How and why plasma and flame surface treating improve surface adhesion.

Common adhesion impediments found on surfaces. Non-porous and hydrophobic surfaces have low surface energy with few available bonding sites due to low levels of charged ions on the surface. Additionally, any type of surface contamination affects adhesion negatively. This contamination can include material additives & release agents which can migrate to the surface. Clean, Etch…

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Getting Started with Flame Plasma

What’s in the eBook? Learn how flame plasma is helping users improve product quality, and increase production speeds. See what Enercon customers are saying “We’ve integrated Enercon flame treaters and we really enjoy working with Enercon because of their depth of knowledge in surface treating.”Jerry Schmit, Sr Applications Engineer, Midwest Engineering Solutions

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An Overview of Surface Treatment for Three-Dimensional Objects

If you’ve attempted to print, label, or otherwise decorate a three-dimensional (3-D) product, you’ve probably been frustrated by an ink or adhesive that refused to adhere to the part’s surface. You may have tried different types of ink or adhesive formulations to get the job done, perhaps even used chemical primers or batch-treating processes. Still,…

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Automation Improves Plasma & Flame Surface Treatment Productivity

The manufacturing of virtually everything from toothbrushes to auto parts can benefit from the use of atmospheric plasma treatment and flame treatment during assembly and decorating operations. These technologies increase material surface energy to promote bonding with inks, adhesives, paints and other coatings. Companies in the medical, automotive, packaging, consumer products, wire & cable, sporting goods, furniture, and others markets find that…

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Why Manufacturers Use New Flame Technology to Improve Adhesion

Advances in flame surface treatment technology are fueling a renewed interest in flame as an automated method of improving surface adhesion. Today’s flame treaters are remarkably safe, reliable & effective at treating a wide variety of plastic, composite, metal and paperboard surfaces. Discover why flame is an ideal solution for high line speeds, complex surface…

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Application Engineer’s Guide for using Plasma Treatment to Improve Adhesion

Plasma Surface Treatment is being used in dozens of industries for hundreds of applications. This 30-minute webinar provides insights into how engineers are using atmospheric plasma surface treating systems to improve surface bonding of inks, adhesives and coatings. This webinar includes: Access to the webinar includes both the recorded presentation and the presentation slides.

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Plasma & Flame Improve Adhesion for Composite Materials

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The need to lightweight materials while maintaining structural properties have automotive design engineers rapidly integrating plastics and composites into their latest products. Composite materials provide superior mechanical performance, reduced weight, corrosion resistance, and the flexibility of part design. With this evolution of materials incorporating in-line surface treatment has become vital to helping promote adhesion, improve…

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Improve Composite Bond Strength With Plasma Treatment

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Atmospheric plasma treaters can significantly increase the interfacial adhesion characteristics of composite structures. The types of composite structures than can benefit from atmospheric plasma are emerging rapidly. Many new plastic nanocomposites have offered valuable properties, such as heat resistance, chemical resistance, structural/stress strength and weather resistance. As a low temperature solution, plasma treaters offer an…

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Dyne Level Does Not Guarantee Surface Adhesion

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Dyne levels are a great indicator of your chance for adhesion success. But dyne level does not guarantee adhesion. Let’s look at a few factors that affect adhesion results. These include coating and material compatibility, surface energy, process variables, material variables and ultimately bonding requirements such as entanglement. Coating (ink, adhesive, paint, etc…) and material…

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How Flame Control Systems Optimize Treatment

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Flame is the world’s original surface treater and is commonly used on extrusion coating lines, paperboard processing and foil cleaning applications. If you haven’t considered a flame treater in some time you will be surprised at today’s advanced combustion control options and new high velocity burners that deliver effective and repeatable treatment. Managing the chemistry…

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