Can Corona improve the production process of plastic lenses?

Plastic contact 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

Richards Wilcox Garage Doors Corona

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. […]

How is corona effective in the treatment of glass sheets?

It is often necessary to coat glass sheets as part of the manufacturing process. For liquid adhesives, glues, coatings or inks to adhere to the surface of molded or extruded plastics, increasing surface energy will improve surface wettability, thereby promoting stronger adhesion. In our latest blog, we take a look at how corona is effective […]

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

LeakTEC Leak Detection

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 […]

Corona surface treatment replaces chemical treatment of sprayers

Corona surface treatment are replacing chemical treatment of sprayers. Safe Reflector is one of the largest manufacturers of light-reflecting products and sprayers in Northern Europe. Safe Reflector offers a wide range of pocket sprayers. Their selection of sanitizer sprayers includes hand sprays and sun care, amongst others. But during the production of thousands of sprayers […]

Where is plasma used in the automotive industry?

Manufacturers across the globe are looking for innovative methods to improve the quality of their product offerings and to give customers exactly what they are looking for. Not least in the automotive industry where they are incorporating different manufacturing techniques to get the best product offerings. Since 2013, the UK automotive industry has been on […]

In-line treatment of Automotive Sealing Products

Automotive Sealing Products

Top quality adhesion of printing inks, adhesives or coatings on polymer  materials, such as PE, PP, PS, EPDM-rubber and other substrates, is a  common requirement throughout the plastic and rubber processing industry. Tantec takes a look into automotive sealing products. All polymer materials exhibit by nature a low surface energy, resulting in poor adhesion and wetting […]

What is surface energy?

Surface Energy is the relative measurement of energy found at the surface (surprisingly) of a solid (it is usually only used to describe solids – Surface Tension is most commonly used for the same phenomenon of liquids). Whilst the atoms in the ‘bulk’ of the material are relatively stable, with a balanced set of bonds […]