Enercon Offers the Widest Range of Surface Treating Technologies at NPE

Get your chance to see the industries’ most comprehensive platform of PLASMA, FLAME & CORONA surface treating technologies in the FRONT ROW of NPE’s West Hall (Booth W6643). (Get your free pass using code 47342.) Object Treating Technologies & Applications Witness plasma treating in action & how it improves surface adhesion on all types of…

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New Blown-ion™ 500 Plasma Surface Treating Technology Enables Rockwell Automation’s Switch from Print-and-Apply Labels to In-Line Digital Printing

When Rockwell Automation moved its contactor and relay production back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it had to develop an entirely new process for the changing volumes and available space.  The new highly automated assembly line would also be a showcase of Rockwell’s automation capabilities, featuring Rockwell drives, motors, Independent Cart Technology (ICT), PLC’s, HMI’s, sensors, and…

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Plasma, Flame & Corona Pretreatment for Surface Treating Plastics

How to determine the best technology for your application

Generally, plastics have chemically inert and nonporous surfaces with low surface tensions. This makes them nonreceptive to bonding with inks, adhesives, coatings, and other substrates. Polyethylene and polypropylene for example have very low surface energy. Pretreatment of these and other engineered plastics improves bonding prior to printing, coating, and laminating. The best type of surface…

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Advances In Adhesion With Co2-Based Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification

Abstract The use of gas and/or liquid-phase carbon dioxide (CO2) with atmospheric plasma discharge surface pretreatment technology can remove micron and submicron particulates and hydrocarbon-based contaminations on plastics and metals. The cleaning process is based upon the expansion of either liquid or gaseous carbon dioxide through an orifice. The paper provides an understanding of the…

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Clean is good, but is it good enough for successful adhesion?

Smart manufacturers recognize the importance of a clean surface when bonding components. If a part is not clean, the adhesive will bond to the surface contamination rather than directly to the surface itself. Manufacturers commonly use a solvent to clean the surface. However, this isn’t always enough to produce the desired adhesive outcome. A clean…

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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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Atmospheric Plasma and Flame Surface Treatment for Medical Applications

Get insight on how medical device manufacturers are using atmospheric plasma to eliminate adhesion challenges. What’s in the eBook? Learn how atmospheric plasma is helping users improve product quality, and increase production speeds. See what Enercon customers are saying “For medical printing applications, it’s imperative to follow the defined protocols. Enercon’s experience with medical device…

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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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Surface Activation Systems For Optimizing Adhesion To Polymers

Many experiments have been performed globally to investigate ways of improving adhesion to polymers. This paper discusses current atmospheric surface activation systems, appropriate measurements of wettability and adhesion, over-treatment effects and surface analysis techniques relative to optimizing the adhesion of inks, paints, coatings and adhesives to polymer surfaces. Recommendations for improved activation by substrate and…

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