Free Webinar on Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

Feb 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Did you know?

From basic polyolefins to high performance engineered plastics, adhesion issues emerge and must be overcome if the integrity of interfacial adhesions with plastic parts are to be realized. “Leveraging Atmospheric Plasma Surface Activation Systems” explores the most advanced atmospheric plasma-based technologies available to meet the challenges of these plastics, as well as those challenges posed by composite and dissimilar materials.

Many experiments have been performed globally to investigate ways of improving adhesion to structural polymers. Three dimensional medical and electronic parts are comprised of polyolefins and have low levels of polar functional groups on the surface, poor wettability and adhesion properties. This makes it exceedingly difficult to apply other functional layers such as dyes, inks, adhesives and coatings. To enhance surface polarity, surface treatments such as air plasma, flame plasma and variable chemistry plasma can be applied to improve wettability and adhesion.

This presentation discusses specific types of polymers and adhesives and addresses the principles of surface plasma treatment devices and their benefits in promoting the joining and adhesion of these structures. An experimental design and key results will be shared, as well as specific solution propositions for enhancing structural plastic adhesions.

Thu Mar 5, 2009, 2:00 PM, USA Eastern
What attendees will learn:
Attendees will learn about the functional design and benefits of atmospheric-based plasma discharge technologies, the critical parameters determined by surface tension, and they will recognizeadhesion impediments of structural plastics and how to overcome them.
Who will benefit:
This presentation is designed for manufacturers of plastic-based products. It is targeted to engineers, scientists, and managers responsible for specifying, selecting, and using tools such as surface pretreatment systems for the promotion of adhesion. The presentation should also benefit technical sales, and procurement and service personnel concerned with these systems and their use in the assembly of products.
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