Enercon’s Flame Used to Clean Metal Surfaces

MENOMONEE FALLS , WI – Enercon offers a flame surface treatment process with benefits which include high-performance, cost-effectiveness, and a non-polluting treatment. This low mass, low energy Web Flame Treatment System serves as an environmental solution which reduces costs by saving energy and eliminating the use of chemicals which cause waste. After undergoing this process, treated surfaces show improvements in wettability, printability, dyeability, and reduce material shrinkage. Enercon’s Web Flame Treatment System removes lubricants and oxidation from surfaces such as aluminum, steel, galvanized steel, and galvalume-coated steel. Treated surfaces show immediate improvements relative to the desired surface characteristics and are left dry to the touch.

This Enercon Web Flame Treatment System bombards surfaces with electrons, ions, and heat to vaporize surface contaminants. As a result, surface lubricants and debris are removed which cause improved surface characteristics and returns surfaces to their original native states. Surfaces become oxide free, residue free, and hydrophilic with a high surface energy level. This treatment allows material to be processed without harming the surface of the material.

This treatment system replaces costly heat-based degreasing baking processes where Lubricant fluids are typically coated on the surface of rolled aluminum coils to prevent staining. Cleaning of the rolling fluid off the roll surfaces can employ solvents, detergent solutions, and vapor degreasing methods. This can result in environmentally harmful waste by-products and energy usage.

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, atmospheric plasma treating systems, 3D surface treaters, and 3D plasma treaters for the plastics and rubber industries.

Release date: 11/1/2003

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