Overview of plasma treatment for surface bonding of polymers.
A clean surface is the most important step you can do for making a quality bond, in addition to using a quality adhesive. The importance of having a clean surface allows for the adhesives to adhere to the surfaces. Most surfaces are usually covered with dirt, grease, dust, oil, oxide films, and most newly manufactured plastics have mold release agents on them too. All these contaminants on the surface of your material impede the adhesive from sticking to your surface. Many times a poor surface prep is the reason for most bond failures. The best solution for the strongest and long-lasting bond is to apply adhesive to a properly cleaned surface without any contaminants that could hinder the bond. Plasma surface treatments will increase your surface energy and will remove most contaminates with very little or no damage to the material itself. Making your bond strength perform at it's most optimum peak. Please choose your polymer material found on the left side and call us how to plasma treat your material.