A new universal atmospheric plasma treater from Enercon Industries, Menomonee Falls, Wis., enables hand-held surface treatment of a wide variety of materials and applications. The Dyne-A-Grip IT cleans, etches, and functionalizes surfaces to enable inks, adhesives, paints, and other coatings to adhere to the treated surface The product, introduced at NPE2012 last month, is designed for lab environments, feasibility studies, and light production. It generates gentler and lower-temperature plasma than comparable production-grade units, which makes it suitable for delicate surfaces of plastics, rubber, silicone, and other materials.
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Industry outlook, Trump’s impact on trade, NPE 2018 progress update, the West region’s import on plastics and the association’s rebranding discussed.