Blown Ion Plasma Treating

Blown Ion

Blown Ion plasma delivers highly effective treatment for both conductive and non-conductive applications. Its ability to treat flat surfaces as well as difficult to reach recesses makes this versatile technology a safe treatment solution for a wide variety of applications.

Enercon Blown Ion Plasma treaters generate a concentrated discharge that bombards a material surface with a high-speed discharge of ions. Positive ion bombardment facilitates a micro-etching or scrubbing (ablation) effect which can remove (desorb) organic and inorganic contaminants from the surface of an object. Air plasma is a popular surface treatment technology because it is effective, easy to use and inexpensive to operate.

Without changing the substrate morphology, plasma treatment successfully changes the mechanical and chemical properties of a surface. It cleans surfaces and initiates cross-linking effects.

Blown ion treatment 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.

Blown ion plasma treating is highly effective at cleaning all types of polymers, elastomers, glass and even conductive surfaces. 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 applications include removing grease, oil, oxides or silicone; pre-treatment and preparation for bonding, soldering or gluing and pre-treatment for finishing metals.

Blown Ion Plasma Treaters

How blown ion air plasma works

Blown ion air plasma systems push pressurized air past a single electrode which discharges inside the treater head. The electrode creates positively charged ions in the surrounding air particles. The air pressure forces the air particles to accelerate of the tip of the head as a high velocity stream of charged ions directed toward the substrate surface. Through direct contact, these particles positively charge the object's surface increasing its surface energy and making it more receptive to inks and coatings.

Watch a step-by-step video animation of how the Blown Ion Technology works.

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