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BTG Labs excitedly anticipates Plasmatreat’s Open House and Surface TechDays. Held March 30 & 31 in Hayward, California. The 2-day event brings together leaders in the industries of electronics, automotive, and medical device. The Open House will showcase Plasmatreat’s new R&D Center and Plasma Laboratories.
The Surface TechDays will include technical talks and demonstrations of the latest in surface treatment advances. BTG Labs, along with other Plasmatreat partners will present on technical surface topics.
BTG Labs’ President Tom McLean will present on the “Four Critical Control Points for Managing Surface Performance.” Tom McLean will discuss the Surface Analyst™ and its use to verify plasma treatment and its ability optimize the plasma treatment process.
Please confirm your attendance no later than March 24th, 2017 to:
email@example.com or call (855) 4TH-STATE or (855) 484-7828.
Ask for Melissa.
Open House, Demonstrations & Technical Presentations
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, March 31, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Plasmatreat USA, Inc.
30695 Huntwood Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
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Smarter Surface Processes
For over a decade, manufacturers and suppliers have spoken the language of dyne when dealing with surface preparation and treatment verification. Because the process of dyne analysis requires users to interpret the way the ink spreads on a surface, it is highly subjective, making the language of dyne precarious. Even so, what could read as a 42 to one user, could mean a 45 or even a 39 to another user. The varying measurement from one user to another is problematic for data collection and analysis. And, training a user is often very time consuming. Another threat to dyne’s accuracy is the fact that when a dyne pen is applied to a surface, the pen tip itself absorbs any contaminants on the test surface and spreads it to other surfaces, thus rendering the ink even more inaccurate over time.
The Language of the Surface Analyst
Conversely, the Surface Analyst is non-subjective and produces a quantifiable measurement in the form of a water contact angle. Unlike dyne, the Surface Analyst is fast, easy, accurate, and non-destructive using only highly purified water to take measurements. Therefore, the Surface Analyst can take measurements on almost any surface.
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