Energizing Low-Surface Energy Plastics

Sprovieri, John
February 2009
Assembly;Feb2009, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p40
The article focuses on the need for engineers to increase surface energy through plasma treatment in order to bond polypropylene and other resistant plastics. Plasma is said to enhance the bondability of metals, glass and ceramics. It explains that plasma treatment helps eliminate grease and other organic contaminants that prohibit adhesion. Also noted is the advantage of plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure to assembly line production.


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