Surface energy of solid materials and the need for surface treatment of polymers. It is often necessary to bond plastic materials to metals or other plastic materials, or simply print on a plastic surface. In order to successfully...
Surface treatment of materials with low surface energy is necessary prior to gluing, printing, painting and coating. Plasma and Corona Treatment Technologies improve adhesion and wettability with a modification of the surface structure using high voltage discharge. High voltage is also applied in Leak Detection for improved quality control.
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, 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.
Plasma and Corona treatment systems are used in production in a wide range of industries such as the automotive industry, medical device, electronics, cable and pipe, foam and board, and packaging industries.
The use of Plasma treatment in the automotive industry is growing due to increased use of plastic materials in the production of 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 specific areas - even those difficult to reach.
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 a proven and highly effective tool for improved quality control on processing lines for three dimensional plastic parts and is recommended for the production of medical devices.
Plasma and Corona treatment technologies are cost effective and easily integrated in existing production lines, providing fast treatment time. The technologies do not damage the material and offer Manufacturers an eco-friendly solution.
At Tantec we develop both standard and customised 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 help our customers choose the most suitable surface treatment system for their product and production line. Tantec A/S is an ISO 9001 certified supplier.