What is the best surface treatment for COC & COP Prefilled Syringes?
The medical and pharmaceutical industry has shown an increasing tendency towards using plastic materials Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) and Cyclic Olefin Polymers (COP) in the production of plastic prefilled syringes due to their properties such as high barrier performance. Here at Tantec UK & Ireland we take a look at what is the best surface […]
How much do Plasma and Corona Treatment Systems cost to run?
Plasma and corona systems are usually the green and cost-effective way of pre-treating a surface to improve adhesion. This might be in the medical sector where the safety-critical print is being adhered to a polymer syringe, or automotive where foam or leather is being bonded onto a moulded plastic interior part. In this blog we’ll […]
What surface treatment can I use on plastic pipes?
Plastic pipes are used in a wide variety of applications and across a range of different industries. The three common types, PE, PEX, and PP, share one simple characteristic – low surface energy, making it difficult for inks, coatings, and foams to adhere to the surface. Tantec UK & Ireland’s Corona and Plasma treaters solve […]
How effective is plasma and corona in the cable industry?
Is plasma and corona effective in the cable industry? Whether cabling around your car, oven, home or office, large high-tension cables powering towns and cities, or data cables carrying digital signals around the world; people and machines around the globe are supplied with power and information by billions of cables. They form a worldwide infrastructure […]
How to improve the surface energy of acrylic and polycarbonate sheets
It is often necessary to coat sheets as part of the manufacturing process. In order for liquid adhesives, glues, coatings or inks to adhere to the surface of cast, moulded or extruded plastics we must first modify the surface. The process of increasing surface energy will improve surface wettability, thereby promoting stronger adhesion. Here at […]
Can Corona improve the production process of plastic lenses?
For this month’s blog, we take a look at how Tantec UK & Ireland and their Corona technologies 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 […]
Richards Wilcox Garage Doors benefit from Tantec’s Corona Treatment
For many people, the garage door is the second entrance to the home. Before you can walk through your front door, you park your car in the garage, and that is where the garage door becomes the focus. You, obviously, want it to be functional. And it should fit the overall style of your home. […]
Where is plasma used in medical device manufacture?
Plasma surface treatments are used in some of the world’s most cutting-edge markets. From aerospace to automotive, plasma systems are used across many high-tech applications. None more so than in medical device manufacture. The technology is adaptable for high-volume production, high-performance and cost sensitive manufacturers. Tantec’s surface treatment systems are trusted by major manufacturers across […]
LeakTEC detects micro pinholes in medical equipment
MGS Manufacturing is a long-time customer of Tantec’s. Throughout the years, many Tantec systems have been deployed for MGS customers as part of four unique medical applications. MGS uses Tantec’s LeakTEC tools for leak testing and to identify any micro-holes in the products they produce. We recently had a talk with Shawn Krenke, CTO and Senior […]
The benefits of using plasma over primers and chemical treatments
Here at Tantec UK & Ireland, we ask, What are the benefits of using plasma over primers and chemical treatments? Plasma is a highly-popular form of surface treatment used to activate and clean. It is commonly used to treat a variety of materials including plastics, metals and glass. It provides stronger, more repeatable bonding, giving […]