Service Spotlight: Surface Pretreatment

TouchMark has developed a unique solution using plasma gasses that temporarily increases the surface energy of plastic substrates with low surface energy. This process promotes permanent ink adhesion to difficult-to-print substrates.

Plastics adhesion problems are widespread throughout the medical and electronic device industries. A major contributing factor to these problems is that many plastics have chemically inert and nonporous surfaces with low surface tensions. Which means, most plastics are hydrophobic and are not naturally wettable.

These properties are good for the design engineer, but often result in secondary assembly and decorating issues in the areas of bonding, printing, coating and painting.

TouchMarks surface pretreatment services will solve the adhesion problems of today's high-performance engineering resins.

For more information, contact a TouchMark representative.