Corona Treatment of Cables | CableTEC

Standard and Customised Corona Treaters. The purpose of surface treatment of polymer based materials is to increase surface wettability through electrical discharge. The low surface energy of polymer based substrates often leads to poor adhesion of inks, glues and coatings.

To obtain optimum adhesion, it is necessary to increase the surface energy of the substrate to just above that of the material to be applied. Surface treatment with corona treatment, results in improved surface adhesion properties.

The CableTEC is a unique and cost effective method for modifying polymer cable insulations (PE, PP, and PTFE), resulting in adhesion property optimization of printing inks and coatings onto the cable. The in-line treating system has been specifically designed by Tantec, to facilitate easy installation to new or existing production lines.

A complete system includes; high frequency generator, high voltage transformer, air-cooled electrodes, ozone filter and a customized stand alone or bench-top treating station. CableTEC conforms to CE regulations and carries the CE-marking.


Technial specifications


360° non-contact treatment

Harmless to products

Treatment of standard cable

Diameters from 0.5 – 8 mm. Others upon request

Fully shielded treating station

Complying with CE regulations

Zero-speed control

For automatic start/stop of treatment

Integrated “watt-density” control

Ensures uniform treatment at changing line-speed

High-speed treatment

Up to 600 m/min. depending on insulating material

Available for “hard to treat materials”

Treatment of material such as Teflon and cross linked polymers

Technical Specifications


Mains voltage and frequency

230 VAC 50/60 Hz

Output voltage

2 x 13 Kv/max. 2000 Watt

Power supply

HV-X generator series


Max. 600 m/min

Treatable materials

PP, PE and others

System type

Table top for full integration


Ozone filter system

Regulation compliance

CE – RoHs – WEEE

Tantec expert operating a surface treatment machine

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