Application Highlight: plasma treatment to improve paint/print adhesion

Plasma Treatment Prior to Printing/Painting

Plasma treatment of polymer and composite materials, which are widely used in automotive and aerospace industries, produce superior paint finishes and significant improvement in paint adhesion.

Available treatments can be applied in both batch-plasma and atmospheric in-line plasma cases and often remove the need for tedious mechanical abrasion and other preparations. We have delivered many plasma solutions to improve paint adhesion from small bench-top units to very fast cycle industrial scale paint plant solutions. We also offer a wide range of surface test methods for comparison of pre- and post-plasma treated parts.

Grid cut test

These two examples of Grid test cut methods below; (DIN EN ISO 2409) clearly demonstrate the enhanced bonding of paint (right image) on plasma activated surfaces after treatment.

                                  Untreated surface                                                                    Plasma treated surface

Grid cut test of a plastic spray painted sample prior to plasma treatmentGrid cut test of a plastic spray painted sample after plasma treatment - displaying improved paint adhesion

applications

  • Atmospheric Plasma Treatment to improve ink adhesion
  • Effective treatment of a wide range of engineering plastics
  • Treatment of complex 3D objects
  • Typically 2-fold to 10-fold improvement in peel-strength
  • Localised plasma treatment without masking replaces surface abrasion pre-treatments

For more information regarding plasma technology contact us today.

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Happy Birthday to…..US!

Celebrating 10 Years: 2009-2019.

2019 marks our 10th Anniversary and it’s amazing how quickly the years have flown by, from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most respected and trusted suppliers of Plasma and Surface Science equipment both in the UK and internationally.

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In the past ten years we have outgrown our business premises no fewer than three times and are now settled within the Manor Park Science and Technology hub, close to Sci Tech Daresbury, a national science and innovation campus.

After forming at the beginning of a recession we have been able to achieve year on year growth for every year in which we have been in business. We now export to every continent and last year we supplied and installed some of the most advanced Surface Science and Materials Growth research systems to several of the UK’s most prestigious Universities.

We continue to invest more in research and development than ever before. This, along with our exceptionally talented and dedicated staff, has been key in our continued success story and one of the reasons that our customers continue to place their trust in us, something for which we are always grateful.

“We would like to thank our friends, customers, colleagues and everyone that we have worked with for helping us to achieve our goals over the past decade. We never take anyone or anything for granted and we appreciate each and every organisation and individual who chooses to work with us. We look forward to continuing to serve you all for the next ten years!”

Terry Whitmore, MD

 

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