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 […]

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 […]