Plasma Surface Treatment allows cable and piping manufacturers to improve the adhesion on difficult to adhere materials.
PE, PP, PEX are polymers that cause causes when printing on.
Pipe manufacturers in the gas and water industry often require surface treatment to ensure that their markings stay on their product when ink abrasion occurs due to handling in installation.
Materials like LSZH widely used in the fibre optic industry contain additives that cause a high level of surface contamination.
That along with minimal surface roughness and inherent low surface energy leads to a surface that cause poor ink adhesion.
Plasma Surface treatment improves ink adhesion by cleaning, etching and functionalising the material.
There are a host of surface treating technologiesavailable, but ultimately your applicationwill determine which technology is best.
Learn how the ink experts at Gem Gravure and the surface treating pros of Enercon are teaming up to help wire & cable companies break down adhesion barriers and improve printing operations. Our expert panel provide industry insight: Benefits [...]
Nexans is the one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. They needed to improve ink jet print durability on their polyethylene jacketed wire. Read how they found a solution with Plasma surface treatment.