Photolysis systems combine principles of corona and plasma. These systems use high voltage to excite gas in an emitter, which then radiates to the surface of a polymer. The radiation is then fine-tuned to chemically modify a polymer to receive most adhesives, paints, coatings, and inks.
- High throughput treatment of stable polymers (nylon 6 and nylon 12) and elastomers (EPDM, Neoprene, Isoprene, Silicone).
- Efficient and effective due to the specific wavelength emitted by the radiation source.
- No electrical discharge across the sample needing treatment; electrically or charge sensitive devices are easily and safely treated.
- Systems can be easily designed to fit on nearly any conveyor system.
- Moderate cost related to the size of the system (usually large systems are needed for highly stable material and high throughput).
- Surface chemistry selectivity
- Operate in standard atmospheric conditions, so treatments are restricted to air chemistry
- Line-of-sight (or two dimensional) design
- System design can be modified to treat three-dimensional objects, but treatment is still determined by the placement of the radiation sources.
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