Tinsley and Harris used computer-controlled localised plasma treatment with the piezobrush® PZ2-i to selectively modify the chemical behaviour of silicone and PET to produce pneumatic soft actuators.
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Surface energy Determination of surface energy by means of test inks and contact angle measurement, enhancement through plasma treatment Wettability is of major importance for all kinds of surface treatments like printing, varnishing and gluing. It describes the behaviour of liquids on solid surfaces which is dependent on the surface tension of the liquid and […]
Plastics are usually characterized by inert surfaces with surface energies between 20 and 40 mN/m. In order to wet a surface, however, the surface energy of the polymer must exceed the one of the paint or the adhesive. This condition can be achieved through a plasma treatment of the surface and is called “activation“ in plasma technology.
The high temperatures which are reached in most plasma applications make many users wonder about process safety, especially when highly sensitive materials are treated. This article addresses open questions concerning temperature and heat conduction during plasma applications and cites critical examples which substantiate the suitability of plasma for temperature-critical processes.
Our Plasmabrush® system, particularly the PS2000 high voltage unit, supplies meaningful digital process data from which valuable process information can be gained based on our years of expertise. In close collaboration with you, we define the operating points for your production steps and provide a working area designed to achieve the desired results.