Atmospheric plasma treaters are highly effective at treating polymer films, nonwovens, textiles, foams, and other materials which are processed in a roll to roll web format. Plasma technology is optimized for specific industry applications with specific gas chemistries and are ideal for applications that require high and long lasting treatment levels that would be otherwise impossible. The content below shares insights on the use of atmospheric plasma for web processes in a variety of industries.
RFID Printing Adhesion with Plasma Treatment
RFID Tags are being incorporated more commonly to ensure the quality and authenticity of the labeled products from producers to end-users. What used to be a simple tag is requires the complex construction of conductive inks, microchips and metalized antenna coils.
Plasma Treating Penetrates Foam Surface for Better Bonding
Foams can be difficult to surface treat for adherence to other materials. Manufacturers use a variety of thermoplastic and thermoset resins, resulting in foams either having a high resident surface energy or low surface energy. Foams manufactured of low surface tension polyolefins require surface treatment when applying adhesives foams, in order for it to penetrate into the foam structure.
Promote Textile Desizing & Dyeability with Atmospheric Plasma
Plasma surface treatment is being applied to textiles, filaments and yarns for the primary purposes of desizing, dye uptake, printing ink adhesion, and final finishing treatments such as softening, hydrophilization, easy-care and anti-shrinkage.
Improving Lithium Ion Battery Wickablility with Plasma Treatment
Manufacturers of lithium ion batteries have found significant benefits to encorporating surface treatment into their fabrication operations. Surface treatment offers real opportunities for in-line continuous improvements in surface wettability and cleanliness as dry surface treatment processes.
Improve Coating Adhesion on Pipes and Pipelines
Pre-treatment of pipe coatings in Pipe Rehabilitation within the oil, gas and water markets can dramatically reduce material costs and restore pipe integrity. Plasma-enhanced bonding can provide insurance for corrosion mitigation, and aid pinhole, dent and bend repairs.
Label Adhesion Improves with Flame and Plasma Treatment
When packagers are faced with label adhesion challenges flame and plasma surface treaters are often used to increase bond strength. Label adhesion problems occur because many of the container, lid and cap materials used in packaging are chemically inert and non receptive to bonding with glue.
Improve Lamination Adhesion with Surface Treating
For many industrial applications, the use of a single ply of a material does not provide all of the critical properties required for the optimal performance of a product. In these cases, a composite of two or more layers of material can provide this required performance. A common method of creating such a composite is to laminate various materials to each other with an adhesive. Surface treating solutions such as corona treaters, atmospheric plasma systems and flame treaters are often used to improve lamination adhesion.
Coating Adhesion for Films with Corona, Flame & Plasma
Successfully applying a high quality, continuous web coating requires advanced and versatile technologies which can effectively meet the varied needs for films. Surface treatment plays an important role in this process. The properties of the substrate are therefore absolutely critical to ensure good coating quality and product performance.
Improve Ink Printing Adhesion with Surface Treating
The task of optimizing printing adhesion can be difficult, primarily because of the many process variables which require control. There are six major printing/decorating processes, each distinguished by the method in which ink and an image are transferred to a substrate, and by the method by which the ink and image are conveyed for adhesion to a substrate. Almost all surfaces require preparation to establish minimum adhesion requirements. This step is known as pretreatment and post-treatment, and influenced by the base material surface receptivity of the ink layer.
Optimal blown film line layout for surface treatment
When it comes to surface treatment on a blown film line there are a number of different philosophies employed. Factors including budget, available space, and specific application criteria all contribute to your ultimate decision.