Increased use of plastic materials such as polyolefines, PE, PP, PS, PC, PTFE and EPDM in the manufacturing industry promotes the need for surface treatment. Plastic materials are easily extruded, blow- and injection moulded, which makes it profitable for manufacturers to use these synthetic materials. The disadvantage using plastic is poor adhesion and wettability caused by low surface energy, which makes it difficult to bond and decorate.
Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment changes the surface characteristics by breaking the molecular bonds on the substrate surface, and thereby increasing the surface energy. Increased surface energy provides improved adhesion and wettability properties and bonding and decorating is possible with lasting results.
Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment is not only useful for surface treatment of plastic but also effective on metal, glass, composites and ceramics. Plasma Treatment is also used as a cleaning process to remove organic contamination from plastic, rubber and metal surfaces.
The use of Plasma Treatment in the automotive industry is growing caused by increased use of plastic materials in producing interiors and exteriors for cars. The vacuum plasma technology is effective because of its fast treatment time and uniform treatment. Atmospheric plasma treatment provides treatment to a specific area when this is required.
Corona Treatment of medical devices ensures a safe and high-level quality treatment of the devices. A high level of quality is demanded in treatment of medical devices and Plasma and Corona Treatment Systems fulfill the criteria mostly because of the possibility of high control and accurateness.
Leak detection is proofed to be a very effective tool for improved quality control on processing lines for three dimensional plastic parts and is recommended for production of medical devices.
Plasma treatment and Corona treatment is cost effective technologies that integrates easily in existing production lines and provides fast treatment time. It creates no damage to the material and provides Manufacturers with an environmental friendly solution.
At Tantec we develop both standard and customized Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Systems. Our core competence is treatment of 3D parts and our systems are developed to meet high quality requirements of even and uniform treatment. We advise our customers in choosing the suitable surface treatment system for the product and production line. Tantec A/S is an ISO 9001 Certified supplier.