and to virgin materials. Read More...

Improve Label Adhesion on Bottles - Flame & Plasma Treaters

Many packagers rely on flame or plasma treatment to prepare their bottles for labeling and marking. Surface treatment cleans, etches and functionalizes surfaces to improve receptivity to adhesives, inks and coatings. Read More...

Automation Improves Plasma & Flame Surface Treatment Productivity

The manufacturing of virtually everything from toothbrushes to autoparts can benefit from the use of atmospheric plasma treatment and flame treatment during assembly and decorating operations. In many cases material handling and automation of the surface treatment process is required to achieve productivity goals. Enercon partners with specialty equipment integrators for their automation expertise. Read More...

Embossed film corona treating design minimizes pinhole potential

Embossed films have peaks and valleys that create a special set of circumstances when it comes to interacting with corona. To minimize the chance of pinholing Enercon has developed a special ceramic electrode treater station design that minimizes filamentary discharges and also expertly manages the films’ exposure to watt density per square inch without sacrificing treatment levels. Read More...

Improve Coating Adhesion on Pipes and Pipelines

Pre-treatment of pipe coatings in Pipe Rehabilitation within the oil, gas and water markets can dramatically reduce material costs and restore pipe integrity. Plasma-enhanced bonding can provide insurance for corrosion mitigation, and aid pinhole, dent and bend repairs. Read More...

Improve Printing, Marking and Coding Adhesion on Pipes

Marking on all types of pipes can be assisted by plasma surface treating. Improvements in adhesion, legibility and longevity of printing, marking and coding can all be achieved. Pipes of virtually any size can be treated prior to printing and treatment further enables more sophisticated printing such as computer generated variable data. Read More...