Surface modification offers engineers a wealth of potential innovation when utilised within R&D. Plasma widens the choice of new development materials available without compromising performance. Utilising Plasma within R&D means that materials that are not traditionally possible to bond to can be considered as a viable alternative to their higher cost easy to bond to counterparts. Plasma Treatment also eliminates the need for harsh solvent based pre-treatments.
In the past, materials that are easily damaged upon contact with heat, such as glass filled polypropylene, were not able to be treated without being damaged. Alternative methods available for surface modification such as flame torch treatment are known to damage composite materials. The exposure, no matter how short, to such a high temperature causes damage to the resin and causes glass fibres to grin through the surface. Once the treated material’s surface begins to grin, the strength of bond that can be achieved after treatment is severely weakened. Plasma treating is a relatively cold process and ensures that there is no damage to composite materials and glass fibres will not grin in any way ensuring a strong bond can be achieved.
Dyne Technology offer research and design consultation at their state of the art laboratory located in Lichfield, the heart of the Midlands. Easily accessible within modern, well equipped facilities, take advantage of the Dyne Technology team’s practical industry experience with knowledge and expertise that surpasses industry standards. With technical and commercial confidentiality and access to a novel technology, together we can perform the research and design that has allowed many of our customers to leapfrog their competitors. If you’d like to find out more, call us on +44(0) 1543 411 460 or email email@example.com.
Surface Measurement Equipment Available from Dyne Testing: