Victrex PLC Installs Atmospheric Plasma System for Peak Performance on its Victrex Peek-based APTIV Film Line

Release date: 11/1/2007

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI - Victrex Technology Center in the United Kingdom has installed its first atmospheric plasma surface treating system. The company selected Enercon's Plasma3™ surface treater to enable downstream converting of its high performance APTIV™ film made from VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer.

Victrex APTIV films offer a unique combination of properties providing an unrivaled material solution for engineers and designers for use in high performance applications. It is the most versatile and high performing thermoplastics film available and have a proven track record of success in demanding applications in a broad range of industries and markets including: electronic, aerospace, acoustics, automotive, industrial, oil and gas, chemical processing and many more.

Plasma3™ has the unique ability to modify surfaces unresponsive to traditional treatment methods while completely eliminating backside treatment. The system produces uniform plasma treatment that adds long-lasting and significantly enhanced wettability, printability, and adhesion properties to the surface. Most materials, including specialty films, polymers, foams, wovens, nonwovens, fibers, metals, and powders requiring stringent surface specifications will find the revolutionary Plasma3™ system especially attractive and useful.

Enercon Industries Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, and Enercon Industries Ltd. of Aylesbury Bucks, UK, are major manufacturers of equipment for the plastics and packaging industries. The company supplies corona, flame and atmospheric plasma surface treaters for the converting industry and induction cap sealing systems for the packaging industry.