What you don’t know about in-line atmospheric plasma treatment may be causing you headaches, money and production down time.
Most companies will recognize atmospheric plasma as a highly effective technology for improving ink adhesion for printing on plastics such as polypropylene. However atmospheric plasma’s ability to clean, etch, functionalize, and otherwise improve both conductive and non-conductive surfaces is driving the technology into new markets and applications.
Your operation may have a challenging bonding, coating, cleaning or adhesion application that can be solved by atmospheric plasma treatment. Read on for some brief application ideas that may inspire your production team.
Printing on polypropylene Enercon’s Dyne-A-Flame™ is being used to treat polypropylene packaging prior to being ink-jet printed. The flame plasma unit features a sophisticated combustion control system that allows operators to obtain a safe and repeatable treatment day after day.
Cleaning metal parts
Dyne-A-Mite™ IT is being used to remove oil and other surface contaminants from metal to strengthen bonds to other parts. This highly effective blow-ion treater is capable of treating both conductive and non-conductive surfaces.
Bonding parts to polyurethane foam
A dual headed Dyne-A-Mite™ HP is being used to treat Polyethylene and PVC parts prior to bonding with a polyurethane foam. In this case two blown-arc air plasma heads are used to ensure coverage over a large surface area.
High performance coating
Another dual head Dyne-A-Mite HP™ is being used to improve the adhesion of a high performance coating on a specialty lens application.
Assembling/fastening with grooves
A Dyne-A-Mite™ blown-arc air plasma system is being used to treat small grooves in a round plastic part that is subsequently glued to a rubber ring.