Surface treatment solutions for
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
Original Equipment Manufacturers offer complete installations that consist of a number of individual components. OEMs offer complete installations to end users and stand for functionality and quality with their own good name. Whenever a corona system is part of a complete installation, the challenge is simple: It has to perform. The phrase “Install and Forget” is never meant as literally as in the OEM market.
For this reason, the highest level of workmanship and quality, uninterrupted operation over long periods of time and high service quality are taken for granted. Many Original Equipment Manufacturers rely on SOFTAL as a premium supplier with a well-established track record for quality, expertise and professionalism.
In more than half a century in the corona and plasma market, the brand name SOFTAL has become synonymous with easy maintenance and service, low operating cost, long life and the optimum in operator safety.
Low operating cost
We are proud of our growing global customer base that includes manufacturers of film production lines, finishers, film producers and research companies.
Naturally, the portfolio of products offered by SOFTAL is just as multi-faceted as our customer base. This is made possible by the modular design of our treatment systems, which allows customer-specific changes and a rapid development of new systems and processes. This ideal starting point allows us to meet customer demands and achieve results. Guaranteed.
Install and forget
SOFTAL has been part of the corona and plasma industry for more than half a century. Our engineers and developers know, what really matters at the end of the production day. Factors like easy maintenance and service, low operating cost, long life and the optimum in operator safety are considered early in the development process to ensure maximum user-friendliness and up-time.
Customer-specific interfaces and solutions
The numerous hardware and software solutions offered by our treatment systems ensure seamless integration into customer-specific systems and processes. Starting from proven standard components, our systems can be modified to suit any material and/or process. We specialize in the surface treatment of your materials – so you can concentrate on your core business.
Refresher treatment for converters
When they have finally arrived on site of the converter, the surface energy of film is often not enough for perfect converting results. In this case, converters apply a so-called refresher corona treatment to the material to improve its surface energy and increase its wettability and achieve better adhesion of colours and coatings.
The name SOFTAL is synonymous with premium quality systems and a high level of customer satisfaction all over the world. Our unique network of comprehensively trained service professionals located in strategically chosen countries allows us to be personally present in international locations in a matter of hours.
Low operating costs at resonance frequency
SOFTAL generators are setting the industry benchmark for efficiency and cost effectiveness. Careful balancing between generator, transformer and treatment station ensure that the system operates at resonance frequency. This means that the treatment system operates at maximum efficiency, keeping the operating costs as low as possible over the entire lifetime.
SOFTAL surface treatment solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers
Material surfaces are treated with the plasma generated by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) to increase their surface energy. An increase in surface energy leads to an increase in the adhesive forces exerted by the surface, which is a major advantage for printing, laminating and other processes. This effect is therefore used frequently in the production and converting of plastic films and other substrates.
So-called plasma treatment technology is based on the same principle as corona treatment systems. However, in a plasma treatment system, the discharge is ignited within an atmosphere of pure Nitrogen. This gives the user better control of the process gas atmosphere and treatment results.
The portfolio of products offered by SOFTAL is as diverse as the possible applications of corona technology. Our corona and plasma systems are always based on our tried and tested standard components, but specifically chosen and adopted to meet the demands of your materials and processes.
SOFTAL Corona Generators
SOFTAL corona generators are, of course, just as adaptive as our corona stations. It goes without saying that the products of a company that has been successful in the market for decades offer the ease-of-use, robustness, low maintenance and service costs and numerous small and large solutions for smooth everyday production work that you expect form a global player.