Atmospheric Plasma Web Treatment Applications

Atmospheric plasma treaters are highly effective at treating polymer films, nonwovens, textiles, foams, and other materials which are processed in a roll to roll web format. Plasma technology is optimized for specific industry applications with specific gas chemistries and are ideal for applications that require high and long lasting treatment levels that would be otherwise impossible. The content below shares insights on the use of atmospheric plasma for web processes in a variety of industries.

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.