Topic: Surface Science
Manufacturers today struggle with intermittent failures around cleaning, coating, welding and bonding operations. These challenges lead to issues with supply chain robustness, warranty risks, damage to brand image, dissatisfied customers, and frustrated employees.
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Manufacturing environments create numerous opportunities for contamination, process variance, and poor performance in surface preparation steps. These risk factors impact bond strength, durability, reliability, and coating success. Knowing what contaminates are threatening composite surfaces and...
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 different from the bulk of...