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 […]
How is Corona effective in the treatment of foam and boards?
Printing on to foam boards or solid sheets is commonplace for signs, building supplies and general manufacturing around the UK and Ireland. Here at Tantec UK & Ireland take a look at how Corona is effective in the treatment of foam and boards. These boards are often made from PVC, polyurethane or other polymers that […]
Ebble Group move into new premises
At the start of 2023, Ebble Group, which consists of Tantec-UK and Ebble Manufacturing, have moved in to their new facility as they plan for growth and further support for new and old customers alike. “We’ve had a plan since starting the business to be both the key supplier of plasma and corona treatment equipment. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Why do medical device manufacturers use plasma and corona treatment?
For over 70 years, plasma and corona surface treatment systems have played an increasingly critical role in the manufacture of high-quality products within various high-technology industries around the world – none more so than the medical device sector.
5 Reasons to Choose Plasma Surface Treatment
Plasma surface treatment is just one of many different surface treatment solutions available to prepare or optimise substrates for bonding, printing or coating. Here at Tantec UK & Ireland we give our top 5 reasons to choose plasma over alternative processes: 1. Plasma Surface Treatment is a high-performance process Plasma surface treatment can offer greater […]