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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
What is Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Technology?
Plasma and Corona Treatments change the very top surface of a material, introducing the right chemistry, perfect for improving adhesion of tapes, glue, printing inks and other processes such as wetting of liquids.
What are the advantages of Surface Treatment?
What are the advantages of surface treatment? We’re not being biased when we say there are actually quite a few. Enough, in fact, for the global surface treatment market to increase in value to an astounding $19bn by 2027; a rapid rise from the $12.76bn market value set in 2019. More and more manufacturers are […]
What is Plasma Cleaning?
Surface treatments are an essential part of many manufacturing processes. A large number of products made by industries around the world often bond different materials together, such as metal to plastic. Alternatively, others require long-lasting, high-quality printing on a plastic surface. In order to achieve this, the materials used often need to be contaminant-free to […]
White Paper – PP Plasma Treatment with SikaForce 803
Tantec UK’s experts recently undertook an experiment to achieve Polypropylene (PP) bonding using Polyurethane Adhesive SikaForce 803 with different atmospheric plasma treatment settings.