New plasma treater cleans, etches and functionalizes surfaces

Enercon plasma surface treaterNew plasma-based surface treatment technology from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) features a Multiport design that cleans, etches and functionalizes surfaces to improve adhesion of inks, paints, coatings and adhesives. The system was featured at the Enercon booth at NPE2018 in Orlando, FL.

The equipment is part of Enercon’s family of Blown-ion Plasma surface treaters, which bombard a material’s surface with a high-speed discharge of ions. Positive ion bombardment facilitates a micro-etching or scrubbing (ablation) effect, which can remove organic and inorganic contaminants from the surface of an object. 

“This is a major step forward in bringing the benefits of blown-ion technology to applications that require wider treatment than [can be achieved with] traditional plasma systems,” said VP of Sales Ryan Schuelke. The technology is effective on all types of plastics and metals and is designed for high-speed applications where surface pretreatment is required to promote adhesion.

Enercon’s Blown-ion Plasma technology is often used to replace expensive and hazardous primers as well as inefficient mechanical and manual surface preparation techniques, said the company.