Plasma Treatment for improved adhesion and surface cleaning
Surface treatment with Plasma treatment technology offers innovative solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.
Component preparation is an important step prior to bonding, painting, varnishing and coating processes. Plasma treatment provides an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing. Plasma surface treatment improves wettability and adhesion of ink, glues and coatings on many different surfaces.
See our ProfileTec treater - for treating EPDM profiles - in action:
If you need to understand the technology behind the surface treatment technology, we advice you take a look at our article about: Surface treatment and how it works.
Our Plasma Treatment equipment and products are cost-effective
Plasma treatment provides surface treatment and an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of complex surfaces before further processing. This is especially true for profiles with complex surfaces, that cannot be treated using regular corona treatment mechanisms.
Our plasma surface treatment equipment is used for long-term adhesive bonding of plastics and metals, and we have many customizable solutions suiting your company and your products.
Plasma treatment is used in almost all industrial manufacturing processes, and we have more than 40 years of experience in delivering the right equipment for surface treating any material.
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We offer different types of Plasma Treatment systems and Plasma treaters:
• PlasmaTEC-X - Atmospheric Plasma Generator
• VacuTEC - Vacuum Plasma Treater
• VacuLAB - Unit for Lab Testing and Minor Production
• RotoVAC - Plasma treatment of plastic parts
• ProfileTEC - Plasma Treatment of Profiles
• SpinTEC - Atmospheric Plasma Treater
• VacuLINE - Vacuum Plasma Treater
• DyneTEC - Measuring Surface Energy
• VacuTEC-2020 - Vacuum Plasma Treater
Use Tantec Plasma Treatment products prior to any coating, printing or adhesion
On an industrial level, plasma treatments are used for treating surfaces of various materials prior to any coating, printing or adhesion. Therefore, it can also be referred to as a kind of pretreatment of surfaces. Plasma treatment removes any foreign contaminants present on the surface of a material making it suitable for further processing. Materials like plastics are prone to lose any type of printing or coating done on their surfaces because of their glossy texture, unless treated. Plastics are made up of polypropylene and are homopolar which means that they do not bond that easily.
Applying plasma treatment on such plastic surfaces can result in an effective pretreatment of surface activation before any gluing, printing or lacquering can take place. Similarly, materials like ceramics and glass can also be treated with plasma. Usually, industrial oxygen is used in plasma treatment as a process gas, hence the title: oxygen plasma. However, atmospheric air is also referred to as atmospheric plasma. Depending on the type of material that is to be treated with plasma, effects can remain prominent for just a few minutes or even months.
Corona Treatment | Optimize adhesion properties
Corona treatment is a surface modification technique that uses a corona discharge to impart changes in the properties of a surface. Treating the surface a material/an object with Corona Treatment will ensure bonding with printing inks, coatings, and adhesives.
The purpose of corona treatment is to optimise the adhesion properties on polymer-based materials. The low surface energy of polymer-based substrates often leads to poor adhesion of inks, glues and coatings which by nature present significantly high surface energies. Corona treatment is a widely used surface treatment method in the plastic film, extrusion, automotive and medical industries.
To obtain optimum adhesion, it is crucial that the surface energy of the substrate is equal or higher than the surface energy of the material to be applied to the polymer.
Understanding more of the technology
To understand our corona treatment technology further you can also read the article: What Corona Treatment is, and how it works! Below you will find a list of our different Corona Treaters. We recommend, that you read our knowledgebase article about: "The basics of corona treatment" if you want to learn more about the corona technology. You are also welcome to ask a questionor get a quote.
Tantec offers customised corona treaters and corona treatment systems for end-users and OEM’s, as well as multiple standard corona treatment systems for industrial applications.
Corona Treatment equipment and systems
• RotoTEC-X - Corona Treatment of 3-dimensional plastic products
• SyrinTEC - Corona Treatment of Syringes
• PipeTEC - Inside Treatment of Pipes
• CableTEC - Corona Treaters
• SpotTEC - A High Frequency Corona System
• FoamTEC - Corona Treatment of Foam and Board
• NeedleTEC - Corona Treatment for plastic needles hubs
• MonTEC - Corona Performance Monitoring System
• Corona Power supply - HV-X Generator Series
Leak detection is very useful, when it comes to detecting a crack or pin hole in a plastic material, which would otherwise pass unnoticed.
Please see our LeakTEC machine for further information:
LeakTEC - Leak detection