Implementing Atmospheric Plasma Treaters to Improve Bond Strength and Productivity
In-line atmospheric plasma surface treaters are being used to improve adhesion of inks, coatings, and adhesives on a wide variety of plastics, composites, glass and metals. These systems clean, micro-etch and functionalize surfaces to increase free surface energy and promote adhesion. This paper will present lab data comparing the effectiveness of blown arc plasma, blown ion plasma, and flame surface treatment technologies on a variety of substrates. Specific industry applications will be reviewed where bonding and decorating were improved with plasma treating technologies.
Author: Mark Plantier
Conference: SAMPE Seattle 2017