Plasma & Corona Treatment Blog

Contributors

Alex Kiel

Alex Kiel

Electrical Engineer
3DT LLC, 10 years
BS EE Milwaukee School of Engineering, MSOE

Florian Brehmer

CTO at SOFTAL Corona & Plasma GmbH, Germany, 9 years PhD in Applied Plasma Physics, Tech. University Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Dave Henke

Dave Henke

Associate Electrical Engineer
3DT LLC, 8 years
AAS Electrical Engineer Milwaukee Area Technical College

Guide to Plasma Surface Treatment and Corona Surface Treatment in Medical Device, Pharma, and Labware Manufacturing

Medical practitioners are increasingly utilizing plastics in their devices and instruments due to the material’s versatility, quick processing, light weight, bio-compatibility, sterility and price point. Plasma and corona surface treatment are an ideal fit for medical, pharmaceutical, and labware manufacturing. Once surface treated the value of inexpensive polymer parts greatly increases due to now becoming […]

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How Surface Treatment Functionalizes & Activates Difficult Bonding Surfaces

Many secondary processes prior to decorating and bonding require strong adhesion to be successful. However, certain substrates have insufficient surface energy for creating the required bond strength. To bond these types of challenging materials, surface treatment such as plasma or corona treatment significantly improve adhesion. This article will discuss some of the most common bonding […]

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8 Facts About Plasma Surface Treatment

3DT has manufactured corona and plasma treatment systems for over 30 years. Our solutions enhance the surface characteristics in materials and components, including adhesion, bond strength, cell culture growth, cleanliness, and wettability. We offer a broad range of standard and custom options in our PlasmaDyne Pro series for use in customer facilities that accommodate a […]

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Company Spotlight – SOFTAL

SOFTAL Corona & Plasma GmbH is an industry leader in designing and producing groundbreaking corona and plasma surface treatments for various materials, including plastic film, labels, textiles, paper, panels, metal, and more. Over 60 years of experience have made SOFTAL one of the most important companies in the surface treatment area. As SOFTAL has headquarters […]

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What is a Dyne Level?

A wide variety of industries need to determine the surface energy, and surface adhesion properties of the substrates they work with. Dyne solution and dyne pens determine this information by measuring a material’s wettable or non-wettable properties in dynes/cm. Higher dyne levels mean that a substrate has better wettability, which typically means that laminates, adhesives, […]

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The Basics of Corona Treatment

For more than 30 years, 3DT has been a leader in providing high quality surface treatment solutions, including corona treatment equipment. Our innovative surface treating equipment can handle even the most challenging adhesion problems for a wide range of industries. With custom capabilities and a range of services, we can create systems based on your […]

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