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Plasma Corona Discharge: 4 Advantages for Manufacturers

May 17, 2016

Plasma Corona Discharge: 4 Advantages for Manufacturers

The US manufacturing economy continues to waver between marked improvement and ongoing challenge in 2016, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. While progress is being made, there’s still concern around global headwinds. Reading this report, it occurred to me that many manufacturers could realize significant gains by building corona discharge treatments into their production schedules ― and they may not even realize it! Corona alters the surface properties of materials to give them desirable attributes, such as a part that will last longer or boast cleaner finishes.  

Here’s how this surface modification technique works: 

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3 Issues to Avoid with Corona Treatment of Films

July 7, 2015

3 Issues to Avoid with Corona Treatment of FIlms

Today we are talking films on Tech Talk ― as in corona treatment of ― not the latest “must- see” summer blockbuster (although we enjoy those, too!). So what do you need to know about corona treatment and successful treatment of films?

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Q&A: What is corona treatment?

January 22, 2015

Surface modification - Corona TreatmentToday we’re addressing a common question about surface modification; specifically corona treatment. Although it is somewhat similar to plasma modification, corona is a discharge technique that uses a low temperature to alter material properties. It can help provide a longer surface lifetime for products, or designate a surface more bondable and wettable, plus it improves corrosion resistance.

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