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.
It does not always have to be chemical primers! There is a better, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly alternative: ALDYNE™ allows treatment in a controlled gas atmosphere and ensures better and longer-lasting adhesion at lower cost per square meter.
Plasma technology takes corona treatment one step further. In contrast to corona treatment, the plasma discharge is ignited in a nitrogen atmosphere. This means that plasma treatment stations from SOFTAL offer precise control of the discharge atmosphere and precise control of treatment results.
Linear Plasma is a further development of the Plasma Jet technology and suitable for treatment of large surface areas. As no counter-electrode outside of the electrode housing is required, this technology is suitable for materials of virtually unlimited thickness. Another important feature of Linear Plasma is the ability to generate a potential-free plasma, which is usable on even the most sensitive materials that would otherwise be destroyed by a plasma discharge.
SORTEX™ is an innovative and cost-saving technology for the treatment of fabric strands or panels that does not utilize wet chemicals. Plasma treatment is performed in a closed system within a reliable and environmentally friendly process.
The SORBAL®-K ozone converter from Softal is a high performance filter unit. In order to reduce the ozone burden of the ambient air and to comply with local environmental and occupational safety regulations, the gas mix drawn in can be directly routed to an ozone converter. The exhaust air will be reliably prepared by this.