Plasma & Corona Treatment Blog

Contributors

Alex Kiel

Alex Kiel

Electrical Engineer at 3DT LLC, 9 years BS EE Milwaukee School of Engineering, MSOE

Florian Brehmer

Florian Brehmer

CTO at SOFTAL Corona & Plasma GmbH, Germany, 8 years PhD in Applied Plasma Physics, Tech. University Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Gary Kohlnhofer

Gary Kohlnhofer

Sales Engineer 3DT LLC, 15 years BS ECE University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dave Henke

Dave Henke

Electrical Engineering Technician
3DT LLC, 7 years
AAS Electrical Engineer Milwaukee Area Technical College

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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Corona vs. Plasma Treatment

For more than 30 years, 3DT LLC has been a leading provider of specialized corona and plasma surface treatments for customers around the world. Our state-of-the-art systems can be used as stand-alone stations, incorporated into new and existing production processes, or integrated into fully or semi-automated production lines. With 3DT’s 2- and 3- dimensional treating […]

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3DT Adds Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus to Options

3DT now offers Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus 7 HMI with MicroLogix 1400 PLC as a standard operator console in many of our systems.  While we still offer Maple Systems’ HMI in many products in 3DT’s line, the PanelView Plus 7 goes a step further in enhancing the user interface.  It is built with an aluminum housing, giving […]

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What is the process for purchasing a surface treatment system from 3DT?

The Purchasing Process Involves Strong Communication, Teamwork and Creativity By Gary Kohlnhofer & Nick Anton 3DT strives to find a highly effective and dependable solution for every client’s unique surface treatment application and adhesion challenge. Whether that solution lies in our line of standard products or engineered through our application development process, we utilize a […]

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Reviewing Surface Treatments: Decorating, Printing and Bonding on Plastic IS Possible

This plastic bottle has been plasma-treated in the center only. Note how the ink bonds to the surface where treated but beads up where the bottle was not treated. From Plastics Decorating Magazine’s Enews July 2020 By Gary Kohlnhofer, Senior Sales Engineer, 3DT LLC Polymers have many useful properties, making them the material of choice. […]

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Finding the Sweet Spot and the Right Corona Treater for Polypropylene

Corona treating is an efficient and cost-effective way of raising the wettability, bonding-properties, and surface tension of polypropylene products. Corona treatment can effectively improve bonding on a wide range of materials that show poor or no adhesion to media such as printing inks, paints, coating, and adhesives. Because of corona treatment’s flexible nature, it can […]

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