Topic: Painting & Printing Processes
The factors that have a high impact on the success of adhesion processes are not always what they seem. Over the years, we've discovered that contamination of surfaces that leads to adhesion failure does not always come from the most obvious places.
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Automating the world's most powerful and reliable surface quality inspection technology has opened the doors for exciting collaborations. Our partners at PVA have integrated surface cleanliness measurement via the Surface Analyst XA, before and after using Plasmatreat's atmospheric plasma system,...
Webinar: Uncovering and Controlling Non-obvious Variables in Surface Preparation of Polymers to Maximize Adhesion
Updated April 2023 Preparation of polymers for adhesion includes processes like corona, flame and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedbacks. However, they don’t always translate into reliable manufacturing processes. Failure analysis has...
Updated April 2023 Most polymers contain many non-polymeric components intended to stabilize, toughen, color and lubricate the final product. Certain classes of these additives are capable of migrating to the surface. This additive migration can create a surface that has a composition very...
Watch how flame treatment of polymers affects how ready your polymer surface is for additional processing. When it comes to preparing polymers for painting, printing, coating, sealing or bonding, there's an optimal level of treatment, and the Surface Analyst shows how overtreatment can negatively...
Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...
Updated April 2023 The success of bonding and printing to thermoplastics depends on effective control of a remarkably thin zone on the surface of a polymer.