Tantec LeakTEC solution is vital for diagnosis

Leak detection is vital for multi well plates for use in diagnostic systems. Tantec has just delivered a LeakTEC system to a manufacturer of diagnostic systems for analysis of diseases, including Covid-19. The leak detection systems purpose is to detect unwanted holes in the multi well plates. Without this type of detection even a small hole can have serious consequences to the integrity and reliability of the tests. Leaking also results in machine down time for cleaning to ensure a sterile environment is maintained.

Tantec’s LeakTEC can detect pin holes smaller than 3 microns (0,003 mm). This is achieved by introducing an electrical potential between a detecting electrode and an electrical ground. The electrical ground can be made of a metal jig or mandrel holding the part, while the plastic part itself acts as the insulator. This detection takes place in milliseconds. In the event of detecting a crack or pin hole in the plastic material, an electrical contact is established between electrode and ground. When this occurs the Tantec system sends a signal to the PLC or operator that a bad part is present.

The most common applications the Tantec leak detect systems are used for are molded and welded joints in medical devices. Parts like medical tubes, containers, pipettes, cannulas and extruded film for medical bags etc.

Tantec has over 40 years of experience in leak detection. Tantec’s ability to meet the many demands for leak detection of medical products is why the Tantec LeakTEC system is the preferred method used by medical device manufacturers.

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Plastic Card Printing Quality Improves with Plasma Treatment

If you’re having problems printing on various plastic cards, like business cards, library cards, loyalty cards or any other type of cards for that matter, it’s because they are made with polymers that are essentially non-stick. We are working towards discovering why it can be so tough to get good print adhesion and more importantly how the issue can be resolved in an effective and efficient way.

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Corona Treatment of Glass Sheets Prior to Coating Application

Tantec’s SheetTEC unit is a standalone and inline surface activation method used by many of the leading producers and manufacturers of glass within EU and the United States. This method is applied when manufacturers want to achieve improved bond strength with the glass sheets, prior to the coating process.

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Surface treatment of plastic pipes – inside and out

Plastic piping is used in a wide variety of applications and across a range of different industries. The three main types, PE, PEX, and PP, share one basic characteristic – low surface energy. This makes it difficult for inks, coatings and foams to adhere to the surface. Tantec Corona treaters solve these problems by increasng surface energy and improving adhesion.

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Improved adhesion for one of the largest manufacturers of ski bindings

The French ski binding manufacturer Look is one of the most famous and respected brands within the ski genre. Look’s bindings represent the perfect combination of security and performance and are behind some of the most optimal solutions on the market. The ski binding specialist based in Nevers, is one of the largest manufacturers of high-performance bindings in the world.

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Corona Can Improve the Production Process of Plastic Lenses

Plastic materials for ophthalmic lenses have seen continual developments, and for this reason, have gradually replaced glass materials. Today, most corrective lenses are made of thermoplastic and thermosetting resins. The success of plastic lenses is growing even more due to technical breakthroughs enabling lenses to be thinner and lighter, and a greatly increase of their impact resistance by using sophisticated treatment and coating methods.

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In-line treatment of Automotive Sealing Products

Top quality adhesion of printing inks, adhesives or coatings on polymer materials, such as PE, PP, PS, EPDM-rubber and other substrates, is a common requirement throughout the plastic and rubber processing industry. All polymer materials exhibit by nature a low surface energy, resulting poor adhesion and wetting properties. To cope with such difficulties Tantec offers customized and standard units with integrated corona systems.

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Surface Treatment with Ozone

Tantec has developed their OzoneTEC System to treat the inside of products such as surfboards, coolers, ice boxes, jacket pipes, small boats etc. – products that consist of fiberglass on the outside and foam on the inside – also called sandwich construction.

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Standard SheetTEC Corona Treater

Tantec has developed a standard corona system known as SheetTEC, for surface treatment of sheets. 

The Standard SheetTEC allows for treatment of sheets up to 370x370mm in size with a thickness of up to 10mm. Treatment times are normally 2-5 seconds, and total cycle time will be around 20 seconds.

You can read more about SheetTEC here

Customized Leak Detection System for the Medical Industry

Tantec recently delivered a LeakTEC system to a large medical device manufacturer. The Tantec LeakTEC system we able to meet the customers high expectations and system requirements. Tantec’s quality and ability to meet these system requirements lead to Tantec being selected as the supplier.

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PlasmaTEC-X, outclassing all other products in the market!

We are very proud to present our new product – the PlasmaTEC-X. Tantec has been a world leadning producer of plasma treaters for many years. We continue to be innovative and strive to uphold our position as a deliverer of high quality surface treatment equipment, and the plasmaTEC-X, is yet a testament to that dedication.

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Fully automatic leak detection system from Tantec makes a big difference for a customer

This customer required high speed leak detection of a small plastic medical component. The client historically uses a pressure test to check for holes in the plastic injection molding. However, this solution was not quick enough for the project. “Tantec’s LeakTEC-system was not only quick enough but also offered vastly improved hole detection of a size that has never been possible before”, said DB-Automation’s Operations Director Nick Parker.

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Surface treatment for Aviation and Aerospace industries

Tantec has just delivered a VacuTEC to one of the world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft parts, meticulously tested with competitors and then with Tantec equipment.

Thankfully, to meet the high demands that are being made to manufacturers of aircraft parts, their search ended with a Tantec VacuTEC.

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Corona Treatment of Glass Sheets

It is often necessary to coat glass sheets as part of the manufacturing process. In order for liquid adhesives, glues, coatings or inks to adhere to the surface of moulded or extruded plastics, the process of increasing surface energy will improve surface wettability, thereby promoting stronger adhesion.

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Partial treatment of panels for improvement of adhesion

Surface treatment with plasma technology is an innovative and cost-effective solution to the challenges of adhesion in many industries. Plasma surface treatment is a reliable and environmentally friendly method for pretreatment before bonding, printing, painting and other forms of surface treatment.

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  • Tantec surface treaters are sold worldwide to end-users and OEM’s through our own branch offices and more than 30 partners worldwide.

  • Leading manufacturer of standard and customized Plasma and Corona systems for surface treatment of plastics and metals to enhance adhesion properties.

  • The Tantec Group is an innovative organization with a high level of know-how, continuously developing new Plasma and Corona equipment to help solving adhesion problems, and to meet high customer demands.