Printing and coating of golf balls is not a simple application, by any means. For one, the round shape itself poses a handling challenge during pre-treatment and printing. For another, the surface is highly structured and water-repellent. And when they are used, golf balls must stand up to very high mechanical stresses. The smallest surface irregularities can impact the ball’s performance and thus the precision of the golfer’s game.
In this application, Openair® plasma can be used to activate the entire surface using rotating jets, which ensures perfect adhesion of coating and printing.
IPCM ( 7/2014)