Friction/Peel Tester Reveals True Effects Of Surface Treating in Enercon's Laboratory

Release date: 10/1/2001

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI - Enercon has added a Friction/Peel Tester to its surface treating laboratory to help customer's identify the effects of various levels and types of surface treatments.

The friction/peel tester picks up where traditional dyne measurements leave off. Dyne level measurements are used to identify the change in the "wettability" of a surface. What dyne level measurements do not reveal is the kinetic coefficient of friction, peel properties of treated substrates and strength of lamination on two substrates.

Enercon's Director of Business Development and Plasma3™ Product Manager says, "The addition of this diagnostic tool to our lab is significant. It will benefit our customer's who participate in standard corona treating trial runs, but more importantly it will help our customer's more accurately identify the effects of various atmospheric plasma treatments."

Enercon's Plasma3™ was introduced at CMM earlier this year as the industry's first production-viable atmospheric plasma surface treater. This treatment differs from corona treatment in that specific gases are introduced into the process to create a "plasma" to treat the substrate.

The friction/peel tester used in the Enercon lab features fixtures for 90 and 180 degree peel testing for laminations and a software program that interfaces with the tester to analyze the data.

Enercon Industries Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, is a major manufacturer of equipment for the plastics and packaging industries. The company supplies custom built bare-roll, covered-roll and universal roll corona treating systems, and 3D plasma treaters for the plastics and rubber industries.