Field Applications

Plasma & Flame Treating Improve Ink Jet Printing Adhesion

Feb 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Printing

Did you know it’s possible ink jet print on all types of plastic surfaces? Ink jet is popular because it is a digital technology that offers many production advantages. However in some cases surfaces are not receptive to ink adhesion. This is because of low surface energy and surface contamination. To improve surface adhesion companies […]


Ink adhesion for wire and cable jacket marking

Jan 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Field Applications, Wire and Tubing

Creating indelible markings on wires and cables for military, aerospace, automotive, telecom and datacom applications can be a challenge for many manufacturers. Certainly highly aggressive solvent inks can be used to mark wire and cable, however there is a growing interest to develop greener technologies that can provide additional economic and production benefits. Many companies have […]


Robotic Flame Treatment Video for Automotive Plastics

Apr 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Automotive, Field Applications

Flame plasma systems are often integrated with robotics for precise treatment patterns.  With a multi-axis robot treatment paths can be designed to meet a wide range of requirements for a variety of parts. A new video shows how flame treatment is used to treat an automobile dashboard made of EVA. Parts are scanned by the operator, […]


Folder Gluer Adhesion for Folding Cartons

Mar 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Converting, Field Applications

Using plasma treatment to improve the adhesive bond strength of folding cartons produces remarkable results. Converters who integrate this technology into their lines have seen improvements in both hot-melt and cold-glue adhesive performance. The improved performance often leads to improved production speeds and additional cost savings including the ability to use less expensive adhesives and […]


Silicone adhesion on photovolatic modules

Mar 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Automotive, Field Applications, Solar

The solar industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the converting industry. As companies work to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of photovoltaic modules they are encountering the need to join surfaces of different materials. Atmospheric plasma is a viable solution for many of these adhesion challenges as it is easily […]


Printex Pad Printer with Plasma Treatment

Mar 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Field Applications, Medical

Printex is a leading manufacturer of pad printing equipment for a range of industries including the medical device field. Quite often their customers need to print on surfaces that have inherently low surface energy. To make inks bond with these surfaces Printex will either integrate a plasma treatment system into their pad printer or they’ll reccommend […]


Plasma treatment improves silicone adhesive performance

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Automotive, Field Applications

Hella Australia Pty Ltd specializes in automotive lighting equipment and accessories for the most sophisticated new cars in the world. When they needed to improve silicone adhesive adhesion for a Toyota Camry headlamp assembly they found an atmospheric plasma treatment system solved the problem. The challenge was to improve adhesion on a glue track for a polypropylene headlamp. High temperature […]


Plasma Treatment for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufacturing

Feb 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Field Applications, Solar

The future of economical thin film solar cell manufacturing is dependent on new in-line process technology for high speed continuous production. One such revolutionary technology is atmospheric plasma surface pretreatment. Plasma Treatment offers unique economies for in-line production. Traditionally only vacuum plasma surface modification technology has been used in photovoltaic cell manufacturing. Vacuum plasma is […]


Optimizing Adhesion to Automotive Plastics

Dec 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Automotive, Field Applications

Surface Modification Techniques for Optimizing Adhesion to Automotive Plastics examines the benefits of using surface treatment technology on low polarity plastics commonly used in the automotive industry.


Plasma Treating for Energy Curing Inks

Dec 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Field Applications, Plastics

Energy curing technologies have evolved from infancy in the 1960s and have been in a maturing phase since the 1990s. Improvements in raw materials and a better understanding of the energy curing process made a substantial impact on ink-performance characteristics and have led to increasing acceptance of the technology among printers.