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Advanced Engineering 2018

Relyon Plasma Treatment Systems Available from Intertronics

10 May 2016

Intertronics has announced a new sales partnership with plasma treatment company Relyon Plasma, which brings their advanced technology within reach of UK manufacturers.

Intertronics Managing Director, Peter Swanson explained, “Plasma surface treatment can be a very effective way to activate a surface in order to prepare it for bonding or printing, enabling improved wetting and adhesion. We are delighted to add Relyon products and technologies to our portfolio where they augment our offerings in adhesives, protective coatings and the equipment needed to apply them.”

Intertronics says that Relyon plasma surface treatment can improve adhesion and wetting on difficult to bond plastics like polyethylene, polypropylene and other polyolefins. It is both highly efficient and environmentally friendly, does not affect the bulk properties of the treated part and does not mark or discolour the treated surface.

According to Intertronics, plasma treatment offers advantages in industries such as medical devices, automotive, electronics, consumer goods, food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It can be incorporated into production using manual, semi or fully automated equipment. In addition to surface activation, there are potential uses in sterilisation, reduction of volatile organic compounds, improvement of powder wetting and oxide reduction. The technique typically uses atmospheric air, but is capable of using other gases if needed.