Before plasma treatment: surface energy measurement

Every material surface has a unique surface energy that plays a critical role in further processing. This, and the associated wettability of a surface, has a major impact on the adhesion of liquids to the surface, such as adhesives or printing inks.

Techniques such as contact angle measurement allow specific conclusions to be drawn about the wettability of material surfaces. Pretreatment of most surfaces before bonding with other materials is therefore often essential, as most plastics, for example, have a surface that is difficult to wet - the proportion of non-polar moieties in the plastic is very high.

In many industries, the pretreatment of surfaces for subsequent processes such as bonding, printing, painting, sealing or coating is critical to success. With our plasma pretreatment, surface energy, and stress analysis companies can improve product quality, optimize manufacturing processes, as well as utilize and bond new materials.

Learn more about the many capabilities of our surface characterization services.

Services for Surface Determination

Test Inks

Suitable for all kinds of materials, such as plastic, glass, or recycled materials, our Plasmatreat Test Inks are a simple way to determine the surface energy. By examining test results, a deeper understanding of the surface energy's impact on adhesive strength can be gained, which can help to optimize processes which are related to surface treatments.

 

Test Inks

AntiCorr® Test Fluids

Our AntiCorr® Test Fluids offer a rapid and reliable indication of a coating's success against corrosion. It involves the application of copper sulphate as well as a highly acidic and corrosive liquid. After applying the fluids, visible results emerge wthin seconds and a conclusion can be drawn if the coating against corrosion was successfull.

 

AntiCorr® Test Fluids

Contact Angle Measurement

The MSA - Mobile Surface Analyzer measures wettability by means of the surface free energy automatically and extremely fast. It is a powerful instrument for quality control of pretreated, coated, or cleaned surfaces.

 

Contact Angle Measurement

Interested in ordering Test Inks or AntiCorr® Test Fluids?

Test Ink Online Order

Our Test Inks come in three different versions - ethanol, formamide and methanol -, different sizes and can be bought in sets.

AntiCorr® Test Fluids Online Order

Single bottles as well as up to a set of five bottles of our AntiCorr® Test Fluids can be bought. The five fluids contain different compositions of the ingredients.