A new surface treater combines atmospheric plasma and CO2 cleaning to improve adhesion to plastics.

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A new surface treater combines atmospheric plasma and CO2 cleaning to improve adhesion to plastics. Dyne-A-Mite IT CO2 Plasma from Enercon Industries Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., reportedly can remove submicron particulates and hydrocarbon-based contamination from plastics and metals. The combination of gas and/or liquid CO2 with atmospheric plasma ion bombardment is said to signifi cantly increase the surface tension of substrates compared with dry-ice "snow" cleaning processes alone. Bonding strength of adhesives is said to be vastly improved. "We have found that by adding CO2 to our traditional atmospheric plasma system, the carbon molecules actually enhance the cleaning and bonding of many different materials," says product manager Tim Nimmer. Tel: (262) 255-6070 . www.enerconind.com

Enercon Industries Corp.
W140 N9572 Fountain Blvd. P.O. Box 773
Menomonee Falls, WI 53052-0773
Phone (262) 255-6070 Fax (262) 255-7784