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 […]
How Plasma & Corona Surface Treatments Enhance the Bonding of Plastics
Commonly used plastic materials such as polypropylene have a very low Surface Energy which essentially makes them non stick in nature. Here at Tantec Uk & Ireland we describe how plasma and corona surface treatments enhance the bonding of plastics.