Plasma Bonding


Plasma Bonding

A strong, reliable bond couldn’t be more important for the longevity of today’s products.  Today’s plasma technology can reduce electrical resistance, while increasing physical strength of solders and bonding agents.  Bonding two dissimilar materials is especially difficult, but plasma helps secure a superior bond every time.

Increased Strength

Plasma treatment allows a strong bond between two dissimilar materials, such as a wood and rubber.  The plasma treated surfaces are cleaned to the atomic level, allowing a similar bonding agent to properly bond to both materials.

As a general rule, a line pull test can measure the bond strength.

Better Printability

Printing on glossy surfaces such as plastic or Teflon has the potential to result in a poor quality.  Plasma treatment cleans and modifies the surface so that ink will apply to a glossy rubber as if it were paper!

Plasma can even allow printing colors on Teflon!

Failure Rate Reduction

Plasma cleaning and surface modification can reduce failure rates among PCB manufacturing, including wire bonding.  This results in more reliable products through stronger bonds and less electronic resistance.

The surface modification effects are not permanent. The time available for processing ranges from just a few hours to a few days. Although the effects of the plasma treatment are temporary, they allow plenty of time to complete the manufacturing or printing process on the materials being treated.