14 years ago Enercon pioneered the development of the first production grade atmospheric plasma treatment system for the converting industry. Atmospheric plasma offers the ability to clean, etch and functionalize surfaces resulting in higher and longer lasting treatment levels. Now, with well over a decade of experience and hundreds of field installations, Enercon continues to bring innovation to its customers along with the resources to enable them to put their application to the test.
Rick Hammen, Enercon’s VP Research & Development, led the technical teams that developed the patents for Plasma3™ and Plasma4™ atmospheric plasma surface treatment technology.
Recent upgrades to Enercon’s surface treating laboratory have increased the capabilities to run trials on the most sophisticated plasma treating systems ever designed. Plasma3™ is equipped with the latest gas chemistry controls to ensure consistent and precise treatment results. Next generation technology Plasma4™ utilizes an ingenious discharge system which enables even faster line speeds while minimizing the use of process gases. And, PlasmaSynergy™ produces results beyond conventional in-line treatment technologies.
Capitalizing on over fourteen years of field installation experience the lab systems incorporate features and components which have been field tested to meet and exceed the reliability and performance standards demanded by leading converters and extruders.
Enercon’s development of plasma surface treating systems has evolved beyond film applications. The company offers a full range of blown-ion, blown-arc, and variable chemistry plasma systems that are used to treat dimensional objects. Applications for these technologies can be found in the medical, automotive, packaging, assembly and decorating industries where an increase in surface wettability for bonding with inks, coatings, paints and adhesives is desired.
Enercon’s surface treating laboratories are the breeding ground for solving customer application issues. In addition to a variety of atmospheric plasma surface treaters, the lab also offers a full range of corona treating systems, and a flame treater. To learn more about Enercon’s laboratory capabilities please follow this link.