Enercon to introduce new Variable Chemistry Plasma surface treater at NPE
Release date: 10/1/2006
At NPE 2006 Enercon Industries, booth 1344, will introduce a new surface treatment solution for the polymer industry. The new Dyne-A-Mite VCP™ advanced technology offers highly effective treatment for difficult to treat applications. The system’s variable chemistry plasma allows for easier application and improved adhesion of coatings, adhesives, inks, labels and markings of all types. In-line treatment eliminates the need for costly chemical priming, etching and vacuum processes.
Variable chemistry plasma treatment is essentially an etching and functionalizing process that provides different surface characteristics depending on the gas chemistry employed. The Dyne-A-Mite VCP™ blends air (O2, N2) with other gases and deposits various chemical groups on the substrate surface to improve surface energy.
The system's variable chemistry plasma allows for easier application and improved adhesion of coatings, adhesives, inks, labels and markings of all types. In-line treatment eliminates the need for costly chemical priming, etching and vacuum processes.
Dyne-A-Mite VCP™ is highly effective at treating and cleaning all types of polymers, elastomers and glass. It treats extruded, pultruded, molded and formed materials. Treatment is ideal for PE, PP, PET, nylon, vinyl, polystyrene, polycarbonate, PVC and all other types of thermoformed and thermoset plastics. Typical converting applications include pre-treatment of plastics for gluing, pre-treatment of plastics for finishing and pre-treatment before printing. It is also ideal for glass cleaning, cleaning/activation of lens surfaces prior to coatings, removal of any adsorbed surface monolayers of contaminants, sterilization of microbiological culture dishes, sport shoe components (EPDM, Neoprene), cell phone jackets (ABS/PC) and more.
Variable chemistry plasma is formed using basic principles found in air-plasma and flame plasma treatment. Much like an air-plasma field, a chemistry plasma field is generated in an electrically charged atmosphere. Instead of air, this method relies on other gases that deposit various chemical groups on the substrate surface to improve its surface energy.
Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, Enercon Industries Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of surface treating systems and associated support equipment for the printing, coating, laminating and extruding industries. Enercon’s goal is to deliver the most technologically advanced and cost-effective solutions that ensure maximum uptime and performance for their customers. In addition, Enercon manufacturers a complete range of automatic and semi-automatic induction cap sealers for the packaging industry.