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 affect the surface.
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The success of bonding and printing to thermoplastics depends on effective control of a remarkably thin zone on the surface of a polymer. Seemingly subtle changes in processing or composition can result in dramatic changes in the surface properties that control adhesion and product quality. This webinar discusses the fundamentals of adhesion and relates this to surface engineering of thermoplastics via techniques such as flame, corona, and plasma treatment. The effects of surface active additives are presented along with techniques for detecting their presence and understanding their effects on adhesion. Practical strategies for process development and process control are presented in a way that provides participants with useful tools for improving product quality and consistency
- The nature of thermoplastics and why understanding and controlling the surface is important for bonding.
- The fundamentals of adhesion on polymers and how to optimize flame, corona, and plasma treatments.
- Detecting contaminants on the surface that could be detrimental to adhesion.
- Useful strategies for process development and process control to improve product quality and consistency.