The Plasma3 surface treater ensures long-lasting dyne levels for customers’ converting needs. It has been successful in helping Victrex produce Aptiv films using its PEEK resin in a new proprietary extrusion operation. The atmospheric treater generates an ion discharge to the material’s surface that is 100% denser than flame treatment. These films used to be corona treated, but ink and coating adhesion was difficult because the material is chemically resistant. Plasma treating helps these films maintain the resin’s barrier properties, as well as high heat resistance, low moisture absorption, environmental friendliness and high strength and toughness.
Plasma treatment ensures dyne levels
November 1, 2008